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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Kohart CPA

The screengrab, at left is all there is to this website.  Just a swirl of dots.

What else is there to say?  If you've got nothing to say about your company, why spend money on a domain, and even a rudimentary hosting package?  In this case, no website would be better than this mystery. 

Someone took the time to put the image up, why not (at the bare minimum) a company name, address, and phone number?

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Premium Transportation

We can't read this, can you?  No one we know is a fan of beige, but when you put white text on it, it's unreadable.   Never mind the inability to format text in a way that it can be read no matter what the screen size is.  

Crazy, but the message seems to be promoting a new mobile app by this company.  Don't you wonder if it will even be readable/usable?  We're not interested enough to go find out, this abomination was enough.

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Jubilee Donuts

Today's weather:  92 degrees, dangerous heat index.  Today's bad website:  Winter Specials.  Hot Chocolate.  "Pepermint" Hot Chocolate. Ironic advertising?  NO.  Just a never-updated website.  

Even the company taking 'credit' for it is ashamed, the link to their website is broken, because they couldn't even spell their own company name in the linked url.

Most strange - a doughnut business that doesn't even feature doughnuts on its landing page.  

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Morgan's Foods

WOW - we should have saved this one for Halloween because today's bad website is really scary!  Horrible in the worst way, you could even say it hurts your eyes.

Quite unbelievably, this website purports to be the franchisee for several prominent fast food chains in their area - the "franchisors" being KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut.  Wouldn't you then be able to afford an actual working website?


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Buckeye Threads

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.


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