The web is full of beautiful websites that have a pixel perfect design, great usability, and cutting edge features. There are lots of examples of how to do web development right out there, but there are also some amazing examples of what not to do.
Below are a dozen websites that are so unique that you can’t help but ogle at them. Some haven’t been updated since the 90s while others are updated daily and their retro design is either intentional or good enough for them.
If you haven’t been to Ling’s cars then you’re in for a treat. Ling has arguably the best website on the internet if you’re going for that shock and awe factor. Ling’s Cars is over the top but it works for Ling.
“The crash of 1983 nearly killed off the entire video game industry. It wasn’t just arcades that suffered, though this marks the beginning of their very steep and permanent decline. History has told us that the rise of home gaming killed off arcades, and so our own laziness is to blame. To an extent, of course, that’s true. If this were a history of video games, it would be time to talk about Nintendo, and the epic release of the revolutionary NES console in 1985. This event reinvigorated a decimated industry, and ultimately gave birth to the video games ecosystem we all still live in. But that didn’t happen until 1985, and so it wasn’t technology that killed off the arcade, not to begin with. It’s fair to concede that the arcade, already dying, was allowed to stay dead because we were all happily gaming at home by the time anybody noticed that all of the actual arcades were disappearing, and fast.”
“Other countries that lucked into monetizable names: Montenegro and Colombia. Montenegro received the country code .me soon after becoming independent in 2006, and quickly realized the nature of its windfall: An extension that could be marketed as a way to brand your personality online. Over five years, they’ve reached 650,000 registrations and generated 13.2 million euros in profit for Montenegro.”