What is more important? Content or Design?

Bangladesh
February 19, 2007 2:31pm CST
I am going to open a brand new website or rather I should say a portal.But I am a bit of confused about my design since I'm not a good web designer.I think I can hide my lack in design with hot and worthy content.Do you think it works?Or should I really take another look at my design and think again about something new?
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7 responses
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
19 Feb 07
A nice combination of both would be best. Just make sure that your site is tidy and easy to navigate. It really doesn't have to be very flashy. If you do that, and the content is good then you'll be doing just fine.
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• Bangladesh
20 Feb 07
Yeah, I think you r right that a good combination of both will be the best to attract new visitors.Thanks for your response. Take care bye.
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
I personally feel that content is worth a lot more than design. A few months ago, I decided to start a blog. I used a free blog that has classic templates. I found one I liked then just started to blog. I have had a lot of people come in and visit my blog and the most comments I have recieved about it has been about the content. If you post a lot and have good things to say, then you will keep your readers coming back for more.
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• Bangladesh
20 Feb 07
Thanks for your response sir.I also agree with you that we should take the content with a bit more care.Your visitors would not mind with your poor design if your site provide some quality content.
@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
20 Feb 07
Thanks for your comment but I'm not a sir. lol
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@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
19 Feb 07
IMHO, design is everything. Especially on the web. Your site has to look good enough for folks to want to bother with your content.
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• Bangladesh
20 Feb 07
You may say design is everything but content can't be ignored.A visitor come to your site for content. not for your design.Thanks for your response anyway.
@BunGirl (2639)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I agree that content is also important, but it's not what hooks most people. If your content is fabulous, but your site design is ugly and difficult to navigate, your content will likely never be seen. Design is the hook. Content just keeps them coming back.
@Commerce (646)
• India
21 Feb 07
Both Design and the content should go hand in hand. Your website can be perfect without good content. You can learn designing easily and quickly. But you have to organize your contents properly before you could figure out your design. Design should come after you have planned the content. Thanks. ( just my opinion) :P
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• Bangladesh
24 Feb 07
Thanks for your opinion mate.I am not a proffesional web designer and that's why I want to provide quality content on my site.
@kacana (539)
• Bulgaria
19 Feb 07
Both are important. If you have many content, but bad design it would be hard to find the needed info. Also users will be bored with the site. If the site has a good design, but no content it will be popular for a small ammount of time and will be forgoten by anyone. So there should be both.
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• Bangladesh
20 Feb 07
Thanks a lot for your response buddy, everybody recommend for both design and content here.And after reading all those responmse I finally made my mind that we need both design and content with same importance.
• United States
19 Feb 07
i have a great suggestion for you. it's called 50megs.com if you dont kno html very well you can use their templates but edit each page. each page is a file. my page is my artist page http://www.lilstripe.i8.com you can buy a domain for a very cheap price. mine has alot of adds. you can get rid of them. 50megs is not like freewebs. when you pay for 50megs you will not see the freewebsite adds and stuff. i can't pay for it right now but if ur considering a new website, use 50 megs. it's cheap, and very professional.
• Bangladesh
20 Feb 07
Thanks for the link mate, but I am using 50webs.com at the moment for my site and it works fine with me.You can try them for your site and they provide all those feature that you get from 50megs.com, Thanks a lot for your response dear.
@orgilxxx (128)
• Indonesia
20 Feb 07
i prefer both. content and design important for avery website
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