Top 10 Worst Websites You'll Wish You Hadn't Seen
Do you ever open up a really badly designed website and wish you hadn’t? I’ve had the misfortune to visit a few shocking sites recently and here is a list of the very worst. If you are a designer feel free to send them an email offering your services.
If your website is on this list please don’t be offended, although you may wish to consider a redesign.
Top of our list and probably the worst of the bunch is this UK insurance company. Not content with using yellow and pale green on the same page they have made the page refresh every single second just so you don’t miss it. Also check out the quality pages such as this one with more html errors (check the title tag) than you can count. Extra points granted due to the waste of a good domain name.
Its not really clear what (or who) Franz is but you won’t miss that “Home” button. The title is nice and descriptive as well.
MSY is an Australian technology company boasting “more than 10 years in the computer industry”. Unfortunately their definition of “computer industry” clearly doesn’t encompass web design as pages such as this one selling Flash memory and other assorted products demonstrates.
Seriously this is painful to watch. Would you hire VF Designer?
This online ministry website seems to think that making people blind will help spread the faith. They even helpfully provide a series of well designed banners for you to use when you link to them.
This image heavy Norwegian gadget site has more pictures than flickr and takes an age to load thanks to the html image resizing. It didn’t seem to render properly in any of my browsers.
Another site wasting a great domain name is 00.com which utilises the least user friendly Flash navigation system we have had the pleasure to use.
Web Wizz have been given the dubious honour of having designed two sites on the list. Lets hope www.posture.co.uk is suitably pleased with the design work. Helpfully Web Wizz will register a domain name for just Â£89.99 initially, plus Â£2 per month.
Ling’s Cars was featured recently on the BBC’s Dragons Den program and really tries hard to provide a personal touch to her car leasing website. Unfortunately this means ignoring a few of the user friendly features on more conventional sites. Just try navigating round a few pages and you will see that the mass of information at the top isn’t just on the homepage, its on all the pages.
Helpfully Ling has created a nice guide on how you should be building your site:
Most business make mistake of paying a company to build page, without learning. Learn! Modify, change. Don’t pay the idiots to do this, do it yourself. Treat webpage like business office or shop. If you want to move a desk in office you move it. Put calendar on wall, you put. Do the same on website. Do every day. So simple. All your customers can see this. They get “feeling” from it.
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