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Worlds Worst/Greatest Website
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Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

(OP)
Oh my! I've stumbled upon a website that is so gross and hideous, that it's beautiful! It wallows so openly and proudly in it's decadent flashing animated-gif bloated chaos that it attains a level of beauty that couldn't be attained if it was actually shooting for that lofty goal.

LINGsCARS.com

Make sure you check out the "Fun Stuff" tab and look for her nuclear missile!

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

What we have here is possibly the opposite of the Streisand effect.

Screaming look at me, but nobody cares.

**********************************************
What's most important is that you realise ... There is no spoon.

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

OH! Dear Deity!!!!!!


WTF?????????????????????

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

MY F**KEN EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!

ACSS - SME
General Geek

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

WOW! My psyche is scarred for life! I know it's for Ling's Cars, but, I deem it Ling Scars.

olympics

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

(OP)
Under the "Fun Stuff" tab, in "Website Advice", Ling tells how she makes her website so spectacular! Here's an excerpt...

Quote (LINGsCARS.com)


Stop regarding website as a "thing".
Regard it as real life, alive, like an animal or pet.
You need to feed website EVERY day!
Maybe like pet spider.

On other hand, spider can be baked like potato
in China, delicious! hehe, with added bonus of
8 "drumsticks" per spider.
Better value than frog or chicken.
- Ling

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

Sometimes you just have to wonder, .....


Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

I sort of liked it.

Is that wrong?

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

Having thought about this for a while and finding out that the website helps in making Ling's cars make quite a lot of money for the business, maybe 'we' have it wrong?

As developers and designers 'we' are apparently turning web page design into an art form that should be admired for it's elegance and beauty, rather than it being a means to an end for commercial enterprises, which is leaving the visitors and customers in no doubt whatsoever what the site/page is about.

I've looked at many websites put for review in forums, and far too frequently the site fails to actually say what the site owners actually do and what visitors to the page are going to employ them for, or what they could buy from the site.

Certainly, as Keats put it "A thing of beauty is a joy forever", but if that 'thing' doesn't actually fulfil it's real purpose, is there a point in having it forever?

Chris.

Indifference will be the downfall of mankind, but who cares?
Time flies like an arrow, however, fruit flies like a banana.
Webmaster Forum

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

(OP)
Exactly! Is the "design" of the site helping it achieve its "purpose"?

What makes the site great is that Ling's personality is exploding and splattering all over your browser! Spend a little time on the site and you feel like you've met her and know her. She's pretty whacky, hyperactive, and horribly A.D.H.D., but she's probably crazy fun to be around. And, guess what, that's the goal of her web site! Her web site is doing exactly what she wants it to be doing. Her "design" works!

I hope her business is successful. The Internet is a better place with whacky crazy people out there.


RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

Wow! There's not much that leaves me speechless, but I'm just stunned.

Jeff
It's never too early to begin preparing for International Talk Like a Pirate Day
"The software I buy sucks, The software I write sucks. It's time to give up and have a beer..." - Me

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

Holy Smokes, SamBones, I'll never be able to get Ling's website out of my head. She seems very straight-forward and forthcoming. I particularly like one of her (hundreds of) slogans:

Quote (Ling)

PEOPLE OF BRITAIN
...you can trust me,
I AM LING!

I should start using that: "People of American...you can trust me, I AM DAVE!"

santaMufasa
(aka Dave of Sandy, Utah, USA)
“People may forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel."

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

(OP)
Yes, also, this seems to be one of the few sites where most of it being in ALL CAPS seems appropriate!

I Love this site!

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

(OP)
This is linked to in that discussion...

https://econsultancy.com/blog/9067-lings-cars-the-...

It gives a very good analysis of why the site is so successful (Ling moved £35 million worth of cars in 2010).

Ling even responds in the comments section at the bottom. I'm very impressed with her and her approach to her business. Brilliant insanity. Or insanely brilliant.

RE: Worlds Worst/Greatest Website

I first looked at Ling's Cars on Feb 20 (original post) and found it difficult to browse thru (really annoying actually)

After ChrisHirst posted and I read "Webmaster-talk" discussion, I re-visited and discovered that Ling is probably brilliant and I can see why so many car buyers go thru her site.

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