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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When a website, in 2022, states on its landing page that it is "Celebrating 32 years of service in 2016", it may be safe to assume the company isn't around any longer. Another page of this site indicates "Celebrating 28 years of service in 2012". Here's a completely free piece of advice - NEVER put the number of years on your website. Simply state 'in business since XXXX', which will never get old or outdated.
That is really nothing to focus on given the rest of this drastically bad website. Blurred, pixelated images, many "coming soon" pages...we wouldn't recommend holding your breath.
AMRESCO! Do you think that's repeated often enough on the landing page? Not counting the AMRESCOs in images, there are 18 instances. We get it! Now stop already!
There's nothing newer than some reports dated 2000, so it's unlikely the claim of "servicing business for over 25 years" is true.
This bad website is just plain ugly, and doesn't actually provide a way to do business with them - if in fact they are still a going concern.
Malachi Computer Consultants
We don't know about you, but he last time we heard the name "Malachi" it was in the horror movie Children of the Corn. It doesn't seem to be the name of any employee here, so....weird.
Today's bad website is not simply old. A big problem is that many of the links to Recent Projects show a website much newer and done by a different company. The clients have moved on! And so, it seems, have the business partners. There is a list of four - only one of which leads to a working (maybe?) website just as plain and old as this one.
The company could be out of business. If so - why leave this site hanging around?
HAL Mfg. Co.
You can see what's wrong here at a glance - not only is today's bad website non-responsive, it's not even left-justified so you have to go driving around just to see the content. Secondly...is that a yahoo email address in the header? Seriously??
Clicking on the generically named Catalog One does show results, but Catalog Two is nothing but an error page denying its own existence.
The landing page text you see is repeated throughout the site (WHY?). The copywriter seems to be allerigic to hyphens and addicted to commas. Let's hope they do great design.
Three Rivers Sheet Metal
Deemed unsafe by our browser, we forged ahead on behalf of the alert Internet user who advised us of this bad website.
It sure doesn't look like much, perhaps the nearly blank website is hiding some predators. Hmmm. Looks like a harmless list of clickable Management personnel, and a Downloads page. Let's see. the Go to files link does nothing, the Download free FTP software here starts an instant download of Core FTP Lite, and the instructions for using it were created 11 years ago.
That's literally it, folks. Not even one photo, or shred of design. Shrug. Maybe simple is best, but they really ought to take care of that 'unsafe' problem.