Wanted: Poor Web Design!

michaelrjohnson

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Greetings MR!

I have somewhat of a strange request. For a design project I am working on, I am going to re-skin an exisitng corporate website. However, I dont' want just any company's website. I am looking for "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad" web design. I am requesting links to the most hideous company websites on the web to date.

I know I can count on you to bring out the worst of the web.

Oh, and if you want, I can let MR see the project when complete. ;)
 

Inspector Lee

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Jan 24, 2004
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I'd recommend the following site for people looking for tips on how to design a good website. Sometimes, the best way to learn good design is to actually look at sh--- design.

Nonetheless, I feel you can greatly benefit from the site listed below. It covers all the aspects of bad design from pretentious BS to "mystery meat navigation."

Hope this helps.

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/
 

michaelrjohnson

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Inspector Lee said:
I'd recommend the following site for people looking for tips on how to design a good website. Sometimes, the best way to learn good design is to actually look at sh--- design.

Nonetheless, I feel you can greatly benefit from the site listed below. It covers all the aspects of bad design from pretentious BS to "mystery meat navigation."

Hope this helps.

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/
Yes, I'm familiar with this site. Though I'm looking for a live site that I am going to reskin. This site has some, but I'm looking for the worst of the worst.

I'll provide more clarification. I am a Graphic Design student, and the reasoning provided in my first post is an assignment that I have been given. I'm not so much looking to find *how* to fix poor design, just an example that I can "fix".
 

Inspector Lee

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Jan 24, 2004
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East Lansing, MI
michaelrjohnson said:
Yes, I'm familiar with this site. Though I'm looking for a live site that I am going to reskin. This site has some, but I'm looking for the worst of the worst.

I'll provide more clarification. I am a Graphic Design student, and the reasoning provided in my first post is an assignment that I have been given. I'm not so much looking to find *how* to fix poor design, just an example that I can "fix".
Although I haven't been there in a while, I thought it does link to current/active sites. But if you're looking for the worst of the worst, you wanna do a little cyber-slummin', etc., I'll see what I can find.

edit: Sorry I didn't read your post more carefully.
 

boz2004

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Apr 8, 2004
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brap said:
It just so happens I was looking for this a few weeks ago.

They were consistently awful:

http://www.1st-4.org/

http://a1-4u.co.uk/ (my personal favourite)

http://www.learnerdriving.com/

http://www.kingston.clara.net/ (mm, classy!)

Oh, and for your viewing pleasure, though totally unrelated: the worst website on the internet.

yugh!

I'm no expert, but I think these were all made with some sort of helper applications... maybe a good thing to not do is use one of those apps without some sense of what you really want to convey

IMHO
 
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