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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Sometimes 'old' and 'small' are indicators of a bad website. Sometimes a company which has an old and small website isn't even in business anymore, and has left their website hanging around out in cyberspace, clogging up the Internet. Sometimes -- old and small still works.
Surprised? Well, it IS the holiday season, so we're feeling generous. This old/small website still works, and may be just what this company needs. The links still work, although we'd recommend opening them in a new window (ALWAYS). Getting an SSL would be a good idea too.
It's the last known working FrontPage 3 site we've ever seen. If you can find another one, let us know here.
Today's bad website means well. The company behind it supplies envelopes to churches, presumably for you to put your tithe or donation into, then mail in or place in the collection plate. Times have changed, those envelopes are no longer just in holders in the back of the pew in front of you, with the little pencils. Kids could use them to draw on if bored in church.
We believe this website could do a better job of showing how far tithing 'equipment' has come, from mailing lists to online offerings to colored envelopes. Perhaps they could feature a donation button to collect funds to improve this website.
Quick question: does this look like a website for a company that performs secure credit card billing services? No? Well shoot, it's possible that they got a lot of soccer players to shill for them. What about the unreadable Chinese verbiage, you ask? Oh. Well, maybe not.
PEOPLE! SECURE YOUR WEBSITES! Otherwise you completely wasted any time and effort you put into having a website for your business - and also your reputation.
Submit any bad websites you find here.
ProTech Systems Group
Today's bad website shows just what you can expect when hiring a cheap offshore developer to make your company's website.
Right there - in the front and center banner of the website, a glaring (and comical) misspelling. What should supposedly be there is 'discrete', meaning individually separate and distinct. What is there instead is 'discreate', which means "to reduce to chaos: annihilate".
So if that's what you want for your manufacturing, go right ahead.
Was saving money really worth it?
Old-fashioned doesn't necessarily mean 'bad', and it this case, it's not terrible, we've definitely seen worse. What is unusual is having clickable email addresses right there on the landing page, we're guessing this place is inundated with spam. A definite curiosity is why most employees were given an email address @domain, but someone's got the old-timey @isp address.
The entire About Us page is an image, as well as the Flyer page. If you already have and pay for a website, turn that content into text already! All of that equipment, capabilites and specialties are invisible to search engines.