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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Security Concepts

When shopping for services, especially for something as important as security, one would hope to find several choices online, all with a professional-looking website that inspires confidence.  If that is true, this bad website is NOT going to be one of the companies you contact.

Small, dark and blurry images are used throughout, and under Private Investigation there is a category called "Stocking Issues".  We hope that's a simple mistake, and "stalking" is what was meant unless they really do investigate what's wrong with your socks.

There's a broken link to Centurion Arms (whatever that is) and a contact email address at yahoo!  Need we say more?

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Millennium Optics

It's old, it's made with Yahoo! SiteBuilder, it's ugly...just an all-around bad website.

IF any attention was given to design, we'd bet a cracker that 'legally blind' might be used to describe the creator.  "Blank" does not make for a useful title tag either.

Shrug.  You get what you pay for.  In this case, it was clearly not much.  

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Not sure about the url, today's bad website seems to have been registered with a country code indicating the Cocos Islands, an Australian territory.  A small territory, less than 6 square miles.  Shrug.  The site defines itself as being "for market intelligence in the recycling and composting businesses".

Some Google ad services are at the botton in lieu of a footer, for whatever reason.  Mostly, there are just links to and a short description of other websites.

You've got Composting News, in case that is up your alley and you need to learn more.  There's also the Paper Stock Report, in case you are actually still using...paper.  And finally, way-2-grow, leading to a 'domain for sale' page.

So...what was this site for again?

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Science Against Evolution

Something about it offends the eyes, we hope that it's not permanent.

Although there is a preponderance of very readable, interesting content, the bad website design - actually the LACK of design - makes it very hard to resist simply closing the browser window.  There are several rabbitholes to venture down, including 'web sites of the month', featuring a seemingly endless treasure trove of bad websites for those with hours and hours of free time to get lost in.

What is the purpose of this website?  If we can't tell by looking at it for a few moments, that is a basic failure.

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Stand Out Ohio

We're not sure what Stand Out Ohio used to do, but now they seem to be an online casino.  That surely 'stands out', but why?

If you've not secured your website or locked down your domain, your once reputable business can be turned into an online abomination which happened here.  Your company name is still in the url, so anyone looking for you online is going to find this terrible website.

For your own peace of mind, and future business opportunities, check on YOURS today.

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