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Web pages that suck

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So this week in class we’re discussing Web site design. Yay! Design! I love design!

One key lesson: don’t clutter your Web site. Make it clean, easy to navigate, and hone in on your company’s key messages.

I decided to google “ugly web sites” to find some of the worst business Web sites out there. I happily came upon this little gem, Web Pages That Suck. The site daily features uncomely homepages and even ranks the worst of the past year.

Among their favorites for 2008, and my impressions:

Fabricland. Wow! Animated gifs! Haven’t seen those since 1997!
Yvette’s Bridal Formal. What a nightmare. I’m going to see colored blocks in my dreams.
Cheap student removal company.Aside from having a creepy name, this site is navigation hell. Too many words. Too many colors. Rainbow Brite threw up on my computer!

Why are so many of these sites in Britain? Have they not gotten the memo on good Web site design?

Do you have any favorite ugly sites?

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Written by fsk50a

May 7, 2009 at 2:20 am

Posted in New Media

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