5 Bad Website Design Examples and How to Avoid Them

Oct 1, 2021

We may be at the end of 2021, but the Internet continues to offer us pearls! Without mockery but with frank sympathy, Weave Design reveals the best of the worst of the internet: websites with the worst design.

Below you will find examples of bad website designs and a breakdown of 5 of the most common design mistakes that can scare away visitors. After reading this blog, you will be in a better position to avoid these blunders.

Mistake 1: When Web Design Kills Art

Lets go over the following site. There are a few reasons the website falls short of the mark.

        The first reason is that navigation is quite bothersome. Due to the uncomfortable design of this site, the viewer risks having to spend a few minutes trying to find a way to return to the homepage.

        The second reason is the classified information about the site’s owner and his contact information. To find more information, the customer must hover over the sculptor’s autograph, which is upsetting for the visitor once again.

 Furthermore, there is no text at all. It has decided to rely on the visual or to provide a simple design with little text. While this strategy may be appropriate for your brand’s image, it is extremely detrimental to your SEO on search engine results. Google relies heavily on text to characterize the content of a web page and efficiently reference it. A website with no text can be a good strategy for your identity, but it is not a great approach for your online visibility and traffic.

Mistake 2: Way Too Many Ads!

Advertising is how content websites and blogs make money, not selling products. Nevertheless, many site owners fail by including so many ads that visitors are unable to make a distinction between content and ads.

 There are too many ads on the page if the visitor needs to find the article or the rest of the article. The safest alternative is to post one or two ads on the site. Besides that, you risk frustrating your browsers.

Mistake 3: Poor Management

Complicated or minimal navigation is the most effective way to turn off visitors to your website. A site’s design must consider the user’s experience in order to entice them to make a purchase. However, web design is a profession that necessitates a wide range of abilities. Employ the services of a professional to create an effective and enjoyable website.

The above website has no navigation at all. Even if the website has a visually appealing design, visitors can become frustrated and leave if the navigation is not user-friendly. Sites without a clear link, for example, or with so many elements that it’s difficult to decide where to go. A small site that suddenly grows in size is a common issue for many website owners. The navigation that worked when the site had five pages no longer works when the site has more than five pages. The navigation that worked when the site only had five pages no longer works when the site has 500 pages. See how the site can be redesigned and restructured into categories and subcategories so visitors know exactly where to go and what they’re looking for.

Mistake 4: Website Design Is So Bad You Can’t Explain It

Some websites have horrendous design flaws. It’s not just the poorly designed websites that make the site painful to the eyes; it’s pretty much everything on the site.

There could be a combination of unappealing colours, poor navigation, and other factors. Fortunately, these sites are uncommon, but viewing them can teach you what not to do when designing your site. 

There is so much going on here. First and foremost, anyone who is prone to seizures should avoid this site because it can cause seizures even in people who are not prone to seizures. The site scrolls and is stuffed with interactive and flashing graphics. Furthermore, the graphics are unappealing for the most part, culminating with the kid in the band and playing the guitar. If you dare, pay a visit. Colors that are so bright that they hurt your eyes, or color combinations that clash with each other, can cause a website visitor to leave. When creating a theme for your website, try to select colours that complement one another. Yellow is rarely used as a primary colour, but it can work well. Using any colour of the rainbow is rarely a good idea, either

Mistake 5: Confuse The Visitor

Following is a website devoted to collecting antique bottles should have a distinctive design. However, this does not exempt the resource from the need for easy navigation and a pleasing colour scheme. Mrbottles’ does not take this into consideration. Inconvenient navigation gives visitors the impression that they are lost in search of a treasure. Too much text, too many colours, too many “calls to action,” too many sections, and so on.

Lastly, we, at Weave Design, a website development and design agency in Boston, really hope that you found this blog helpful for your future endeavors in Website and Logo Designing.

To end it on a helpful note, you have probably heard the term ‘sticky’ when anyone refers to a website. It simply means the site the visitor wants to stay on – the site that stays in the browser, which they bookmark and visit frequently. There are so many elements that make a website “sticky”.

If you have not already, check out our recent blog that highlights 5 Great Website Design Examples

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Disclaimer: This article is not intended for defamation or mockery. If you are the owner of any of the websites referenced in this article & would like us to take your site off, Please reach out to us.  We will take it off of this article immediately. We can also help you redesign your website. 

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