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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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Crime Scene Cleanup

Example of a bad website: Crime Scene Cleanup

 

Wordpress can be an affordable way to build a website.  But if you don't know how to set it up, you can end up with a website that looks like this one. 

Did anything catch your eye about this website, other than the lack of visible content?  Look at the email address in the header.  It's bad form to use an email address that is not @yourdomain.  Plus...yahoo?  

 



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Pittsburgh Psychic

Example of a bad website: Pittsburgh Psychic

Quick quiz - what are the most important pieces of information to display at a glance on your website?

1.  What you provide or do

2.  Contact information

3.  Location

We can see Pittsburgh, an angel, and...heaven?  

A true psychic would know ahead of time that their website was going to appear on boogersite.com, and would've improved it.



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Silver Lake Research Company

Example of a bad website: Silver Lake Research Company

Well this is boring.

Are you still reading?  Alright, let's break this down.  There's a landing page with really nothing on it.  Let's click on each of the three choices.  

Company: a page of text.  

Products: five tiny logos, each one links to an external site.

Contact: two email addresses, a phone number and a fax number.

That is all, you may go.



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Roofblok

Example of a bad website: Roofblok

It doesn't look terrible, does it?  WELL IT SHOULD.  It's an old FrontPage site, made in 2006.  Nearly the entire site is an image, and good luck figuring out where the company IS considering the only clue is a P.O. box in Massachusetts which is the National Sales Office.

How about some navigation?  Some photos of the company's work?  Considering their products have "been installed on projects in all corners of the globe?"


The first words on the landing page are "On Line Catalogue" but nope - it's not a link and there's no 'catalogue' to be found.  Bad website.



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KIRK EASTERN

Example of a bad website: KIRK EASTERN

On the surface, today's bad website is just...plain.  And boring.  With no design to speak of, no call to action, and not even one photo, it's dull.

Underneath it all, there are links to cheapjerseysfree.com, wholesalecheapjerseys2011.com, cheapnhljerseys.cc, aaajerseyschina.com, discountsjerseys.com and more.  You get the picture.

On the subpages, there is no navigation whatsoever.  Your back button is the only option.  We see a 'login' area, but no clue to what that gets you.

Free advice:  Hire a professional to develop your business website.  There's really no excuse not to.



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