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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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DV Clubs

Example of a bad website: DV Clubs

Holy cow there's a lot of text here.  NINE PAGES of it on the landing page. Folks - the Internet does not charge 'by the page' so it's okay and expected to divide your content up into sensible categories.  Services, Products, etc.  Well wait.  There ARE subpages. So why is the homepage so confusing?

Maybe the answer is an utter lack of design.  No one even tried.  There's a bit of attitude present in the text, so maybe someone tried to suggest it and was clubbed down.

Interestingly, there's a link for a neighboring pizza shop with an equally bad website.  But you actually stay on the main site, this is just a subpage.  With no nav to get back to the main site.  I think we're done here.



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Hot Sauce

Example of a bad website: Hot Sauce

When anyone out there submits a bad website, getting the url to us is pretty simple.  We didn't find what you meant to send, but we found THIS.  Hot Sauce.  We were expecting a site either about or selling hot sauce, but instead we stumbled across this curiosity.  

Check it out.  We got a few different landing pages, and wow are the subpages weird.  A short attention span must be required to view the content, because it's always in motion and boy is it fast.  Most of it can't be read or understood - and that's a fail in our opinion. 

Overall, it's confusing.  And if you're trying to sell something, confusion is not a tactic that leads to success.



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Gods-Domains

Example of a bad website: Gods-Domains

Today's submitted bad website is basically a list of domains for sale by an enterprising individual who has presumably purchased them all.  As of today, there are 1522 for sale.  That represents a pretty good chunk of change, and assuming they need to be renewed annually that must get expensive.

So if you're looking for a domain, there are some odd ones here.  We're not sure what the significance of the number 1215225 is, but both the .com and .net versions are available.  If you're feeling dangerous, ipoisons.com is for sale - and if you'd like some hate mail, iracism.com is also listed. ???

We can't pick on 'design,' really, because if this website is doing its job - listing domains that are for sale - then it has served its purpose.  So it's not a true boogersite - it is really more of a curiousity.

 



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MBI Cryo

Example of a bad website: MBI Cryo

Flash?  AGAIN?! Even your WEBSITE knows that's a fail.  Look, it says so right at the top.

 

We don't think this place is even open anymore, given that the "latest news" is from 2008.  For those keeping track, that's 10 years ago.

 

The only navigation is in the footer, there's no home link, contact info is an image, logo and 'header' disappears on sub-pages, and the brochures are all images which don't open in new windows.  Not much search-engine-friendly content here.



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AccuBlend

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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