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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New Mexico Chili

This unsecure (insecure?) lil site is a relic from when it seemed to be a race to use as many of the stock colors that came with your website builder package.  Magenta?  Check.  Light blue AND dark blue?  Check.  Including the url everywhere of the website that you are already on?  Check.  There also may be use of a Disney character image, most certainly without permission.

The site is a scattered mess with no design whatsoever.  


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Today's bad website makes you sad just to look at it, doesn't it?  It's a reminder of times long ago - although no one here really misses a Flash intro.  Do you?  Then you may also gaze wistfully at the out-of-focus tiled background and sigh.

Could this website really be representing an actual business, one that's still open?  We're not sure.  The company claiming credit for it has no functioning website, maybe they self-destructed out of embarrassment.

Bad websites are getting scarce, because a good website is so easy to buy.  If you see any lingering atrocities, be sure to submit them to us for review.

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Pure Water

White space is not a crime, it often makes a website seem 'cleaner.'  In this case, the white space is due to lack of content and proper sizing.  If you watch So You Think You Can Dance - when Nigel Lythgoe tells you to 'use the whole stage' he may have some insight into websites as well.

These days, there's no excuse for an unsecure website, a Home Page button, or blurry photos.

The BBB also requires you to link to your profile page on their site if you're going to use their logo, which is not happening here.

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Houston Crating

Unsecure and plain, the weirdest thing about this website is that none of the navigation choices nor Services pages exist.  Well, the url changes to have an extension titled what you chose, but the page content doesn't change.

There's not much to say because there's not much to see.




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Hippo Day Care

You can't see this by looking at the small picture to the left, but this website's been sitting out there, unfinished, since 2010.  That's nine years.  Clearly, someone's paying to keep it online - but why? 

The text is all lorem ipsum, nothing has been filled in at all.  

When your business is providing (supposedly) daycare to hippos, maybe you're too busy for silly tasks like completing a website.  That's why you hire professionals!

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