Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Bad Website Design

This may not be the worst website ever created but it may come close. Let's see how it stacks up to our criteria.

Site: http://belladesoto.us/

Content: There is enough content on this website to "fill a spacecruiser" but it is laid out so badly there is no motivation to read it. From the title it is clear the author wants you to "THINK" but.......think about WHAT???

Structure and Navigation: Imagine laying 50 magazine pages on the floor and trying to navigate to some interesting information by looking through a cardboard toilet roll. The site consists of a single page about 40 000 pixels wide. There are a gazillion links to other sites but many of them are broken.

Visual Design: If using every font known to man, every colour in the spectrum and overlapping one image with another is good design, then this site should be winning all the awards. There is no issue with page consistency because everything is stuck on the one page.

Functionality: This site functions as a brain dump for someone named Bella. That's all there is to say.

Interactivity: Here is where this site really shines. If you can find some blank space where the background image is visible you will be able to entertain yourself for hours with the floating blue balls which follow your mouse pointer. No need to visit Miniclip.com when you have belladesoto.com.

Overall Experience: If it wasn't for the fact that I had to review this site for College, it would have been visible in my web browser for less than 5 seconds.

0.5/10 (0.5 for the pointer animation)


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