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ugly website

If you have a website and are contemplating a redesign of the site here’s a quick little check list of items to help you make the decision

  • You have rotating graphics on your site
  • You have used the blink tag
  • You have used b or i tags
  • You’re updating content regularly without a CMS
  • You’ve continually added information without ever addressing how that information is laid out
  • Your site looks anything like these
  • You paid less than $1000 for your last ‘corporate’ website
  • You said the words “make the logo bigger” at any point in the design process of the last site
  • None of the files on your server have .css at the end
  • You used the “auto website” feature provided by your website hosting company
  • You downloaded a free template for your site
  • Your website is older than most of your wardrobe
  • You had the website designed by a ‘friend just starting out’ or a family member

So anything to add to the list?

7 responses to “You Might Need a Redsign If”

  1. Niki Brown | The Design O'Blog Avatar

    haha…I was confused for a second when I saw the main image. Looked familiar to me ๐Ÿ™‚

    You might need a redesign if:
    Your website was last designed in 1997
    Your website uses frames
    Your website uses iframes

    1. Curtis McHale Avatar

      Yes it was from your ugly website competition. Good additions. How about:

      Your website is older than your kids.

  2. magesh Avatar

    lol.. nice
    you may also have to redesign your website
    When you see one of your friends has a better designed website then you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Curtis McHale Avatar

      Yeah it is about one up manship sometimes

  3. Redsoxmaniac Avatar

    Don’t forget spinning globes images. The earmuffs of internet design motifs.

  4. Redsoxmaniac Avatar

    Dude! I just found a collection, A COLLECTION, of spinning globes:

    Which came from a page with a collection of spinning globe sites:

    I have been laughing for the last 30 minutes browsing through this. Can you write an article about spinning globes? That would be sweet.

    1. Curtis McHale Avatar

      ha! Those are great. I’ll take the spinning globe thing down for future blog posts.