Worst Websites of 2012


Worst Websites of 2012

These websites are not your usual mom-and-pop operations. Each of them has flaws that are, to the say the least, surprising.

In this day and age, asking people to register before they can use your site isn’t done. Not even on ecommerce sites.

If you’re promoting conferences about going digital and the importance of mobile and smartphones, you should have a mobile version of your website. Navigation, lack of contrast and infinite scrolling are other design items websites should know better than to use.

1. Zulily

Zulily is a bad website

Jeez. In this day and age why are we forcing our visitors to register? Even the silly Fab website stopped doing that and you know that they’re on the cutting edge of trendy. Stop it, already.


2. Digital Hollywood

Digital Hollywood is a  bad website

Submitter’s comments: This is a site for a digital marketing conference. It is full of fail.

Digital Hollywood

3. Yeshivah of Flatbush

Yeshivah of Flatbush is a bad website

Submitter’s comments: Here’s some Jewish Mystery Meat Navigation (MMN) that’s definitely not kosher.

Yeshivah of Flatbush

5. iTunes Preview

iTunes Preview is a bad website

Submitter’s comments: I can read it on my laptop, but not on my office monitor.

iTunes Preview for MapQuest

6. Pinterest

Pinterest is a bad website

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Everybody wants their site to be the next Pinterest so infinite scrolling and using Masonry with jQuery is all the rage. Well, Rage Against The (Trendy) Machine.


9. Mercia Tourist Board

Mercia Tourist Board is a bad website

Submitter’s comments: It is meant to be a site about history but it has all that unnecessary, jarring gumpf.

Mercia Tourist Board