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Easyspace Launches Competition Offering Free Redesign to Worst Website

12th December 2007 · Press Releases

Customers invited to nominate ugly webpage for £3,000 makeover

Web-hosting company Easyspace.com is inviting its customers and users to compete for a free website redesign worth £3,000.

The company is offering four clients the chance to trade in their old, ugly websites for a brand new one with entrants being asked to explain why their website needs redesigned. The entries will be put online with visitors to easyspace.com invited to vote for the ugliest. The site with the most votes will receive a complete website make over to the value of £3,000.

More than 300 entries have been received since the competition was launched on Monday.

Brian Tait, online marketing manager at easyspace.com, said: “Virtually every business has a website these days and they play a vital part in marketing and sales. However, many firms’ sites are quite old now and often are very basic, are not taking advantage of new technology or are just plain dull looking.

“The importance of a good-looking, easy-to-use website cannot be underestimated which is why we decided to give our customers the opportunity to have their website completely redesigned. We’ve been amazed by the response so far.”

Some of the entries so far have branded their websites ‘tacky’, ‘tired’, and ‘lifeless’

Submissions outlining the reasons why your website needs redesigned must be received via the online form no later than 31 December. The four ugliest sites will be selected by judges and placed online with the winner chosen by public vote on January 18.

More details and online nomination form can be found at www.easyspace.com/competition 

A selection of entries describing their websites are listed below:

“My husband designed it and it looks like he did – he’s a policeman. My website is a crime scene!”

“My website is tacky. It looks like it was designed by an amateur, and it was. I did it six years ago, having taught myself HTML from a book “Build a Website in 24 Hours”, which was a free giveaway from an internet magazine. It worked exactly as the book said it would, and sure does look like it too…help!”

“It’s tired. It’s an old workhorse which needs to be put out to graze. It’s not showing my work to its best advantage. I designed it using an old programme called PageMill, the friendly-but-basic ‘Morris Minor of web design’. It needs a sprinkling of magic dust from some expert in the field.”

“Tell me why it doesn’t [need redesigned]! Boring, lifeless, dated, total lack of imagery, branding is all wrong, need I go on?”

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