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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The person who submitted this website had been searching for a cyclists club called BigFoot Bicycle. Instead, he or she found this hacked website, now in Japanese. Just look at it. Do you see any bicycles? Nope. Just a calm man, gazing into the distance. Maybe he's just finished a satisfying ride? Nope. Also on the landing page is a picture of a hairbrush and a tube of green goo.
Have you figured out what this website is about? Do the other photos clue you in? Alright, let's end the suspense. Using a translate utility, we learn that this cycling club website is now a Japanese website for solving thinning hair problems. It also revealed an amusing section called (in English) "Drinking to prevent hair loss." We're in!!
How does this happen, you wonder? By having an unsecured domain that someone has poached. Folks - when you go with the cheapest hosting possible, your website is likely exposed and unsafe. Always choose a reputable hosting facility with industry-standard protections.
The products offered by this company may be "elite" but their website certainly isn't. We thought the age of small websites was past, now that nearly everyone has a nice large monitor. Even if you don't have a huge one, you surely have at LEAST 1024x768. This website might fill up an 800x600. Maybe. Size does matter, folks.
Marble and granite aren't cheap. Therefore, let's presume this company makes some money, and should be able to afford a modern website. One that has a way (other than using the 'back' arrow, that is) to get back to the Home page. Although...there are only a few small photos there, so at this time, there's really no reason to go back there.
We can't even see who is taking credit for this outdated website, due to the bright purple text on a dark teal background. There may be other design treasures waiting there, if you care (or dare) to click.
According to research, some people actually prefer reading white text on a dark background. Here at boogersite, we believe those people are actually blind. Because today's poorly designed website is HARD TO READ!
Best practices for good website design include sensible advice such as each website page always including easy navigation back to the landing page as well as contact information. That's not happening here.
When a company has reported earnings between $2.5-5M, one would think they'd be able to afford a modern website.
Do you think your company has a good website? If not - submit it to boogersite, then you can point it out to your boss.
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Treasure Coast Food Equipment
When we see a bad website, we attempt to quantify what makes it 'bad.' Often, it's a visual mess, and easy to see why someone submitted it to us as an example of a poorly-designed website. Sometimes we have to dig a little bit deeper.
Just look at it. We could've played the keyword game, because you would NOT have guessed that a website about meat processing tools would have keywords such as jet net, vero beach, f dick, and GLOBE. Seriously.
Hey, we don't make this stuff up. These websites are out there, and we thank you for bringing them to our attention.