United Skates of America RI – An Example of Bad Web Design That Isn’t the Daily Sucker for October 19, 2012
October 18th, 2012 6:06 am by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: Let’s have a game of “spot the bad design mistakes”
- Music on every page (different on each page too – I’m pretty sure that most of them break copyright laws)
- Broken links from menu
- Too much on the main page
- Comic sans as a font
- Fonts in several colours in the same paragraph
- GIFs all over
- No consistency on opening in new window/parent
I’ve probably missed some points
Vincent Flanders’ comments: You might be confused because the title says this site “Isn’t the Daily Sucker.” The submitter is absolutely correct about the design mistakes; however, I’m letting this one slide because of the intended audience. Yes, parents are going to be the ones to use the site, but they’re going to look at it as their kids would look at it and it won’t bother them. I’d like the address and phone number to be a little more prominent.
Actually, there’s a possibility the music on the site is legit. Skating rinks have to license music (just like bars). Then again, maybe they haven’t. I’m sure somebody will report them to BMI, ASCAP and SESAC.
I realize that this contradicts what I said about a skating site I included in one of my worst websites of the year lists, but I’m not a politician so it’s OK to have a change of heart.