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There are countless examples of embarrassing website designs and development out there. These are the latest examples we have discovered. For each site below we provide a brief analysis to assist you in avoiding the same pitfalls.
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Why would you want to waste your entire landing page user experience on an image? In certain circles, a picture may be worth 1000 words. In web design, if there are no actual words, you've blown the opportunity to be found by anyone who may be searching for your product or service. Search engines can't 'see' pictures. They can see alt text, but in this case, there's nothing helpful. images/homeimg.jpg" alt="home img"/> doesn't cut it.
Aside from that - this recently submitted bad website has other issues. Besides not being mobile-friendly, the menu can't quite decide where it wants to be on sub-pages, Our Foods reads more like a cooking show description, not mentioning the company offering them even once - and because the banner with the company name in it is also a poorly titled image (design/images/banner00.png) it adds nothing to help search engines present the company in a search result.
Although this website doesn't look comical as most that are submitted, it's got some underlying issues that make it a true boogersite.
Bad websites come in all shapes and sizes. This beauty here is no exception. Navy blue, jade green - not all bad. However - when this was submitted - no one wanted to click on the url. Why?
TAKE A LOOK AT IT. Molestation Nursery? No thanks! But look closer. No molestation here - just a fairly empty blog about a "Nuresery" with an unfortunate URL.
Give some thought to your website design - in fact, a lot of thought. But please don't forget what your url may look like to people unfamiliar with your business. Yikes.
At first glance, you can't really tell what this website is for (big mistake.) Especially if you were on your iPad or iPhone. Adobe Flash ain't ever gonna work on those. Message to overpriced developers out there: QUIT USING FLASH ON WEBSITES. You charge people a lot for something that excludes HALF of smartphone visitors. As of Dec. 2014, Apple vs. Android phone sales were in a dead heat, at 47% each.
So what is Table24? A closer look reveals that it is a restaurant. The Flash content you couldn't see is slow pan of the interior of this place...completely empty. There are no happy smiling diners eating delicious food. There are no pictures of the food. That strikes us as odd, how about you? Then again - the company claiming credit for this website doesn't even have (at the time this reviewer checked) a functioning website of their own, so what does that tell you?
The About Us page thankfully tells of an Artisan Cage-Free Egg Sandwich, which doesn't sound tasty at all, but does solve the problem of those hard-to-eat caged egg sandwiches. It can be hell on your manicure, peeling those cages off.
Here at boogersite.com, we often wonder what prompts someone to send in an example of a bad website. Did they just stumble across it? Are they a disgruntled ex-employee? Or...have they gotten nowhere trying to convince the company that a website redesign is long overdue?
In the case of this recent submission, it's hard to tell. If you can get past the design (or lack of it), it doesn't take a professional to see that some very basic information is missing. A phone number! An address!
Although...looking at this website for a web design firm, it may be unlikely that you'd actually WANT to contact them.
After a lengthy internet search - okay, it was a few minutes, actually - we learned that the Bond character is about entitlement, sex, and violence. He can appreciate fine wines, shoot adversaries in cold blood (and with a certain pleasure), and acquire information on his enemies by seducing their mistresses, who usually end up dead as a result.
The recently-submitted bad website for the James Bond 007 Museum doesn't bring to mind any of these traits. If this website was a movie character, it would be an annoying motormouth that you couldn't wait to get away from. Kinda like Jim Carrey.
It doesn't take a professional to see the issues with this website. After outwitting decades' worth of villains, let's hope Bond doesn't lay down and die of embarrassment.