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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Fire.com is an awesome domain name - think about what you'd expect when visiting a website called fire.com...but don't spend too much time because you are going to be disappointed.
The company behind fire.com claims to have been in business for 20 years - since 1979. So maybe we shouldn't expect too much from a website made in 1999. BUT! You can and should update your website as times (and technologies) change.
The Logan Group
Here at boogersite, we get a lot of submissions for bad websites. Sometimes, we go looking for the creator, to see if it was just a fluke, or if the submitted website is one of many by the same firm. Today, we have found a nest of bad websites.
If you've clicked on the thumbnail to the left, you've gone to a black screen with flashing words. You'll need to (yeah, we know) click on those words to get to the actual website. Once there, you'll see a list of websites "developed" by this company.
Every one of them is a boogersite.
The Logan Group "specializes in creating compelling websites that serve our clients (sic) needs, with a flare." A flare? Watch out, those things get HOT.
All we can say politely is...enjoy. :) :)
One would assume, that if you wrote books that were made into some of the biggest box office hits of the years they were released - that you'd have more than a few dollars to spend on your website.
Here at boogersite.com, we make no such assumptions, and this website proves our point.
For the love of decent websites - hire someone, woman! According to celebritynetworth.com, this novelist has a net worth of $65 million. 65 million!
Circus Historical Society
Q: Who doesn't love the circus?
A: Whoever created this website!
For a website devoted to all things 'Circus', one would think that the website would have a design that brings to mind the magic, mystery and legacy of the Big Top. Alas, that is not the case.
The website does seem to be updated regularly, but why frame your content in a style from the early 2000s? Big bright photos would help, as would a way to communicate with the Society - perhaps a summons to submit your own circus memories or photographs, instead of what happens when you click the 'Contact CHS' button. An email window opens, addressed to...a Gmail account? No one set up email at the domain, it seems. Doing a few searches for 'circus history' brings up only a few simliar (and old) websites. Perhaps there is a void to be filled. Step up, CHS!
Whatever You Need
Every Service Imaginable
That's a pretty bold claim. Then again - looking at this busy, cluttered, somewhat out-of-focus website - why not shoot for the moon? Maybe someone will fall for one of the various things offered on this horrible website. Discount travel? Check. "New Age Hosting" - whatever that is - check. How to Grow Young? Yep - that too.
Common sense should prevail for innocent visitors to this website. There's no location, no phone number, and no idea where the company or companies are located. We weren't about to click on anything on this website, and neither should you.