What are the qualities of a bad website?

For example, when you first visit 3D Mailbox, it takes a few seconds to understand what you are seeing. It seems to be a web page for some kind of email software. It's hard to determine if the software is a game, a screen saver, or an email client. Inconsistent design is its own form of bad website design.

When visitors move from one page to the next, they expect to see the same recurring items. We have put together a list of 7 “no-nos” of bad web design to avoid. In this post, we'll define what makes a website “bad” and look at some examples so you can avoid these mistakes in your own designs. A cluttered design, a hidden navigation menu, lack of color contrast, unresponsive design, and inconsistent typefaces are just some of the features that can make a website design bad.

The average business owner may not understand the differences between good and bad web design, so many websites end up with terrible and inefficient designs. While web design has improved tremendously over the past few decades, there are still good and bad websites online today. Craigslist is known for its poor website design (although there are also supporters who defend the design).

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