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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American Mortgage

Ahem - your template is showing.  At least that's what we see when we go to the either coming soon or former website for American Mortgage.

Helpfully, there is a link to the website ON the website, so there's that.  Someone must've told you links were a good thing.  Psst...not this type though.

It seems that Network Solutions provided this template, although no one materialized to fill in the content.



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JB Manufacturing

Someone got hacked.  At least, we hope so!  Otherwise, this company is showing a teaser for what looks to be an intimate moment between a couple with the invitation "click here to see more!"   Um...no thanks.

Every page of this elderly website is now displaying disparate ads, for whatever hapless internet user that's stumbled upon it.  We can't imagine this company actually still exists, surely someone would have told them their website's gone to the dogs.


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Restoration Resources

Occasionally, we get a submission for a bad website that is under construction.  True enough, a website under construction should just be revealed when it is deployed.  No need for a 'new website coming soon' banner.  Still - we give those submissions time, in case the faux pas is temporary.  In this case - it's not.

This website was discovered in April of 2023...and the promised new website is still under wraps 11 months later.  That's no good.  Please hire a professional company such as our sponsor, and you won't be hung out to dry for nearly a year waiting.

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Kennels and Carriages

This is an easy one.  There's really nothing to write about.  

There's nothing there.

WHY is it still here?  Created with iWeb 3.0.4, this bad website seems to have been utterly abandoned.

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The Windham Group

At first glance, what do you see on today's bad website?  If you shrugged and said "not much", you're correct.

Not many of the navigation options work at all, although Market Reports offers data that goes from 2004 through 2011, if that is something you're interested in.  Market Links sometimes works, depending upon which page you choose it from.  Perhaps you're interested in the weather, as that page features 42% of its links for climate or hurricane information.  

The Contact page, if you can get it to appear, features a quaint 'webmaster' email address.  He or she should be wearing a paper bag over their head, if taking credit for this site.



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