There certainly are enough garish, loud, irritating, and annoying pages on the Internet, no? I say we put a stop to that right here. I believe that more can be said with less. I believe that sound layout speaks louder than a visual assault. Ultimately you’re looking for a site that works as well as it looks. My experience is that simple design and execution works best to attract buyers.
Again, the samples at the right have been gleaned from my tenure in Web design and production.