Comparing the design of a “WordPress Website” to a “Non-WordPress Website”, is a little like judging the performance of a computer by just looking at it.
WordPress is the “engine” your website uses to run. It doesn’t affect anything that you actually see on the website.
Visually, the design is what separates one website from the next. The website could be built on WordPress or any other content management system, and no one would be any the wiser.
What WordPress does do well is content management and extensibility. But again, this does not effect the design of the website.
Still not convinced?
Below are 8 well designed websites from brands or companies that you’ll recognize, and each are built on WordPress.
This major leader in business journalism chose WordPress for their content driven website.
The Dallas Mavericks not only pushed the limits in the design of their website, but they also chose to build it on WordPress. And of course, it’s mobile friendly. Well done Mavs.
The Broncos did well with not only designing a great looking academic website, but they also developed it on WordPress. Being a Fresno State Bulldog, it’s hard to give credit to Boise State, but here it’s well deserved.
You wouldn’t expect anything less than creative with AIGA, and Portland’s AIGA chapter did just that. (built on WordPress)
Creativity is an understatement with Lollapalooza’s website. It just goes to show that WordPress has nothing to do with the actual design of a website.
Managing content is a breeze with WordPress, so is it really a surprise that TechCrunch chose WordPress?
One of the major players in the music industry trusts WordPress to run their website.
Another great example of showcasing the possibilities with WordPress. TIME is the 153rd most visited website in the United States so I think it’s safe to say WordPress can handle traffic. (source: alexa.com/siteinfo/time.com)
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