Graphic designers are a fickle bunch and their propensity to blog (irony!) tends to bring out the grumbles. It's worth a chuckle to read how J. Thomas defends the true ugliness of Wikipedia and goes directly against the grain of most design lemmings.

Sure, let’s drop the substance, or alter it enough to fit our needs. It works for me, in my context, on my screen, it should be fine, right? Well, that’s not designing. That’s cheating. You’re skewing the content’s use, perverting its value.

Take a quick read on why Wikipedia deserves to stay ugly.

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