Dude, You Fugly


According to Netcraft, there’s more than 644 million websites currently active online. So it shouldn’t be surprising to anyone that there are a lot of ugly websites out there.

The old Cannery Furniture and Mattress Warehouse definitely qualifies as one of the fugly ones – just check out the screenshot below.

To be honest, I’m not even sure where to start on this one. We could start with the tagline – “Most people don’t hate us!” Or the fact that the most important information (phone number, store hours) are all in images. Or the fonts, or the blocky table-esque look, or the shading… I could go on, but I won’t.

Design Critique: The Old Cannery

Bringing the Design into the 21st Century

There’s really not anything you can do with the site as is. It needs to be completely scrapped and redone. Below’s the “idea” redesign. If you notice the middle image in the bottom three images, they actually have a logo on the floor of their store that is far better than the current logo. I simply used placeholder text.

The Old Cannery - Redesign

What do you think? Like it? Hate it? Let me know!