Really, really BAD web design

Posted on Sunday, January 6th 2008 11:04 pm by menj in Internet

You really, really want to see an example of a really bad web design? Check this website out. I would think that, this being part of a government programme and all, they would hire someone of calibre and spend more money on developing a more semantic web and better design, the standard being in CSS/XHTML or with a PHP/MySQL backend. But no, they had to hire some buffoon whose design skills are way below the level of an amateur. Seriously. Even I can come up with a better design than this lousy display that will make your eyes sore.

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    • mypapit says:

      January 7th, 2008 at 3:21 am

      funny that they use that small and annoying flash (“baru”) buttons all over the website. wtf!

    • weirdoux says:

      January 7th, 2008 at 7:45 am

      yeahh.. really bad. what the hell they’re doing?

    • Omer says:

      September 2nd, 2009 at 4:27 am

      It was designed by a blind man for sure

    • Denali says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 7:25 pm

      Ok, I’m a recent college grad that has a seasonal job at Six Flags and I love it, but it’s not year around, so for the past two months I’ve been searching for other means of income–like spending every waking moment applying my @$$ off. I’m a graphic designer, and in this bad economy, I’ve been lucky to get interviews; but no offers yet. One job tried to put it that I had a lot of talent and I was overqualified for them. I’m also building my own IBO and web design businesses, but they’re gonna take a while. My mom is gonna pay me about $250 to develop her site this fall and I’m now taking a class learning how to do that. So basically, my life sucks cause I’m still living at home with supportive parents and haven’t found another job yet. I’ve even started looking for seasonal work outside my field but I just know that I’ll get slammed cause I might be overqualified from my degree. I got rejected from a job that I’m not even interested in and that was irrelevant to what I want to do. I just felt really pressured to apply, even though I didn’t want to. It’s like I go back and forth trying to make up my mind. I just want to please everyone around me. Everyone around me says that there’s no pressure and they’re not judging me and that I’m working really hard. I accuse everyone around me of making fun of me and judging me for my decision and back talk, and they argue saying that all the undue pressure is coming from myself and that they’re just trying to help. When my friend told me to take a break from hunting on my laptop and tries to cheer me up tonight with a funny movie, I told him to f**k off. I’m so sick of being not good enough. I DO WHAT I CAN TO FIND THE RIGHT JOB BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE I’M NOT DOING ENOUGH ALTHOUGH I GIVE IT MY ALL WORKING MY BONES OFF AND ACT PROPER AT INTERVIEWS AND FOLLOW UP AFTER. I wake up everyday expecting another rejection letter or email; I cannot enjoy myself and live life and sometimes feel like I wanna die especially when I get rejected cause it proves that I’m not worthy–this is a bad situation so I call my doc really concerned about my thoughts of suicide. I’m on medication but I don’t think its any help. Anyway, Six Flags is getting ready to close for the winter, and yes I’m going back next year for the sake of job security. I’ve been getting sick with more colds and allergies probably cause I run down my immune system stressing out what I wanna do with the rest of my life. I’m 25 yrs old, but I already feel like I’m 40. Am I just putting too much pressure on myself? I sit back and wonder if it’s worth relaxing and cutting myself some slack but I’m scared that I’ll be called lazy?? I keep going in these thought cycles and just don’t know what to do anymore, I’m all burnt out?

    • Motordom says:

      July 20th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

      I started off excited about enrolling in a web design and media course on an online college. Now I’m frustrated, confused, and about to give up the idea of college at all. Online is my only current option at the moment and I really wants to get my degree in web design. I was thinking of Westwood online, did some background checks, horrible reviews. Academy of Art online interested me, checked up on it, horrible reviews. Countless others too with the same thing.
      Is getting a degree online worthless? I really want this but not if I can’t get a job later on down the road with a degree that may prove worthless.
      I don’t have a counselor to discuss my option with or anything. I graduated high school last year and am 19 years old. I want a start.

    • Xedo says:

      July 24th, 2012 at 1:46 am

      sometimes i feel worthless because i can’t find a job doing what i love. I am amazing with computers and web design. I have my certifications & I went to school I even have government rewards for my skills & im only 19 years old. I even have 2 years of job experience as a computer tech at a pc wholesale company. Does this economy suck? Im trying to sell a bunch of cars on craigslist real cheap but no one has bought them yet and its been over 4 months since i have tried selling them. I can’t even find a basic computer repair job anymore, I try and offer my services on the side for real cheap but I get nothing. Is it me? or is it that things are hard right now. I would like to find someone who can relate to me.
      I mean, did it always suck this bad? was it hard for people many years ago? is this the worst we have ever seen it in the USA?

    • Dr Hank says:

      August 1st, 2012 at 4:41 pm

      I started off excited about enrolling in a web design and media course on an online college. Now I’m frustrated, confused, and about to give up the idea of college at all. Online is my only current option at the moment and I really wants to get my degree in web design. I was thinking of Westwood online, did some background checks, horrible reviews. Academy of Art online interested me, checked up on it, horrible reviews. Countless others too with the same thing.
      Is getting a degree online worthless? I really want this but not if I can’t get a job later on down the road with a degree that may prove worthless.
      I don’t have a counselor to discuss my option with or anything. I graduated high school last year and am 19 years old. I want a start.

    • Yoshi says:

      August 3rd, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      All my life I’ve wanted to be a photographer, and I know I am not bad at it either! I get praise for my photos and I’m very interested in the experimental side of it, so I think I could potentially set my self apart from the million 20-somethings like myself who are “photographers” if I really tried. I’m also very into portraits and could even do commercial photography. I’m open to any type of photography career, really. My only concerns are that the field is so highly competitive and it seems like everyone wants to be a photographer these days, that I’ll have gone to school and then I won’t be able to find any decent work as a photographer. (worst fear ever— a college grad who can’t find work.)

      At the same time I’ve always wanted to learn about web design and I’ve heard it’s a booming industry with good pay. this seems like the more practical choice since I do want to be able to find a job and make decent money, and it gives me some type of creative purpose. Plus it seems as if most of these jobs are in major cities like Chicago or Minneapolis, which is exciting because I’ve always wanted to live in a major city.

      I just don’t know if a bachelors photography degree would be as practical as a bachelors web design/interactive media degree… I need help choosing really really bad! So if any photographers or web designers are reading this I’d love to know about your experiences in the work force and job market..
      Thanks!

    • Jon P says:

      August 6th, 2012 at 5:23 am

      All my life I’ve wanted to be a photographer, and I know I am not bad at it either! I get praise for my photos and I’m very interested in the experimental side of it, so I think I could potentially set my self apart from the million 20-somethings like myself who are “photographers” if I really tried. I’m also very into portraits and could even do commercial photography. I’m open to any type of photography career, really. My only concerns are that the field is so highly competitive and it seems like everyone wants to be a photographer these days, that I’ll have gone to school and then I won’t be able to find any decent work as a photographer. (worst fear ever— a college grad who can’t find work.)

      At the same time I’ve always wanted to learn about web design and I’ve heard it’s a booming industry with good pay. this seems like the more practical choice since I do want to be able to find a job and make decent money, and it gives me some type of creative purpose. Plus it seems as if most of these jobs are in major cities like Chicago or Minneapolis, which is exciting because I’ve always wanted to live in a major city.

      I just don’t know if a bachelors photography degree would be as practical as a bachelors web design/interactive media degree… I need help choosing really really bad! So if any photographers or web designers are reading this I’d love to know about your experiences in the work force and job market..
      Thanks!

    • cardskid22 says:

      August 6th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

      I started off excited about enrolling in a web design and media course on an online college. Now I’m frustrated, confused, and about to give up the idea of college at all. Online is my only current option at the moment and I really wants to get my degree in web design. I was thinking of Westwood online, did some background checks, horrible reviews. Academy of Art online interested me, checked up on it, horrible reviews. Countless others too with the same thing.
      Is getting a degree online worthless? I really want this but not if I can’t get a job later on down the road with a degree that may prove worthless.
      I don’t have a counselor to discuss my option with or anything. I graduated high school last year and am 19 years old. I want a start.

    • Thomas Lopez says:

      August 7th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

      Ok, I’m a recent college grad that has a seasonal job at Six Flags and I love it, but it’s not year around, so for the past two months I’ve been searching for other means of income–like spending every waking moment applying my @$$ off. I’m a graphic designer, and in this bad economy, I’ve been lucky to get interviews; but no offers yet. One job tried to put it that I had a lot of talent and I was overqualified for them. I’m also building my own IBO and web design businesses, but they’re gonna take a while. My mom is gonna pay me about $250 to develop her site this fall and I’m now taking a class learning how to do that. So basically, my life sucks cause I’m still living at home with supportive parents and haven’t found another job yet. I’ve even started looking for seasonal work outside my field but I just know that I’ll get slammed cause I might be overqualified from my degree. I got rejected from a job that I’m not even interested in and that was irrelevant to what I want to do. I just felt really pressured to apply, even though I didn’t want to. It’s like I go back and forth trying to make up my mind. I just want to please everyone around me. Everyone around me says that there’s no pressure and they’re not judging me and that I’m working really hard. I accuse everyone around me of making fun of me and judging me for my decision and back talk, and they argue saying that all the undue pressure is coming from myself and that they’re just trying to help. When my friend told me to take a break from hunting on my laptop and tries to cheer me up tonight with a funny movie, I told him to f**k off. I’m so sick of being not good enough. I DO WHAT I CAN TO FIND THE RIGHT JOB BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE I’M NOT DOING ENOUGH ALTHOUGH I GIVE IT MY ALL WORKING MY BONES OFF AND ACT PROPER AT INTERVIEWS AND FOLLOW UP AFTER. I wake up everyday expecting another rejection letter or email; I cannot enjoy myself and live life and sometimes feel like I wanna die especially when I get rejected cause it proves that I’m not worthy–this is a bad situation so I call my doc really concerned about my thoughts of suicide. I’m on medication but I don’t think its any help. Anyway, Six Flags is getting ready to close for the winter, and yes I’m going back next year for the sake of job security. I’ve been getting sick with more colds and allergies probably cause I run down my immune system stressing out what I wanna do with the rest of my life. I’m 25 yrs old, but I already feel like I’m 40. Am I just putting too much pressure on myself? I sit back and wonder if it’s worth relaxing and cutting myself some slack but I’m scared that I’ll be called lazy?? I keep going in these thought cycles and just don’t know what to do anymore, I’m all burnt out?

    • encyclopath says:

      August 9th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      All my life I’ve wanted to be a photographer, and I know I am not bad at it either! I get praise for my photos and I’m very interested in the experimental side of it, so I think I could potentially set my self apart from the million 20-somethings like myself who are “photographers” if I really tried. I’m also very into portraits and could even do commercial photography. I’m open to any type of photography career, really. My only concerns are that the field is so highly competitive and it seems like everyone wants to be a photographer these days, that I’ll have gone to school and then I won’t be able to find any decent work as a photographer. (worst fear ever— a college grad who can’t find work.)

      At the same time I’ve always wanted to learn about web design and I’ve heard it’s a booming industry with good pay. this seems like the more practical choice since I do want to be able to find a job and make decent money, and it gives me some type of creative purpose. Plus it seems as if most of these jobs are in major cities like Chicago or Minneapolis, which is exciting because I’ve always wanted to live in a major city.

      I just don’t know if a bachelors photography degree would be as practical as a bachelors web design/interactive media degree… I need help choosing really really bad! So if any photographers or web designers are reading this I’d love to know about your experiences in the work force and job market..
      Thanks!

    • Phillip123 says:

      August 20th, 2012 at 9:04 am

      Ok, I’m a recent college grad that has a seasonal job at Six Flags and I love it, but it’s not year around, so for the past two months I’ve been searching for other means of income–like spending every waking moment applying my @$$ off. I’m a graphic designer, and in this bad economy, I’ve been lucky to get interviews; but no offers yet. One job tried to put it that I had a lot of talent and I was overqualified for them. I’m also building my own IBO and web design businesses, but they’re gonna take a while. My mom is gonna pay me about $250 to develop her site this fall and I’m now taking a class learning how to do that. So basically, my life sucks cause I’m still living at home with supportive parents and haven’t found another job yet. I’ve even started looking for seasonal work outside my field but I just know that I’ll get slammed cause I might be overqualified from my degree. I got rejected from a job that I’m not even interested in and that was irrelevant to what I want to do. I just felt really pressured to apply, even though I didn’t want to. It’s like I go back and forth trying to make up my mind. I just want to please everyone around me. Everyone around me says that there’s no pressure and they’re not judging me and that I’m working really hard. I accuse everyone around me of making fun of me and judging me for my decision and back talk, and they argue saying that all the undue pressure is coming from myself and that they’re just trying to help. When my friend told me to take a break from hunting on my laptop and tries to cheer me up tonight with a funny movie, I told him to f**k off. I’m so sick of being not good enough. I DO WHAT I CAN TO FIND THE RIGHT JOB BUT I STILL FEEL LIKE I’M NOT DOING ENOUGH ALTHOUGH I GIVE IT MY ALL WORKING MY BONES OFF AND ACT PROPER AT INTERVIEWS AND FOLLOW UP AFTER. I wake up everyday expecting another rejection letter or email; I cannot enjoy myself and live life and sometimes feel like I wanna die especially when I get rejected cause it proves that I’m not worthy–this is a bad situation so I call my doc really concerned about my thoughts of suicide. I’m on medication but I don’t think its any help. Anyway, Six Flags is getting ready to close for the winter, and yes I’m going back next year for the sake of job security. I’ve been getting sick with more colds and allergies probably cause I run down my immune system stressing out what I wanna do with the rest of my life. I’m 25 yrs old, but I already feel like I’m 40. Am I just putting too much pressure on myself? I sit back and wonder if it’s worth relaxing and cutting myself some slack but I’m scared that I’ll be called lazy?? I keep going in these thought cycles and just don’t know what to do anymore, I’m all burnt out?

    • Rishabh Bajpai says:

      August 22nd, 2012 at 12:13 am

      All my life I’ve wanted to be a photographer, and I know I am not bad at it either! I get praise for my photos and I’m very interested in the experimental side of it, so I think I could potentially set my self apart from the million 20-somethings like myself who are “photographers” if I really tried. I’m also very into portraits and could even do commercial photography. I’m open to any type of photography career, really. My only concerns are that the field is so highly competitive and it seems like everyone wants to be a photographer these days, that I’ll have gone to school and then I won’t be able to find any decent work as a photographer. (worst fear ever— a college grad who can’t find work.)

      At the same time I’ve always wanted to learn about web design and I’ve heard it’s a booming industry with good pay. this seems like the more practical choice since I do want to be able to find a job and make decent money, and it gives me some type of creative purpose. Plus it seems as if most of these jobs are in major cities like Chicago or Minneapolis, which is exciting because I’ve always wanted to live in a major city.

      I just don’t know if a bachelors photography degree would be as practical as a bachelors web design/interactive media degree… I need help choosing really really bad! So if any photographers or web designers are reading this I’d love to know about your experiences in the work force and job market..
      Thanks!

    • tefa_96 says:

      August 26th, 2012 at 2:58 am

      All my life I’ve wanted to be a photographer, and I know I am not bad at it either! I get praise for my photos and I’m very interested in the experimental side of it, so I think I could potentially set my self apart from the million 20-somethings like myself who are “photographers” if I really tried. I’m also very into portraits and could even do commercial photography. I’m open to any type of photography career, really. My only concerns are that the field is so highly competitive and it seems like everyone wants to be a photographer these days, that I’ll have gone to school and then I won’t be able to find any decent work as a photographer. (worst fear ever— a college grad who can’t find work.)

      At the same time I’ve always wanted to learn about web design and I’ve heard it’s a booming industry with good pay. this seems like the more practical choice since I do want to be able to find a job and make decent money, and it gives me some type of creative purpose. Plus it seems as if most of these jobs are in major cities like Chicago or Minneapolis, which is exciting because I’ve always wanted to live in a major city.

      I just don’t know if a bachelors photography degree would be as practical as a bachelors web design/interactive media degree… I need help choosing really really bad! So if any photographers or web designers are reading this I’d love to know about your experiences in the work force and job market..
      Thanks!

    • Mark says:

      August 26th, 2012 at 3:40 am

      I’m planning to open my own online shop specialized in selling car parts. I’m really bad at web design and technologies so I have some problems with choosing the right program for my shop to run. My friend advised me Joomla or VirtueMart but I know little about this so called “platforms”. Also I need a good template on the topic of Car Parts. My budget is low so I’m looking for affordable template.

    • sick_mick_101 says:

      September 6th, 2012 at 5:48 pm

      I need a really simple but accurate definition of semantic web.
      I am just not understanding the definitions I have found so far.
      Thanks if you can help!

    • Mike says:

      September 6th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

      I want to know latest development in semantic web. If u have any innovative idea in information retrieval. Inform me

    • encyclopath says:

      October 12th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

      example ?

    • ibjammin44 says:

      November 2nd, 2012 at 12:40 pm

      i need a book to learn me how can i write some program to create a tools that users can annotate the images via this tool.I dont want a tools name but i myself want to write or create such a tools.

    • Duke says:

      November 9th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

      So a couple friends of mine and I are starting a collection/network of websites. We’ve already launched one (it’s a blog we’re planning on making advertising revenue from), and we’re launching a web design company to do some design-related work on the side as well, with plans to expand into creating web applications and other endeavors.

      My question is, when we go to fill out the business papers, should I declare one business, such as an LLC, to be the business controlling both the blog, the web design company, and any future endeavors, or should I do the paperwork and declare a different business for each?

      I’m not very familiar with the perks of an LLC vs an S-Corp or Sole Prop, whatever, so I don’t know what’s possible really.

    • Marlon P says:

      November 25th, 2012 at 2:59 am

      I work full time and have a family but am very interested in learning everything about computers but mainly web design. I already have a bachelors degree. I would have no problem getting into a large university but I definitely need something online. Thanks.

    • Mr SoLo DoLo says:

      November 28th, 2012 at 6:08 am

      I am 22 and starting a corporation with three other guys my age that would deal with web design. The corporations stock would be split evenly, but I am hesitant about it. Do these types of corporations usually work that start this way? Should I do it myself? I think there may already be a bad apple!! What are your thoughts?

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