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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.

After looking at the websites and critiques below, please visit our free advice area.

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"Advance" Paint Technology

Example of a bad website:

"Welcome to our new homepage!"  If this is the new one, we would really really like to see the 'old' one.  Can it be any worse?  

This bad website actually says that it's still under construction.  Seriously?  It took more time to write the scant text than it would to include a picture or two, or to just finish it up.  However, we don't think this company ever came into existence, because Google has never heard of it.  When Google has never heard of you or your company, you don't really exist.

Incredibly, the counter claims that there have been over 25K visitors to this website.

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J & M Precision Products

Example of a bad website: J & M Precision Products


"FAIL (the browser should render some flash content, not this)."   That's the first line of text on this website.  Funny, that's what WE were going to say.

This company also claims to "provide world class service with each and every client interaction."  EXCEPT FOR THIS WEBSITE!  C'mon people - if you can run complicated machinery, you should be able to craft a better website or at least be smart enough to hire a company that can.  We don't see anyone taking credit for this bad website, which leads us to believe it was self-made.  We don't try to do our own CNC work, so why would a machining company try to make its own website?

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Metal Forming Inc.

Example of a bad website: Metal Forming Inc.

Aw, it's an old Word website.  You know, the one you create in Microsoft Word, then choose 'save as web page.'  We haven't seen one of these in a while.

Then again, nothing here is up-to-date.  Clicking on 'E-Commerce Capabilities' we expected to find a way to buy products or services but instead found a message which includes: "Our LAN is broadband enabled, allowing us to seemlessly integrate our customer's e-commerce initiaves into our existing system."  Welp.  There is, though, a helpful link to the company's website on the website.

Keep submitting bad websites to us. Although they are becoming scarce there are still plenty out there.

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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.  


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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, and would've improved it.

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