Examples of Bad Websites

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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TEI International

When the only Google review states "Closed, closed , out of business, mighty closed." (and it's from 2008), one might assume this place is out of business.

But is it?  There's no way of knowing.  YES, the appearance is dated.  YES the photos are not the correct resolution and they're blurry.  But the content is for a company that offers very relevant services.

Make sure you have something on your website that lets people know you are OPEN FOR BUSINESS and hoping to earn theirs.

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Everest International

Holy color palette!  Pink might be the only one left out - but wait, it's on subpages.  Along with every other color of the rainbow...on a brown background.

This bad website is for a consulting service dealing with scientific issues regarding polymers, elastomers and other compounds.  That's a big business!  Is it not paying much these days? 

It's hard to get past the circus of colors to see if there's any useful content here.  Your mileage may vary.

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J Drasner

We're going to call today's bad website 'vintage', rather than 'bad'.  It's functional, contains a lot of information and is almost responsive.  It tries - but never achieves smartphone compatibility.  Tablet-sizing seems to be the best it can do.

An ISO cert is mentioned, yet not displayed anywhere on the website.

The company taking 'credit' for this website in the footer rudely redirects to their own site, rather than opening their site in a new window.  You'd think they would know better?  Maybe they're the 'bad' part of this boogersite...

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Gemini Creative

Is it just us - or would you be looking for a more appealing website when visiting one for a company that sells website design?

The landing page for this particular shop is underwhelming to say the least.  Then, the first three examples of their work show a photo with the client's company name in white text upon it.  Three in a row!  It may be safe to say that this is the formula, and you'll know ahead of time what you'll be getting.  Not very 'creative' eh?


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Moisture Guard

Old websites can still function while looking extremely dated, and today's bad website does just that.  The links still work, the email addresses are @the domain instead of some out-of-business ISP and no pages are broken.

Sure, the Project gallery could have larger, more clear updated images (and more Projects!) but overall - the site functions.

Responsive design and and an overall redesign would serve this company well.

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