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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Brilliant Electric Sign Company

We've been sitting on this bad website for a while, hoping something would change about the page presented when we try to view it.  Unfortunately, nothing has changed in months.

According to a popular online resource for company data which includes earnings, number of employees, and similar information - this company this website represents a business that's been around since 1929, has 55 employees, and over $8M in yearly revenue.

So what happened to their website?  A sign company surely understands the importance and value of quality signage - and what is a website really but a sign on the internet?

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Push Soprts

We think today's bad website is about gloves to wear while riding bicycles.  You can't buy them on this website, but you can read all about them.  So...why the website?  If you can't buy the product, or see what retail locations carry them - what's the point?

The blurry photo isn't doing the site any favors either.

Text on the site includes "We agonize over the slightest details" but we have to assume they are only talking about cycling gloves, and NOT this FrontPage website.

By the way - the title of 'Soprts' is not our typo...that IS the page title.

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South Beach Gifts

Dear Santa:

We hope that you and Mrs. Claus are well.  Here at boogersite.com, it is our responsibility to expose the worst websites out there.  That may seem naughty, but if you think about it - it's really a good deed.  :)

Therefore, our Christmas wish list includes having all FrontPage websites abolished, including this disaster.  This bad website belongs on the naughty list for many reasons, including having 723 keywords that mysteriously include candle-la-bras, hanker-chief, and Pvc box.  Yeah.  We don't get it either.  The marble-ized background is sinful, and the mix of fonts pushes it into lump-of-coal territory.

Please put a new website under this company's tree for Christmas.

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National Die

The small screen area and hard to read tiny text being used by today's bad website makes us wonder if the creators thought that on-screen real estate costs money.  The more space you take up = the more you pay?  NOT.

Bright blue on black is never easy to read.  Navigation that looks like text isn't a good idea either. There's also nothing to DO here.  No call to action, or what sets this company apart from others like it.

A company called "Absolute Zero" is taking credit for this site.  Maybe that is the level of expectation for potential customers to use this website.

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A lot of bad websites submitted to us are simply old, while others have no professional design.  This one is both!  If the copyright date is to be believed, this site is from 2001.  It claims to be one of the nations (sic) leading suppliers of parts and accessories for Harley-Davidson Motorcycles.  That seems hard to believe.

The catalog leads with calendars of bikini-clad motorcycle enthusiasts, and moves on to Zippo lighters.  Still not seeing those popular 'parts and accessories,' but whatever.

Hey, there's a page for Awards!  This website has supposedly (and unbelieveably) won Web Awards.  However, if you click on the 'awarders,' you'll either get an irrelevant real estate company's website, a broken page, or a domain for sale.  Not much of an 'award.'

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