This article goes over some real world cases of where designers try to add cool and clever ideas to their website only to have it fail miserably. These would be the bad examples. (AKA Don’t do this… Please).
After showing you why it doesn’t work, they are nice enough to show you what it looks like when done correctly. For example, the second example shown displays a website where the home page is literally just a grid of images, no text, nothing. Whereas the good example shows a similar grid of images, but they also have a short text description, stats, ranking, and other useful information attached to the card to help the users find exactly what they are searching for fast and effectively.
go check it out at www.interaction-design.org.