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You can always find inspiration in lists of best-looking sites, but what about the worst ever? I know, I know that would be harder, to decide among the countless horrendous sites from Geocities or Angelfire, lol – it’s way easier to hand pick the cream of the crop of webdesign.

According to commandshift3.com – Like “hot or not” meets “celebrity death match” – these are the worst and the best looking sites from the web.

Protective glasses are recommended to prevent your retinas from burning.

The Worst looking sites from the web.

10 dokimos.org

Accept Jesus

09 catalogs.com

Catalogs

08 5safepoints.com

index Virginia

07 ny1.com

Ny1 News

06 djsonline.com

Djs

05 gemwebsolutions.com

Gem Web Solution

04 folktrash.com

folktrash

03 havenworks.com

Heaven Works

02 awesomesite.com

Findlinks

01 videosoniclab.com

VideoSonic

Now some soothing for those sore eyes, here it comes the best looking websites.

The best looking sites from the web.

10 spon.com

spontaneous

09 titofelix.com

Titofelix

08 jrvelasco.com

Jesus Velasco

07 simonclayson.co.uk

Simon Clayson

06 teamviget.com

team viget

05 biola.edu

Biola

04 zu.com

zu

03 max-longin.com

Maz Longin

02 gnvpartners.com

GNV

01 ilovetypography.com

I love typography

Conclusions

I love Typography

When you compare the best sites with the worst, it does not come as a surprise that together they look like the ying-yang, each one being the complete opposite of the the other. While the best sites looks clean and light, complying with web design principles like precedence, spacing, typography, usability, consistency and balance – just to mention a few – the worst sites appear to be the antitheses, breaking just about all conceivable design principles. The result is a cluttered, confusing interface where you don’t know where to look, what to do, or where to start.

Looking at bad designs can burn your retinas, but by comparing them with good design, it might make it easier to put your finger on what not to do, and what the practical consequences are.