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 Psychic Secret
Here at boogersite.com, we get a lot of bad website submissions that deal with psychics. For some reason, this profession is a hotbed of terribly designed websites. Today's ugly website is no exception. A meaningless banner that matches nothing else on the website, scrolling text, a mishmash of fonts, and a glaring lavender background all combine for a visual turnoff.
In the old days, you likely had to seek out a Tarot reading at the county fair, or in an alley you'd never noticed before, and certainly hadn't been in. Today - there are websites and PayPal. How times have changed!
No matter how you run your business, a professional website is essential. It's a mystery why so many homemade websites are still out there, especially for a psychic - who should know it was going to be on boogersite!
Neon, as a fashion trend, peaked in the 80s. One out of every three Americans owned a piece of clothing in at least one of the unnatural hues available.
Thankfully, the internet did not have many websites, if any, in the 80s. Otherwise, websites such as today's bad website would have been EVERYWHERE. And 'Eye Doctor' - as a profession - would have been very lucrative.
For cryin' out loud, WHY would you go to the trouble of creating a website, and then use painfully bright colors to frighten people away? We can't even look at the yellow text on a white background without our eyes watering.
We usually invite people to check out deeper website pages, but in this case, you're on your own.
Some bad websites submitted to us are old. Some are small, with very limited content. Not only is this insufficient website both of those, NONE of the navigation choices lead to anything but a 404 error.
The header is made of Flash; why ANYONE is still doing this is one of the mysteries we hope to solve soon. The money wasted on Flash could've been put toward some actual design or content.
We're often curious about companies who create the bad websites we see, and if you click on the company taking credit - the resulting website explains a lot.
Golden Jackass. Now THERE'S a interesting company name. You might FEEL like a jackass after visiting this website, because it is nearly impossible to discern what this bad website is even about. Pack Mules? Evil Social Networks? The October Hat Trick Letter?
New York Street Gangs
Here's a website in search of an identity. It's meant to be - judging by it's URL - about Classic New York Street Gangs. There are flags representing the USA, Dominican Republic, and Puerto Rico - but Malawi? Maybe we can learn something here after all...
Or not. The flags aren't links. The beckoning skull needs to be clicked on to enter the site - and once you do, we'll just say "enjoy." The Black Spades, The Crazy Homicides Inc., Together We Chill...there's a lot of history here including vintage photos.
This website functions as an interesting historical tribute - too bad the landing page and overall design is such a turnoff.
Bad websites are everywhere - submit ones you come across using this link.