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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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Territorial Kansas

Example of a bad website: Territorial Kansas

Did you know that seven years of Kansas history has its own website?  Be honest, neither did we.  Yessir, the period known as Territorial Kansas has a website, but no Twitter account that we can find.

So what's going on here?  This blood-red website is a collection of great detail of what went on in Kansas from 1854-1861.  We can't imagine this website gets a lot of traffic unless you are a teacher looking for a lesson plan on the topic - of which there are several.  Some very focused diarist has also provided a day-by-day chronicle of significant events in Kansas during that period.  Can you imagine?  Is there anyone today taking notes on the daily happenings in that state or others?

This site is actually pretty interesting.  It's indexed well, with links to such things as the correspondence of Charles Twiss, violent deaths and information on Exodusters. 

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Aruca Electronics

Example of a bad website: Aruca Electronics


About this site:  It's always important to take care of your health and technology around you. If your health does not work, you do not have the use of the electronics and do not work electronics so you can not check this website. 

WHAT?  You want us to be healthy so we can visit this loser website?  Nonsensical text between pictures of food and drink serves no purpose, and neither does this bad website.

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Ken Ward Design

Example of a bad website: Ken Ward Design

"Boogersite, that website doesn't look bad at all!"  We hear you.  But look more closely.  The entire site is lorem ipsum filler text.  The whole thing.  

Interestingly, this is not a user-submitted website.  Rather, the one that was submitted was bad indeed - but we usually go looking for the company responsible for creating the bad website.  And that's how we found this one.

It would be hard to believe that any web design company would launch such a website.  If you were a new company, you'd wait to launch your first (or replacement) site until it was complete and ready to go.  Right?

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Crest Bakery

Example of a bad website: Crest Bakery

"You may have heard of transportation expenses and school discounts at movie theaters" - or not.  That's what today's bad website has as an opening line, when Google's handy Translate button is used.  

But why?

This used to be a bakery's website.  Left unsecured and unmonitored, it was hijacked by someone in Japan.  

Businesses - if you're going to have a website, and you all SHOULD, please use a reputable and secure company such as our sponsor. 

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Giant Website!

Example of a bad website: Giant Website!

Everyone loves cheese, right?  Even people who can't eat it due to dietary restrictions - we bet they still like it.  Well have we got a website for you!  20 page-downs on varieties of cheese, and the page hasn't been updated since 2007, when 50 new cheeses were added.  At that rate, no WONDER the site hasn't been updated.  The internet just must not have room for 550 new cheeses.

This is a seriously gigantic website at over 400 pages.  We're pretty sure there are pages that no one remembers creating, and can no longer find.  If cheese isn't your thing, there's also information on Living, gardening, the Secrets of Wine Country, and book reviews.  Something for everyone!

Seriously, though - what is the purpose of this website?  That's typically the first item discussed with a professional web developer. 

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