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5 Signs of a Bad Web Designer

Bert Baez

Bert Baez

Founder and designer for PixelPros Design

Ah, the bad web designer – the scourge of the internet. You’ve probably stumbled across their work before, and if you’re anything like me, you’ve likely recoiled in horror. But what makes a bad web designer? Here are some tell-tale signs:

  1. They’re stuck in the ’90s

    Remember the days of neon colors, animated GIFs, and Comic Sans font? Yeah, the bad web designer does too – and they’ve never moved on. Their websites look like something straight out of the Geocities era, complete with a visitor counter and a MIDI soundtrack. They may have missed the memo about responsive design, too, so their sites are virtually unusable on mobile devices.

  2. They’re obsessed with flashiness

    The bad web designer believes that more is more when it comes to design. They love to use flashy animations, pop-ups, and auto-playing videos to grab your attention. Sure, it may look impressive at first, but it quickly becomes overwhelming and annoying. Plus, it slows down your computer and makes your eyes hurt.

  3. They don’t understand user experience

    The bad web designer is all about aesthetics, but they don’t care about usability. Their sites are cluttered with unnecessary features and confusing navigation. You’ll spend hours trying to find what you’re looking for, only to give up in frustration. And don’t even get me started on their broken links and error messages.

  4. They love flashing text and animations

    We get it, you want your website to stand out. But flashing text and animations are not the way to do it. Not only is it annoying, but it’s also distracting and can make your website look like a circus.

  5. They think SEO is a type of car

    The bad web designer doesn’t know the first thing about search engine optimization (SEO). They’ll stuff their pages with irrelevant keywords, use hidden text, and neglect meta descriptions. As a result, their sites will be buried on page 10 of Google, never to be found by anyone.

So, there you have it – the makings of a bad web designer. If you encounter one in the wild, approach with caution. And if you happen to be one yourself, well, it’s time to step up your game. The internet deserves better.

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