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The Icon Bar: General: Badly designed websites
 
  Badly designed websites
  ad (20:03 20/5/2009)
  andypoole (20:39 20/5/2009)
    filecore (21:45 20/5/2009)
      ad (23:25 20/5/2009)
      SimonC (10:29 28/5/2009)
        VincceH (11:49 28/5/2009)
        filecore (11:52 28/5/2009)
          ad (22:45 28/5/2009)
    bhtooefr (21:58 20/5/2009)
  VincceH (13:47 21/5/2009)
    flibble (11:55 22/5/2009)
      flibble (12:03 22/5/2009)
      filecore (12:04 22/5/2009)
 
Andrew Duffell Message #110098, posted by ad at 20:03, 20/5/2009
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I have a teaching interview on Friday, and I'm teaching a lesson on 'Good Web Design'. For this I am going to get the kids to identify what's bad about some websites I will provide them with.

Does anyone have any examples of (fairly obvious) bad web design?

http://www.triadforensics.com/ is the first example I've found.
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Andrew Poole Message #110099, posted by andypoole at 20:39, 20/5/2009, in reply to message #110098

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Does anyone have any examples of (fairly obvious) bad web design?
http://www.riscos.com/ ?
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Jason Togneri Message #110100, posted by filecore at 21:45, 20/5/2009, in reply to message #110099

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Do you mean bad aesthetics, horrid layout circa 1997, or actual bad coding regardless of aesthetic? Browser-specific functionality? Horrid JS hacks?
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Eric Rucker Message #110101, posted by bhtooefr at 21:58, 20/5/2009, in reply to message #110099
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I think that one takes the cake, purely because the layout depends on MS fonts that aren't on the product that they sell, and I somehow doubt they tested it in NetSurf.

(It's possible, if they tested it on a Linux box with the MS fonts pack installed, but unlikely.)
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Andrew Duffell Message #110105, posted by ad at 23:25, 20/5/2009, in reply to message #110100
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Do you mean bad aesthetics, horrid layout circa 1997, or actual bad coding regardless of aesthetic? Browser-specific functionality? Horrid JS hacks?
Bad aesthetics... no white space, flashing images etc... etc...
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VinceH Message #110109, posted by VincceH at 13:47, 21/5/2009, in reply to message #110098
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Lowering the tone since the dawn of time

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Does anyone have any examples of (fairly obvious) bad web design?
http://www.rcomp.co.uk ?

Possibly not the sort of thing you really meant, given that my beef with RComp's website is largely that it seems to me to be a sprawling mess, spreading across more than one actual domain (which might seem perfectly logical in its layout to RComp). Other dislikes I have are the use of frames and inconsistent designs to the pages within those frames.
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Peter Howkins Message #110117, posted by flibble at 11:55, 22/5/2009, in reply to message #110109
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http://www.webwizz.net/

Click the magic hat to enter

Oh they even offer web design services...

Surely it has to be a spoof?
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Peter Howkins Message #110118, posted by flibble at 12:03, 22/5/2009, in reply to message #110117
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Ack, just saw the interview date, probably to late now unhappy
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Jason Togneri Message #110119, posted by filecore at 12:04, 22/5/2009, in reply to message #110117

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http://www.webwizz.net/
ALL FOR LESS THAN £18 PER WEEK, INCLUDING VAT!
Dear god. Then again, the source says it was generated by Adobe PageMill 3.0, which was released back in 1999...

What a price though! That's less than £1000/year, for a website and domain! I'm beginning to think I must not be getting good service, since I'm only paying less than £1 per month for my current hosting... oh, wait:

The cost of the Platinum Service is just £27.99 per week including VAT

Feedback Form (cgi-bin) £25 set-up fee

Extra Web Space £1.99 per 20Mb per week
Still, that's less than £2000. Not bad.

[Edited by filecore at 12:11, 22/5/2009]
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Simon Challands Message #110145, posted by SimonC at 10:29, 28/5/2009, in reply to message #110100
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Right on, Commander!

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Do you mean bad aesthetics, horrid layout circa 1997, or actual bad coding regardless of aesthetic? Browser-specific functionality? Horrid JS hacks?
Circa 1997 layout? Hope that isn't a reference to my Elite site! The old-fashioned, not really changed since I first made it and didn't really know what I was doing then layout is quite deliberate, thank you!
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VinceH Message #110147, posted by VincceH at 11:49, 28/5/2009, in reply to message #110145
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Circa 1997 layout? Hope that isn't a reference to my Elite site! The old-fashioned, not really changed since I first made it and didn't really know what I was doing then layout is quite deliberate, thank you!
Don't worry - I think he's just got a thing about criticising websites by blaming them on 1997. Or something.
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Jason Togneri Message #110148, posted by filecore at 11:52, 28/5/2009, in reply to message #110145

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Circa 1997 layout? Hope that isn't a reference to my Elite site! The old-fashioned, not really changed since I first made it and didn't really know what I was doing then layout is quite deliberate, thank you!
To be fair, my own Iron Lord site falls quite happily into the rest of those categories I mentioned big smile
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Andrew Duffell Message #110149, posted by ad at 22:45, 28/5/2009, in reply to message #110148
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Thanks for the sites people.

I didn't get the job. :-(
It was between me and one other guy in the end, and they chose him because he had "more experience". :-|

Edit: Although I have since used a similar lesson at another school, and got the job. big smile
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