I cannot believe sites like this still exist in the wild (motorcycle-rack.com)
over 6 years ago from Gergo Bekes, Web Designer
over 6 years ago from Gergo Bekes, Web Designer
And it probably works better than dribble shit.
Well it's probably been around longer than most fancy startup sites, and that's a big plus. There's also probably a real, reliable and honest team behing the site just doing their business. The phone number is front and center on the page, and sweet special prices with real-life images are clearly displayed. Sure it's not visually very pleasing, but maybe it's worth the compromise on style.
Honestly, this is the only site I've been OK with autoplay audio. Initially, I jumped to the bottom of the page to turn it off, but ended up listening to the whole thing.
You can't say it isn't authentic.
I want to get lunch with the guy.
I'll just leave this here... http://www.lingscars.com
Intensional vs Immatured
Here's an interview with the lingscar.com guy: Valuable Content Award for the crazy LINGsCARS.com website
Apparently, it works.
Ling is a woman! That interview is absolutely incredible:
My sitemap is great content. The design is a Chinese prison camp and it shows my visitors, live, as they browse my website. It took a lot of coding. I deliberately left it unpolished, but no one else has such a page. If you visit during busy periods, it goes crazy and eventually crashes your browser. But, it has some great cookies (click the jamjar cars icon in the bottom right of my prison compound to make the visitors dance, and also click the cat at the top of the camp, it sings).
One other stand-out bit of content is my karaoke girl. On my home page, this auto-plays. Everyone says “don’t autoplay music” but honestly, this is SO popular. Saying “don’t” is a good example of idiot web designers making rules that are utter nonsense. I have 2 Chinese girls, Christine Wang and Wei Ya Jun, and they have about 25 songs between them. Refresh the page to get a random selection. This works immensely.
Roger that! :)
hahaha, I can tell they actually built their site with great effort and consistency. I would rather to buy a car from these guys than those ones using a GoDaddy template.
FYI, she won over the dragons https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cc1ktZRZ5ZM
This is fantastic.
Upvoted for using tables inside tables.
Never underestimate the appeal of what may be a rough/unpolished/out of date design to your eyes. Two examples:
First is Craigslist. How many unsolicited portfolio-padding re-designs have people done for ol CL? Yet they rarely change, and when they do they leave the look alone. This might look like hell to you, but it does what design should do: it works for the audience. It feels raw, cheap, works fast over slow connections, and because of that people in their audience USE it. They also know it really well by now, and would likely not be happy with a redesign.
Second: we have a not for profit partner that we do pro-bono and some paid work for. They serve homeless and low-income people trying to get back on their feet by selling a street newspaper (a common model around the world). They did some focus group work a while back and showed them example papers from other organizations in different countries. Participants said they wouldn't buy the more polished ones because they looked too good, meaning more money was going into print production and not into the people the organization serves. From that, what we make for them not only works in their brand, but we intentionally keep it on the more unpolished side because the people who give trust it more.
Similarly, someone I know designed pet food packaging, labels, etc for Costco a while back. They had to go out of their way to make sure it looked less "sophisticated" because they found if it was too polished, nobody would buy it... it did not seem legitimate to buyers as the "discount" alternative.
It... talks to you.
It's a proto-chat bot.
are you sure this is old and not one of those trendy "brutalist" things?
Hi, I'm glad you found this website.
He was so polite I just didn't have the heart to turn him off
Probably the most brutal I've come across http://arngren.net/
haha.. press the 'english' button @ the top left of the page
that's pretty cool
You can find some crackers on here; http://brutalistwebsites.com/
Interestingly, that site's idea of brutalism seems to have changed a lot since it first made the rounds. The most recent site as of this writing has a seriously different set of priorities than the early posts, which were stuff like Hacker News.
Personally, these websites always show me these business are 100% physical stores. So, in a sense, I feel like they are legit business. I would, anyways, take precautions when paying online.
It is true there are several design crimes but in the end, i feel confortable to browse this madness. I love Ebay and other websites that look like these.
Looks like the developer is for hire http://www.totalmarketingconcept.com . Can't help but like his consistency,
Personal favorite: http://www.webkinglasvegas.com
I love Dan Cederholm's take on this. For some reason this article, however brief, has stuck with me for a long time.
Sites like this still exist, but let's do another Facebook redesign.
If it ain't broke...
So this is how my day's going to go
Welcome to the future!
Site is speedy, just need to change the design
OMFG!!!! It has a gif.....and comic sans.....and blue/red text....AND AN AUDIO FILE!!!!!! :O :O :O :O Someone put this in a museum, or a lab so we can dissect it for science!!
This site loaded so fast it was already all there ready to go when I clicked over to the new tab I opened it in... thats a better experience than lots of todays sites weighed down with a 1001 scripts and assets being loaded in first.
You've obviously not met the businesses from my hometown...
I actually order frequently from these here people: http://www.msy.com.au/home.php
To be fair, "this is the only website I know of where you can buy an American made motorcycle carrier or lift for a very low price."
So, in my stupid face.
When I lived in Florida, I ran across so many sites like this and worse for dive shops and the like. I was freelancing at the time and called them to see who did their current design and if they would be open to refreshing it. They were extremely hostile towards ANY changes. To be fair though, they were mostly older business owners (in their 60's and 70's) and probably had a lot of bad experiences with technology.
Nothing wrong with this site.
Have a look at this one. Click around a bit: http://dokimos.org/ajff/
I'm totally stealing that animated background.
I think it looks great!
When you say "still" I am assuming you checked a while ago. If so, when was this?
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