September 30th, 2013 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders
Submitter’s comments: This web page sucks.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: Of course it sucks. I love this site because it belongs to an architectural / engineering company. We all know how much architectural websites suck.
This website is a classic. Scroll over the brown boxes and you’ll get the Carousel From Hell. Jakob Nielsen has an article about carousels that Mimarch should have read. Here are the details:
Designing Effective Carousels: Create a Fanciful Amusement, Not a House of Horrors
Carousels allow multiple pieces of content to occupy a single, coveted space. This may placate corporate infighting, but on large- or small-view ports, people often scroll past carousels. A static hero or integrating content in the UI may be better solutions. But if a carousel is your hero, good navigation and content can help make it effective
As I said earlier, in the world of carousels, Mimarch has the Carousel from Hell. In fact, it might even be seizure inducing.
The home page also has scrolling Mystery Meat Navigation, but clicking the graphics is a waste of time because nothing happens. Why? The home page has around 225 files and eats up 25Mb of bandwidth 25 megabytes!
The sub-pages have text that’s very difficult to read. I could go on but I’ve got to get up early and my tolerance for crappy web design can only take so much.