8 Examples Of Bad Web Design in 2018

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The web has come a long way since it first appearance in 1994. However, there are a few websites still living in that era. In today’s article, we will look at how not to create a website in the 20th century. The web designs mentioned below are a great example of a bad web design and should be consider updating to serve tech savvy users of 2016. While reading this, please keep in mind that this is my opinion and I would love to know whether you agree or disagree with me.

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With so many new devices of various screen sizes and where users are now prepared to wait around for your site to load. There can’t be any room for bad web design if you are serious about your business.

Just in case you are the owner of any of these sites mentioned here, here are my top tips on how you could improve your website.

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  1. Make your website is responsive meaning it adapts to the users screen size allowing a seamless experience alternative have a mobile version of your site created
  2. Ensure that your website is easy to navigate and clearly layout. An old school rule of thumb is to ensure your user can reach their destination under three clicks.
  3. Avoid flash, if possible, search engines can not read them and some older browser might block it all together.
  4. Ensure your colour scheme is easy on the eyes and compliment each other.
  5. Keep your site clutter free and I would personally avoid auto-playing music without a pause or stop button. There is some exception to this rule but for the majority, it’s a no-no.
  6. follow those five simple rules and you are sure to have happier users.

Ok so without further ado here is my compilation of sites I would deem to be terrible in terms of design.

arngren.net

Arngren

They seem to have some cool stuff selling however the design was way too overwhelming for me personally. A bit of tidy up and rearranging and they would be onto a winner. I would suggest any of these eCommerce templates to give Arngren a fresh look.

lingscars.com

terrible webdesign

I have been a follower of this site since the owner appeared on BBC dragon dens, great business but her website, in my opinion, could do with a bit of de-cluttering.

irishwrecksonline.net

Irish bad webdesign

Again another really interesting website with regards to the information provided there it’s a shame about the design.

art.yale.edu

Yale University

All the information you could want is there however the presentation could do with a little rearranging and a lick of paint. For Yale, I would suggest any of these education themes.

Pennyjuice.com

Penny bad design

Here is a great example how not to choose your colour scheme. The site seems like a fun brand however the site is in need of a major redesign. Pennyjuice seems to be aimed at the child market so I would suggest any of these nursery style templates.

suzannecollinsbooks.com

Suzanne Collins bad webdesign

Out of all the websites listed here, this one is not so bad because the information is there in an easy to find manner. It could do with being responsive and a touch of paint would go a long way. For this website, I would suggest a personal blog template.

evangelcathedral.net

bad design3

Really great cause but they could do with losing for of those unnecessary flash. Here a few great alternative web templates for church themes.

industrialpainter.com

bad website2

Another example of too much flash used and a very annoying voice in the background that can not be turned off. To improve this site, I would suggest any of these portfolio themes.

 

Wrapping Up

Let me know what your thoughts in the comments below, which website was your favourite? Also, if you are the owner of any of the sites mention, no harm was intended and merely take it as free advice on improving your site.

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2 Comments
  • Benjamin McMahan
    Posted at 02:41h, 30 July Reply

    You missed one, the company that made industrialpainter.com – http://superior-web-solutions.com. Holy cow, what are these people thinking?! It’s 1994 all over again!!! AHHHHHH!!!

    • Vee2419
      Posted at 13:32h, 24 February Reply

      I was browsing articles for examples of bad sites to my web students, this gem has made my day. Thank you for sharing this!

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