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Examples of Bad Websites

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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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PC Solutions

Example of a bad website: PC Solutions

Here's the thing:  Even if you do GREAT work, have GREAT service and a stellar reputation...you cannot leave your online face in a condition that causes website visitors to cringe and cover their eyes.

A flashing neon green company name is NOT the best way to start out.  A 'Matrix'-style design from 1998 or so just dates you.

The June specials might be really good deals on machines still running Windows 7 - but it's JULY.  There's also not much use for having a navigation choice of For Sale, if all that page is going to do is direct you to 'See Specials'. 

Sigh.



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Roberston Restoration

Example of a bad website: Roberston Restoration

If you click on our thumbnail image to the left, as you would to visit any of the boogersites we review - please be careful.  Any page other than the landing page is going to hurt.  Your eyes may NOT be able to recover.  You are going to do it anyway, aren't you?  Dangit. 

This entire website is in a font and style that can only be called Eyestrain®.  A good design doesn't ignore font choices. It wouldn't matter if you were Bill Gates and had a website that gives away all of the secrets to founding a company such as Apple.  If people can't read what you offer, they're not going to stay on your website much less buy anything from you.

Hey wait...maybe all we need is 3-D glasses...



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Heaven's Gate

Example of a bad website: Heaven's Gate

 

Is this for real?

 

We just....can't.

 

If anyone can find something GOOD about this website, please let us know.



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Rich and Associates

Example of a bad website: Rich and Associates

This is a small website, to be sure.  But is that 'bad'?  Probably.  But let's give it a chance.  Maybe it grows.

First of all...we thought the name/logo was for a law firm, but then noticed the words Hospitality, Advertising, Marketing, and Promotion.  That doesn't sound legal...so we tried to click on those words.  Nothing.

Then we noticed the four tiny Cs.  See them?  THAT'S the navigation.

What's odd is that this company appears to have done work for some very large corporations, and it looks like good work.  So why is it hidden on such a tiny website?



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Ultimate 80s

Example of a bad website: Ultimate 80s

We all loved the 80s, right?  Even if you weren't alive back then, you can appreciate (while often mocking) the music, the fashion, the relative innocence of the times...but we digress.

Unless this website is purposefully "retro", which we don't think it is, it's hideous.  Some of you will cry "Geocities!" with a bit of nostalgia.  Some of you will claim that your corneas will never be the same again.  Some of you may even follow the link to a 7 CD boxed set of this music on Amazon, and actually buy it.

If you do, the creator of this website will actually make money.  And isn't that the purpose of a website?  Maybe this one isn't such a fail after all.



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