Johnson, J. (2011) Best and Worst Design: 50 University Websites From 50 States Design Shack, January 20
A ‘no-punches-pulled’ view from Britain of the design of university web sites in the USA.
Take a look at fifty university websites and you’ll start to get the feeling that you’re seeing the same site fifty times. This is definitely yet another very specific but very large group of websites that seem to have all come together and decided to be unoriginal.
Main reason: design by committee. The article gives links to the best and worst sites. Great fun.