Hugh Jass Burgers – The PERFECT example of how NOT to build a website – The Daily Sucker for September 17, 2013
September 16th, 2013 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: While on vacation two weeks ago headed down to Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg, TN, we spent the night in Lexington, KY. We were driving around near the UK campus and saw a place called Hugh Jass Burgers and, I have to confess, I couldn’t help but bust out laughing at the name.
During an idle moment at work, and just out of curiosity, I looked ’em up online…and saw that their website sucks in more ways than one. For starters, why open the rest of the site in a new window? Makes no sense to me…
Vincent Flanders’ comments: What makes even less sense is the site is Flash-based and there’s no mobile version. A restaurant without a mobile website? What the heck? Here’s what you see on an iPhone when you go to their site:
Another design mistake is how tacky the site looks on a large, portrait monitor. I almost forgot to mention the website has a splash page and there is music that automatically plays when you enter the real site. (Actually, I kind of like the music, but “kind of” isn’t good enough. As someone who is well-known in the heterosexual community, I wouldn’t want to go out with someone who was kind of like a woman <grin>.)