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Website Design Goofs and Gaffes - Part I

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It's hard to imagine what the designers of the following websites were thinking when they created them. Perhaps they were DIYs (do it yourselfers) seeking to save on costs or were unaware about the condition of their websites.

Regardless of the reasons the final results may make you groan, laugh or cry. But one positive thing can be said of all of them; they demonstrate what not to do when designing a website.

Hold on to your hats; here are our picks for Website Design Goofs and Gaffes.
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Professional Image: Gaffe
If you visit one of the websites representing an Ivy League school such as Princeton, Harvard or Yale your expectations would be, at the very least, something that was professionally designed.

But in the case of the Yale School of Arts, something has gone awry. The website states:

"All School of Art grad students, faculty, staff, and alums have the ability to change most of this site's content (with some exceptions); and to add new content and pages."

We'll leave it up to your imagination to come up with the sarcastic statements connected to the above quote. (http://art.yale.edu/)

.......yale-art-school
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Political Website: Goof
It doesn't really matter if you support Meg Whitman for election to the post of governor of California in 2010 or not because this former CEO of eBay seems to have missed the boat on approving this web design.  The webpage is cluttered, busy, and a little hard on the eyes. (http://www.megwhitman.com/ as of Oct 2010)

..........meg-whitman-website
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Website Help: Goof on Purpose
This website is called "The World's Worst Website" but it's actually not---we've seen much worse.

What this website does is to graphically demonstrate what not to do when designing a website. It gives tips and advice to web and graphic designers on how to avoid common mistakes. (http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/)

.........worlds-worst-website

Graphic Design Schools and Web Design
If you are presently a web designer or someone who wants to receive the proper career training for web design, consider a graphic design college for your education.

You can gain a wealth of knowledge about web design techniques, programming and other essentials that can help you to expand or strengthen your web design skills. Check with your local graphic design school for information about its curriculum.

Next Time...
Some say that the road to success is a narrow one. The next time we meet we'll present websites that have lost their way regarding proper design.

Until next time, keep on designing!


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