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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There are some quaint elements on today's bad website.  Instead of being able to click on the company logo to return to the home page, you must click on the Home option on the left-hand nav, then on the submenu item "Home".  Or - if you are on the Manuals and Wiring page, you have the additional option of clicking Home on the top nav menu, or using the now-familiar side menu which requires two clicks.  This also happens within the Online Store area.

There are some pretty pricey machines for sale here, including part number GMV-ATM, with a price of $99,999.99.  One would think that with that product pricing that a better, more modern website could be purchased...


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Ohio Semitrailer

Touting "over a Quarter of a Million Dollars in inventory", one might assume that said inventory was present on this website, so customers could see and order some.  But no, today's bad website is just not feeling that useful.

With four scant pages, you'll get what you get and like it.  The Contact page, which could have instead been simple footer information, doesn't have a form or even an email address.  You may call this business, or visit.  

The page called OEM Parts only shows four logos, none linked, of what are presumably the brands of equipment carried.  The Images page does contain some, as well as some words.  Yawn.

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"Progressive" Oil Tools

"Progressive" is a word that certainly doesn't apply to today's bad website.  One can only hope and pray that what this company offers is more up-to-date and functional than this moldy oldie.

When a boogersite is submitted to us, we typically go looking for who is taking credit for developing it.  In this case, looking at the creator's website is explanation enough.

FrontPage 4?  We can't even.

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Ad Art Studios

"Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player."

That is the website, entirely.

News flash:  Flash is gone. Dead. Absent.  

You could have planned ahead for this.

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Precision Machining

It's...puzzling why there are still such bad websites out there online today.  It's 2023.  Today's bad website looks as though it was made in the late 1990s. 

There's just no reason to limp along with such a dinosaur when there are many affordable companies out there which would be glad to help anyone out of the stone age.

If your company is good at what it does, and wants to gain customers - wouldn't you want everyone who finds you online to get a favorable impression and be eager to contact you?

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