Web Awards You Don’t Want to Win

web awards you don't want to win This week, Vincent Flanders of Web Sites That Suck posted his dubious list of 2006’s worst sites.  His winners include #10 Brown University (“overwhelmingly difficult to use”) and #7 P&G (for their strange sideways navigation, among other things).

Vincent also notes, “There were so many bad sites last year that I had to divide The 10 Worst Sites of 2006 into two categories and add some extra winners.”  His categories include “We’re back in 1995,” “Page is too long” and “Site most like a Monty Python skit.”

Web Awards for the Worst Sites of 2006

Here are all the award winners for your enjoyment:

If you don’t let all the Google AdSense ads distract you, you’ll find a lot of other interesting examples on his site.  With sections like “what would Amazon.com do,” it’s always entertaining and sometimes educational as well.

There’s also this checklist of 148 mortal sins that companies commit on their websites. Here are his top three — you know your site needs work when:

  1. It’s designed and structured around your company’s needs rather than the problems of your visitors.
  2. It talks about how great your company is instead of how it solves your customers’ problems.
  3. It takes more than four seconds to figure out what the site is about.

These are meaningful and relevant tips for every company on the planet.  And those are just the first three on the list….

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