In this digital world full of websites, it’s pretty much a given that websites should look good by default. No one really expects to see bad website design, so when we do encounter such instances, they tend to leave quite the impression. Good website design should be attractive, and it should present information in such a way that it is easily readable. Badly designed websites tend not to reach very far (with a few exceptions – *cough* Reddit *cough*), so from the get go they’re bad for business.
So let’s take a look at 10 fitting examples of really bad website design.
U got a tub? Image: http://uglytub.com
Well what can we say, just bad isn’t it? The website is in promotion of tub cleaners, and it is an accurate representation of its name. The design looks ugly enough for anyone not to approach them to reglaze their tubs. The fonts, the alignment are all in a mishap and totally unorganized.
This website belongs to an Australian company and it promotes the company’s, well, water equipment. Since it’s based on water, the entire website is blue and shades of blue. Especially the blue Arial font in bold present right in the middle of the page. Known to have adverse effects on old ladies, pregnant ladies and children. Please don’t look at it.
Spam. Spam all around. Image: http://2.bp.blogspot.com
This is hard to explain. I’m really not sure what’s the main purpose of this website. Clarifications are welcome. Surely almost all the colors of the rainbow are used for the tabs. Font styles are in blond and blue (again), and all the sentences and words are misplaced at random order. Mostly it gives a feel of a spam website that anyone wouldn’t want to visit.
Hmm!!! Image: http://2.bp.blogspot.com
The is a tourism website, but its design is not doing a very good job of making the country seem attractive, unless boobs are the only thing that Britain has to offer. Unto the font and background, it’s just a mess again. The same blue font virus follows to this website too. Another bad design choice are the ads in between. This will be a major turn off for people trying to use this service, as well as, you know, the look of it.
Desperation. Image: http://4.bp.blogspot.com
Looks like sales went down. The design shows desperate measure to let the people know what the site is all bout. Too much nerd action with too much text in the homepage itself. This is a sign of bad design. Likewise, the tabs along the left are quite numerous. Customers will not have the patience to check out each one of them. Again, bad design.
Color blindness is better. Image: http://mikecurryweb.blogspot.com
The colors, my eyes! Eyesight problems are sure to emerge while trying to navigate this website. Please wear sunglasses for protection. Colors of the rainbow just mixed together to create a huge mess. Eww.
Some magic trick. Image: http://othersiderainbow.blogspot.com
Illusion is the one word to describe this website. It gives a feel of some kind of magic show being tricked into an illusion. The fonts and images and the animation in the website is nowhere near professional and doesn’t meet any standard.
Heaven it is. Image: http://fallingdowntheinternethole.tumblr.com
People seeing this website for real go to heaven. It has such an amazing visual effect, that the brain actually stops functioning. This webpage has nothing but JPEG images animated in a very prehistoric form. Bleh.
Find a gadget in this picture. Image: http://bestwebsitesever.wordpress.com
Too much of cramp here. It is a technology and gadget website trying to showcase all of their models. But clearly done in a wrong way. The home page itself looks congested and a customer will not be able to figure out detailed information on any of the products.
It’s a show, not sure what show. An ugly show maybe. The pictorial representation is a good initiative, but it’s layout is just plain bad. It’s difficult to glean any useful information from the incredibly busy homepage. Even the navigation tabs at the top of the page aren’t very useful. Users have the option to scroll through the images of Punch and Judy, tractors and chickens interspersed between random details about the event.
Please, it’s 2015. Let’s help make bad website design a thing of the past.