Friday, May 15, 2009


Our family is entertaining the idea of going on vacation this somewhere other than our usual destinations. I spent a good portion of my day looking at possible vacation rentals. This required A LOT of website visiting.

Here's a hint to anyone selling their vacation rental (heck, selling ANYTHING) online - if your website sucks, you suck.


Ok, not really. But understand that it is 2009 and there is no excuse for having a website that looks like it was created at the dawn of the internet.

Example (name of town edited out of courtesy. I'm sure it's a great place...they just have dolts advertising it):

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There are just so many things wrong with this site (the god, the background!), I am not sure I'd have enough space to detail it all. Let's talk about a few of my favorite parts, shall we?

Figure 1
* "Spring Fling Deal" - I think the color combination just made me throw up a little in my mouth

* "Less, less fog, less crowded!" - Not just less fog, but LESS less fog. Fog is practically non-existent here. Alert the media!

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* Look at the very right side of the picture. See where my scroll bar is positioned? This home page was by far the L O N G E S T I have ever encountered.

* "Sshhhh...'[town] Best Kept Secret!" - first you tell me to be quiet and then you yell? Make up your mind!

* "not to winding" - just....UGH! ((facepalm))

Ok, I feel better now. Thanks for letting me share this eyesore with you.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Badass Geek said...


I bet their son who lives in their basement worked hard on that design.

Melisa with one S said...

No excuse. That kind of stuff drives me crazy.

Call Me Cate said...

Looks like something my mother designed. I design and create sites for a living which has made me super-sensitive to bad ones. I can't tell you how many companies I've refused to do business with because I couldn't stomach their site. I know it might not be fair of me, but it is what it is.

Eternal Lizdom said...

I don't get the pic of the dead dog and frolicking puppy...