26 websites that are in need of an update

07. razorfish

Looks great, navigation sucks

Looks great, navigation sucks

This site seems pretty cool, but once you start navigating through it, you quickly realize you're lost. Because of how this site is laid out, the header tends to change colors.

08. PCWorld

Not the only site to suffer from ads…

Not the only site to suffer from ads…

The last time I visited the PCWorld site was a few years ago, but I don't recall it being this poorly designed back then. The random full screen ads are the worst. If you're looking to drive away customers, you nailed it.

09. My Coke Rewards

Coke took mobile-first too far

Coke took mobile-first too far

This site wouldn't be so bad if it didn't use a mobile design for its desktop version too. While it's great to support the mobile community, I think you took it a little too far.

10. myspace

myspace was desperate to make a statement – it has

myspace was desperate to make a statement – it has

Wow! This is still a thing? Who knew? My biggest gripe with myspace is their search feature. I've honestly never seen anything like this before. It felt out of place and way over-the-top.

11. Satan's Rapture

Now I'm scared

Now I'm scared

Now we're talking real doom. In fact, it's so 'doomey' there's even a disclaimer on the site: "WARNING: THIS SITE MAY CONTAIN MATERIAL THAT SOME CONSIDER OFFENSIVE OR DISTURBING. PARENTAL GUIDANCE IS SUGGESTED." I'm not entirely sure if they were referring to the content or the web design.

12. BrandsMart USA

This site is a little (okay, very) dated

This site is a little (okay, very) dated

An interesting thing happened when I visited this site. I went back in time. If I were to take a guess, I'd say I landed somewhere around the early '90s. The funny thing is one of the first images this site displayed had to do with Back to the Future. Honestly, that made me laugh out loud.

13. Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is incredibly garish and bouncy

Cartoon Network is incredibly garish and bouncy

I love Cartoon Network – it has some funny shows – but this website is terrible. The drop-down navigation menu makes me dizzy. When you're designing a site, please take us old folks into consideration. We can't handle all the bouncing.

14. Bo'ness Motor Museum

Another site needing a Web 2.0 makeover

Another site needing a Web 2.0 makeover

Again with the flashback to the yesteryears. Maybe they did this on purpose; you know... it being a museum and all. But my goodness, that header font. Really? Ouch!

15. Internet Archive

More navigations problems on this site

More navigations problems on this site

The first thing I noticed about this site was its use of a floppy disk in the menu bar. When was the last time you saw a floppy disk? This just screams, "Hey, I'm outdated and haven't caught up with the times." Now, where's my soldering gun so I can burn a hole in this floppy and double its capacity?

16. Scottish Museums

Remember to check your links!

Remember to check your links!

This site wouldn't be too bad except for the broken links. Rule number one, test things and make sure they work. And if they don't, you may want to consider fixing them. Just sayin'.

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