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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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Example of a bad website: AccuBlend

Sometimes a website submitted to us doesn't look "bad."  But it's not all about the look, is it?  Consider images, page titles, content...then you'll realize why Accu Blend is indeed a bad website.

Consider the home page.  Nearly all of it is image-based.  Let's try some of the navigation, shall we?  Site Map = blank.  Contact us = tiny bit of info that could have been on the home page in the footer.  Unless there's a contact form, or maybe a map with directions offered, there's no need for a separate contact page.  Tech Support?  Just some words and stock pictures, no 'tech' support.  New Products?  Blank.

Most page titles are Untitled. The Product pages nearly all use the same images, which is pretty useless.  Also, the link for sales/customer service at the bottom leads to a 404 'page not found.'  In all - BOOGERSITE!

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Celebrity Websites

Example of a bad website: Celebrity Websites

It's old. It's busy. It's strange. Most of the links are broken, if indeed they ever worked.  A lot of them seem to be made up.  

When "In the News" has an article on Aretha Franklin releasing the album So Damn Happy - which happened in 2003 - it's obvious no one's maintaining this site.  Still, there are some active linked articles which serve as a kind of time capsule.  

There are too many design, navigation and usability sins to list.

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Example of a bad website: CMD

When a website is made with Adobe PageMill, it's going to look dated.  When it's PageMill 3.0, that means it was created prior to the year 2000.  That makes today's bad website a true antique.  Technology aside, there's really no excuse for those colors.

Look - if you don't have the budget to hire a professional web developer, there are a lot of free tools out there for small companies that can be used to create a modern website that should suffice.  If you're NOT a small company, then you must allocate money in the budget for a professional website.  There's just no way around it these days.

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Example of a bad website: Psychosoft

What a strange little nugget today's bad website is.  First, you have a rendering of lycra-suited gal on the left, looking like she stepped out of an Olivia Newton-John video from 1981.  Not sure what her purpose is, but text below her hand-on-hip pose is the questionable "selected by as the Exclusive Provider of IT and Computer Services in Massachusetts to Its Customers."  

This website also uses internal linking to the fullest, making the site nearly unreadable by human eyes (a big mistake) and it's unsecured "store" is completely devoid of products.

The 'footer,' if you can call it that, is nothing but a textbook example of keyword stuffing.  Amazon - you may want to rethink your selection.

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Quantum Solutions

Example of a bad website: Quantum Solutions

Looks professional, doesn't it?  Sure, until you start reading the content.  It's all filler text.  Google will helpfully offer to translate the Latin, but there's no point.

Someone went to the trouble of creating a website with nice headings, then either forgot to finish or lost interest.  This company offers help to those that need a website, and don't know where to start.  But that's all - just the start.  You'll have to turn elsewhere for the rest.

The copyright date is 2016 (and we're near the end of 2018) so it doesn't seem that simple laziness is to blame.

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