Examples of Bad Websites

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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Jubilee Donuts

Today's weather:  92 degrees, dangerous heat index.  Today's bad website:  Winter Specials.  Hot Chocolate.  "Pepermint" Hot Chocolate. Ironic advertising?  NO.  Just a never-updated website.  

Even the company taking 'credit' for it is ashamed, the link to their website is broken, because they couldn't even spell their own company name in the linked url.

Most strange - a doughnut business that doesn't even feature doughnuts on its landing page.  

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Morgan's Foods

WOW - we should have saved this one for Halloween because today's bad website is really scary!  Horrible in the worst way, you could even say it hurts your eyes.

Quite unbelievably, this website purports to be the franchisee for several prominent fast food chains in their area - the "franchisors" being KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.  Wouldn't you then be able to afford an actual working website?


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Buckeye Threads

When a website, in 2022, states on its landing page that it is "Celebrating 32 years of service in 2016"it may be safe to assume the company isn't around any longer.  Another page of this site indicates "Celebrating 28 years of service in 2012".  Here's a completely free piece of advice - NEVER put the number of years on your website.  Simply state 'in business since XXXX', which will never get old or outdated.

That is really nothing to focus on given the rest of this drastically bad website.  Blurred, pixelated images, many "coming soon" pages...we wouldn't recommend holding your breath.


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AMRESCO!  Do you think that's repeated often enough on the landing page?  Not counting the AMRESCOs in images, there are 18 instances.  We get it!  Now stop already!

There's nothing newer than some reports dated 2000, so it's unlikely the claim  of "servicing business for over 25 years" is true.

This bad website is just plain ugly, and doesn't actually provide a way to do business with them - if in fact they are still a going concern.

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Malachi Computer Consultants

We don't know about you, but he last time we heard the name "Malachi" it was in the horror movie Children of the Corn.  It doesn't seem to be the name of any employee here, so....weird.

Today's bad website is not simply old.  A big problem is that many of the links to Recent Projects show a website much newer and done by a different company.  The clients have moved on!  And so, it seems, have the business partners.  There is a list of four - only one of which leads to a working (maybe?) website just as plain and old as this one.

The company could be out of business.  If so - why leave this site hanging around?

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