Ugly websites labeled 'ugly by design'

Check out some of the ugliest websites in the world in the category ugly by design, sorted by the most ugly.

Do you know of any more ugly or funny websites that would fit in this category? Please let us know.

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1 Sinhala Movies

8.8
The most poular Sri Lankan channel
From Sri Lanka
Bad web design Sri Lanka

Wow, this website is amazing. The homepage is a collection of animated GIFs in awful colors and that's about it. Sri Lanka rules when it comes to ugly websites. Bad web design seems to be the standard in over there.

Enough blinking and neon colors to give you a seizure. You cannot focus on anything on this website because there are always a thousand other things screaming for your attention. And absolutely no way to distinguish between content and advertisements. This is a real ugly mess and if people from Sri Lanka find this kind of website normal, then the cultural divide between someone from the west and someone from Sri Lanka when it comes to websites is enormous. Cannot be bridged. Not ever. Two different worlds. They should have their own internet. Really. No doubt about it to us, this website should deserve the title of worst website ever.

The people behind this dreadful website seem to have more sites like it. Check out www.muthuvision.tv for instance.

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2 Comme des Garçons

6.8
Wear your freedom
From Japan
Bad webdesign Japan: Comme des garcons

A site submitted by Daniel. Why does he think this is a bad web site? "Pretty much speaks for itself. The actual website doesn't load, until you click the link on the main page 3 times, for some reason and trust me, you'll wish you hadn't. This is quite possibly the worst website ever made.  I'm absolutely speechless."

The first three pages of the site actually consist of three slightly different images, each 2000 pixels wide. A few of the elements of bad web design from this site. Mystery meat navigation that causes irritation because you revisit pages (empty pages at that) that you already have seen. If you're looking for a store you have to be lucky to find it (bottom left black dots). If you are really unlucky you are back at the first page and your journey can begin once again. Almost all text is embedded in images, which makes this site an SEO disaster.

The main element of bad web design for this luxury brand? A website has to provide answers for the questions visitors have. Comme-des-garcons.com only provides more questions. The site is basically a trap for visitors, a maze. Most of the images on the site are 'hip', the site itself certainly is not. Technically, it's an old fashioned site. Very simple html with clickable images, that is about it. My guess is that this was made at least five to six years ago.

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Bad webdesign Japan: Comme des garcons
Bad webdesign Japan: Comme des garcons
Bad webdesign Japan: Comme des garcons

This site is feauterd in:   an ugly mystery   bad web design   ugly by design  

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3 Direct Software Connection

4.3
everyone wins! score big!
rich & famous

The title tag of this website says 'Authorized Adobe Software Store "Your #1 Source For Photo Editing Software"' and it seems they are quite succesfull at selling Adobe Software. A website made in Frontpage and the fact that it's funny and ugly probably helps its sales. Some nice scrolling to be done at this site. Because its ugly this website gets lots of backlinks which makes sure that it scores really well on Google, which in turns helps sales. I'm not sure this was a strategy when this site was launched but I am pretty sure they are not worried that they get listed as an ugly site now. By putting this site on ugliestsiteintheworld.com we're probably doing them a favor. But why not. Four points because it is actually a real and genuinely ugly site.

This is what a passion for marketing and selling can get you. A bling bling site full of 'calls to action' and 'reasons why you should buy' and 'real cheap' titles etc. etc. All geared towards one thing: selling you something. That is ugly in itself to me.

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4 Xomjk.narod.ru

3.5
Russian hamsters?
From Russia
Ugly russian websites - hamsters

A Russian website about flashy, dancing hamsters in some kind of disco like environment. Designed to be ugly and not really serving any purpose. Still an ugly website and one that uses lots of flash. If you have any interesting pictures about hamsters you can always let the creator of this website, one Vladimir Vlassov, know. He is sure to make your hamster dance.

Hosted on free Russian webspace this site is sure to stick around for as long as the Russian provider stays in business. And let's hope that's forever. For the hamsters sake.

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This site is feauterd in:   an ugly mystery   ugly by design   ugly flash  

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5 Arngren.net

3.0
we had to add this one regrettably
From Norway
arngren.net

Site of a Norwegian electronics dealer (& lots of other stuff). This site is included in tons of ugly sites lists, but it's still around so it seems to do the job for the owner of the site. It won some kind of ugly site contest back in 2011.

Actually, this site isn't that ugly. I guess the site receives tons of visitors because it is included in many ugly site lists and I guess it's probably quite known in Norway. So, this seems to be a site which is ugly by design. Being ugly can be a marketing trick. The best known example of this is Lings cars from the UK, which is one of the most successful car rental sites. Arngren.net does get some points from me. Let's say: 3 points. I guess the owner of this one has to be a bit loco, but the innocent kind of loco I'm guessing.

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6 wwwweeeeeeeee...

2.3
little jumping men

One of the many websites out there that are created to be ugly in the hope of getting lots of visitors to a site. Often, even without the intention of earning something with Google or other ads. What I like about this site is the little men that jump over each other. For the rest: nothing to see here.

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7 Omfgdogs.com

2.0
dogs running
From Australia

On of those websites that try to attract visitors by being funny. Most of the time they're just slightly amusing and not that funny at all. This one's from Australia and is about running neon colored dogs. It's got some music ass well. You can listen to it via the link here.

We are still not sure whether w should include sites like this. Lots of times they are included in lists of ugly websites but they shouldn't really. We include some of them but with low scores.

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This site is feauterd in:   an ugly mystery   ugly by design   ugly sound effects  

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8 Lings cars

1.0
not even that ugly
Ling Rocket

Lings Cars is a UK car rental service. The 'ugly' website is actually a clever marketing trick which helps in making Lings Cars one of the biggest car rentals in the UK (or so we were told). It's more kitsch than ugly and quite funny in fact, so it's worth a visit. I love this one, me and .... (lots of) visitors a day. Check out the music on the homepage as well.
It really takes a lot of work to create a site like this I imagine, but I bet it pays off as well. Keep up the good work Ling. But I must say I don't think this site is ugly. It's rather beautiful really, so for ugliness just 1 point for me. We only added this site because it appears in so many lists, but it shouldn't be on an ugly site list really. But what the heck, it's a nice site to link to in an internet that is full of boring websites. Most of the ugliest sites are boring as well.

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homepage Lings Cars
Lings - cars from space
Lings - rocket
Lings - trust me

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