July 18th, 2012 2:02 am by Vincent Flanders
Over the top winner for the year? (some may be duplicates). An epilepsy warning may be warranted here too.
Presented for your amusement.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: I counted 9 sites that could easily be the Worst Web Site of 2012. Maybe this block of fetid crap deserves its own category.
Forget the design horrors for a moment. There’s actually some important lessons here.
- Don’t use vendor specific CSS properties. If you do, expect them to eventually break.
- Put your CSS in external files.
Good Web Design is BI Web Design
I have never understood how web design like Constellation 7 exists. As I’ve often said:
…(it’s) a classic example of Mistake #6 from Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015 — “Have you ever seen another web site? Really? Doesn’t look like it.“ I call this type of design the “I haven’t taken my antipsychotics in a while school of web design.”
As I looked at the Worst Over-The-Top Websites of 2011 I saw the site for Geral W. Sosbee vs FBI. Then it hit me. If you’re an FBI agent who’s following someone, you’re supposed to Blend In (BI). It’s the same with a spy. You Blend In so that nobody really notices you. Today’s sucker and almost all the sites on WPTS are like the red man in the image above —they don’t blend in.
Good web design blends in. It’s not noticed.
NOTE: ALL THESE SITES MIGHT CAUSE SEIZURES. They “work” in IE9 and Firefox 14.01. Seems like there are some problems with Chrome.
The rest of the sites that look like they came from the depths of hell (irony intended):
Galaxion – The Final Frontier
Treasureweb Public Start Page
The Seven Thunders of the Living God
The Word of God Is Jesus Christ and His Holy Gospel
The Perfect Poverty Eradication System
PSIlink: The Memory Game of the Millennia
The Mazzaroth Mission