Here are the worst website designs of all time

Technology has come a long way since the 90s, so it’s no surprise that we’re used to sleek, simplistic, and aesthetically pleasing website design. But hidden in the depths of the internet are a number of websites that haven’t yet had their 21st century update – and they’re a lot of fun.

We came across a page titled Websites From Hell, which has amassed a huge collection of questionable site designs. From pet grooming to car sales, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of these garish sites still in operation. Below are a few of our favorites (and if you fancy creating your own, check out our best website builders roundup).

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A screenshot of a garish website homepage.

LEJARDINDESMERVEILLES.COM — We love the fantasy lapdog combo (click on the arrows to see more) (Image credit: Hell’s Websites)
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A screenshot of a garish website homepage.

PAULINE-MARX.COM — It’s a fairly avant-garde design. The Easter Island statue is a nice touch (Image credit: Hell’s Websites)
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A screenshot of a garish website homepage.

PAPILLON-ZWERGENBURG.DE — This dog really resonates with us (Image credit: Hell’s Websites)
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A screenshot of a garish website homepage.

LO.SZCZECINEK.PL — This psychedelic site makes good use of 3D graphics (Image credit: Hell’s Websites)
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A screenshot of a garish website homepage.

ARNGREN.NET — We don’t know where to look (Image credit: Hell’s Websites)

We know that Websites from Hell is all about spotting design flaws, there’s definitely something quite wholesome and nostalgic about going back to old designs. We think the collection is a pretty delightful time capsule, and some of the designs (especially the dog-based ones) are actually quite endearing.

As much as we enjoyed scrolling through those garish designs, the best websites of the year are much less, shall we say, complicated. But maybe you can use these extravagant designs as a guide for how not to make a website. If you’re building your own website, be sure to check out our roundup of the best web hosting services.

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