26 websites that are in need of an update

17. The Big Ugly Website

Okay, this site is purposefully bad

Okay, this site is purposefully bad

This is a great example of everything you should not do when building a site. However, I think this was done on purpose. So why include it? Well, the dancing badger. Come on. You know you love it!

18. GhettoDev

The flowery mouse trail is just one issue here

The flowery mouse trail is just one issue here

I could have played for hours on this site thanks to the fantastic use of mouse trails. The unicorns and bright purple background was just an added bonus.

19. Christian Gil

Uh-huh-huh

Uh-huh-huh

Need an Elvis impersonator? No. But, look at that smile and those blinking lights! Doesn't that make you want to hire this guy? Besides, he can actually sing... mostly.

20. OMFGDOGS

A very aptly named site, and again deliberately garish

A very aptly named site, and again deliberately garish

Hang on. I'll be with you in one minute. First, me and these fancy rainbow pack of killer dogs need to run, and run, and run. And oh my goodness... this music. What's not to love? Everything about this site is wrong from the animated graphics to the music, and yet it's so much fun. Go figure.

21. StichWorte

Um… no, you lost me

Um… no, you lost me

I'm not entirely sure what I'm looking at here. From what I can tell, it might have something to do with images and marketing or clouds. Yes, clouds for sure. Which might have been where this designer's head was when working on this site. Sorry, man. I just don't get it.

22. La Pizza Riv

We couldn't even get a screenshot of this site

We couldn't even get a screenshot of this site

I bet the food is a lot better than their web design. Not too mention, there are multiple php errors. On the plus side, they have a cute little basket image. But seriously... test your sites and make sure people can navigate with ease. You're killing me. But I love pizza, so I'll forgive you.

23. xomjk.narod.ru

Hamsters! Poor little things are probably being sent demented by the animations

Hamsters! Poor little things are probably being sent demented by the animations

This site has so much to offer... if you like hamsters and poor design choices, that is. Honestly, if this were cats, I'd probably be in love with this page. But, it's hamsters. I don't need to tell you what's wrong with this site; it's like everyone grabbed the same crappy template and ran with it.

24. Pacific Northwest X-Ray Inc

Again, make sure your site is colour-coordinated

Again, make sure your site is colour-coordinated

I truly wonder if pages like this actually generate sales. It's like 20 people each decided on a colour scheme and every single one was approved and added to the site. My eyes cannot handle it.

25. Spectrum Powderworks

A bleak looking site that deserves better

A bleak looking site that deserves better

Contrast is the silent killer on this one. Brown on brown. Not a very good idea. And can we talk about that header? It's so '90s. That has got to go.

26. Creative Bloq

Wait – I recognise this one…

Wait – I recognise this one…

I don't want to bite the hand that feeds me, but come on Creative Bloq – you have not one but two cookie warnings! And that's not all... [Yes, okay – we'll cut this feature right here. And we are working on things behind the scenes. Watch this space! – Creative Bloq Ed]

So that's the round-up. Some sites are clearly satirical, and some are just poorly designed. It was not my intent to offend anyone who landed on this list. Perhaps you're new to this. If so... it's a great start, but I think you need a bit more guidance.

Take a zen moment folks, it's Friday: http://rustledjimmies.com/

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