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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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Performance Metals

Example of a bad website: Performance Metals

'Outdated and ugly' were words used to describe this bad website.  Neither one is a sin, but we have bigger problems with it.

First of all, the navigation is (for whatever reason) halfway down the left side of the website.  At the top, where normal people put the navigation, is a quaint 'Search the web' feature, for those who are just too lazy to open another browser tab and use Google.  This search uses Bing, surely because the website was created using free Microsoft tools.  Nice try, guys, but "Bing" is not a verb and never will be.

Folks, just update your dang website.  Make sure numbers and symbols are using the correct display set, so you can avoid a disaster like this website's specification pages.



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Nevada Plumbing

Example of a bad website: Nevada Plumbing

Before anyone complains, yeah, this is a screenshot of the About Us page.  We could have taken a screenshot of the useless Site Map page, which lists Home, this About Us page, and a Contact Us page.  Like we said, useless.

The company taking 'credit' for this website (forganizer.com) seems to be out of business.  That's no surprise, considering the crummy job they did for this plumbing company.

The Home button doesn't even work from any of the subpages.  So all you really have on this website is a phone number to call them.  Not even an address.



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Expresscafeandbakery

Example of a bad website: Expresscafeandbakery

The URL?  "expresscafeandbakery.com"  Does this LOOK like a bakery?  A cafe?  NO!  Because it's been hacked.

This website was once for an actual bakery in Savannah Georgia. Back in May 2009, that is. Today it exists as a repository for a variety of blogs which are nothing more than random advertisements.

"Benefits of Car Rental Services"

"Most Overlooked Facts About Website Development Idaho Falls"

"THE BENEFITS OF HIRING WATER WISE LANDSCAPE"

"WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT DALLAS ROOFERS?"  Yes, posed as a question.

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BSC

Example of a bad website: BSC

Boy oh boy.  There used to be a lot of companies out there selling themselves as web designers and SEO experts.  Someone found a old gem out there.  Let's take a look.  Other than the basic appearance which is devoid of any 'design' or style, it's full of spelling/grammar errors. 

"I Have decided to write this page so i can link it in my denyal emails in stead of writing in each email why i cannot link to thier site. 

This will also be a great guide for all those who are trying to build their site on thier own."

You don't need to be a professional copywriter to discern that this may not be your best choice for any 'expert' service.  Because the site also advocates use of Yahoo Overture, we assume this business is no longer a going concern.  



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Craigslist

Example of a bad website: Craigslist

When Craig Newmark created his list in 1995, the internet was very young.  Even when his first craigslist.org website went live the next year, it could be forgiven as being rudimentary.  However - it's ALWAYS 1996 when you visit craigslist.

The current CEO is 'credited' with the homepage design, which is not something we'd want on our resumes.  C'mon guys - isn't it time to redesign this?

One thing that craigslist does right is know where you are.  Yelp has never gotten the hang of this, their website always defaults to San Francisco.  Maybe they'll be featured as a boogersite some day.



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