So I have been talking to quite of few clients as well as others about how I see the internet. I see it as a wealth of knowledge, too much it is just noise but too little you don’t get heard. You need a balance between content and interest with what you post onto the web. One instance of this is the fact that so many news sites have so much going on the page its hard to hone in onto the important information you are interested in. What I try and do is leave out the distractions and bring in what you want to show to the world who you are or what you stand for.
Another good example of this would be how Google puts together their content for the different applications they have. They try to make it simple but yet usable, also minimal flashing lights and distracting content. When you can pick out what you need quickly you will most likely go back and find what you desire again and recommend it to your friends or colleagues to read or go over.
In conclusion, more is not always better, especially when it comes to the content of a site. Keep that in mind the next time you look for a design, you want it to stand out but you also don’t want it to distract the viewer from what your overall goal is on your site.