Well designed my ass

I love to visit delicious periodically to see what the blogosphere has dredged up.

Tonight I visited, saw a post on “well-designed” blogs, and visited the site. It’s always interesting to see lists of what others think are great blogs, from whatever perspective.

OK. Well, after reading the intro I checked out the list.

The first blog listed is Fairvue. And immediately, I have a sense of disconnection. These are supposed to be well-designed blogs, right? Then why does this blog have upside-down titles? Sorry, I don’t want any sites done by this freelance designer. Looks cool, but too annoying.

I shouldn’t complain too much – many of the rest of the blogs are great examples of wonderful design.

But that first one kind hit me the wrong way – especially given the Jakob Nielsen usability link on the intro page.