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I just went to book some cinema tickets at http://www.odeon.co.uk (probably the biggest cinema chain in the uk), and their dhtml menu is only compatible with Internet explorer. You actually cannot enter the site!

I was wondering if anyone else has come across some sites owned by big companies who have probably spent thousands of pounds on the site development, but still really suck?

I just thought this would be interesting to see. If this is considered inappropriate then lock or delete it mods.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Odeon looks a LOT better than MANY companies sites I've seen. When I come across some I've seen I'll be sure to post them up.
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There is a website dedicated to this kind of thing, although the author doesn't seem to be as active in posting them as in the past.

http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/

This Odeon site would be a good example. I've adopted Firefox and had to load explorer to see the menu, which is the only thing on the second page other than the background image.
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Sweet. It's about time...how about Microsoft.com? 166 validation errors, thank you.
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conorific wrote:
Sweet. It's about time...how about Microsoft.com? 166 validation errors, thank you.


Come on now, it's up to you to have the 166 patches to fix thoose errors :P :lol:
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lol. At least it MS site works though! Why you would wanna go there is another matter :lol: I just remembered another good one. A web design company (yes really) whose site displays completely differently in IE and netscape. Oh and another website design company whose page was based on one of those $20 templates lmao.

smith_zach - id like to see sites that are less useable than the odeon lol.
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I just went to book some cinema tickets at http://www.odeon.co.uk (probably the biggest cinema chain in the uk), and their dhtml menu is only compatible with Internet explorer. You actually cannot enter the site!

:lol: They've got a pretty funny game on their website though. It's called the "Try to get your mouse over 'UK Top 10' on the top navigation" game. LOL.

Mouseover "Behind the Scenes" > "Top 10" > and then try to click UK Top 10. I've actually been able to mouse over it twice!

Whoever designed this website had NO common sense.
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Thats the other funny thing. It even displays differently on different versions of IE 6 (differently between work and home computers). That works fine here but at home i get the same problem as you.

It really amazes me because they have a really good backend, but the front end is awful. I tried copy/pasting an internal url from the site to use as a favourites for firefox, but all the internal stuff doesn't work either.
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Here's one that I camer across that is...ok, but then OFFERS to build a website for $39.95, with a picture, some info, and ONE e-mail link! This is hilarious.

http://www.bentmiles.com

Look under, "Home Spun Webs" for the information on having your own wonderful site created.
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Here's one that I camer across that is...ok, but then OFFERS to build a website for $39.95, with a picture, some info, and ONE e-mail link! This is hilarious.

http://www.bentmiles.com


omg thats funny... it really sucks...

The odeon this is also funny... wont work in mozilla either ;p

In my opinion this truely is the worst website...EVER :o

http://freebackgrounds.com/
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http://www.freebackgrounds.com has GOT to be the worst website I've EVER seen.
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It depends what you mean by suck. I, along with the guy who authors the site richB posted, would define suck as a page that has specific design or useability flaws. The last two sites were pretty pathetic in terms of how they look, but they work fine and do the job that they were intended to do. All of the functions work.

And they obviously didn't have a lot of money poured into them. The odeon site is a big company, with an impressive backend, which will have had thousands of pounds spent on it. And the single most important feature of any site (the navigation) does not work.

If we want site that look a bit sucky then you could just type http://www.geocities.com/anything and pull out a million bad-looking sites. So what? Does it prove anything? It proves that amateur designers create amateur sites.
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yeah, but you've got to admit...

I haven't seen anything as bad as http://freebackgrounds.com/ in a long, long time. Who the ****(heck) makes pages that bad? How can one possibly have that bad of a design-eye? Geez!
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That's funny:

If you click the trivia link, you get an address to farmer@domainbarn.com. Farmer. I guess THAT'S who makes the page. LOL.
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http://www.geocities.com/webtekrocks/
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lol unflux, how many blinking flashing moving things that serve no purpose on one page lol, I think I'm gonna go check out their professional secrets section....

no seriously, this guy has to be joking, I cannot believe that is genuine, please don't tell me he believes this:

http://www.geocities.com/webtekrocks/ht ... ntips.html

*runs off to hide under a rock for the rest of life due to mental scarring
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heh heh heh. The background image on that page is a bit...er...um...provocative.

lol
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I didn't even get a bg img when i went last time - it's there now though. He does like those animated gifs doesn't he?
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:lol: it's the best....err umm...WORST site ever! :thumbsup:
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We should know how to do it by now, since we'v ebeen using MAc Draw for 11 years, longer than anyone.

:lol: Yeah, I guess so! :lol:
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"We can built your site faster than anyone!"

That is so professional.

And of course its faster than anyone. A good website takes time.
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lol unflux, how many blinking flashing moving things that serve no purpose on one page lol, I think I'm gonna go check out their professional secrets section....

no seriously, this guy has to be joking, I cannot believe that is genuine, please don't tell me he believes this:

http://www.geocities.com/webtekrocks/ht ... ntips.html

*runs off to hide under a rock for the rest of life due to mental scarring


omg thats hilarious :lol:
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ROFL, rtm, even I didnt do that on my first site!!! Thats terrible!! He should be banned from ever putting anything on the WWW again!!!
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my first site was like that..... in 95, early 96.....
But more plain... and messy, of course I was 11. or 12

but ive come a long way o.o;;!

hey, people start off somewhere?? dont they..

but then again, his actually trying to make people pay for that? what...
half his images dont work. :P
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Oy. I use netscape, so ODEON doesnt' work for me at all. When I click through to the "home" page, all I get is a background. *grumble*
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maybe.. they did that on purpose....
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it's called satire
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Yeah I'm convinced that site has to be a joke. No one can be that bad at designing wilst still having a brain.

Foxy - why would they do it on purpose, why alienate circa 10% of your audience?
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idk, some ppl open websites with like 1 word, no uses, getalife.com, no uses at all, yet people open websites, maybe they want mystery? about thier site, get off your fat ass and go to the movies? ? idk.. everything has a purpose...

Maybe they havent got a website up yet, and are waiting to release a full website, so they just put this up to give a lil bit to the customer, and not be a complete waste...
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...or maybe they just flat out didn't bother to test their sites on other browsers.

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