There are many reasons to hate RobsRoost.
1. Multiple Barriers for Entry
To simply enter the website you have to sit through multiple animations or skip through them. There are five separate pages you must go through to get the main website. Now that’s bad enough but you have to deal with…
2. Annoying animations
Holy crap, are these animations bad and annoying. Not only are they completely unnecessary, but flashing animations on the main page are extremely distracting as well.
3. Unmutable Music
Hey remember those great Myspace days when music would play on a persons profile? Well that’s not dead here!
4. Unclear Objectives
When I first started exploring this website, I couldn’t help but question what the point of all of this was. The entire website is extremely confusing and pointless when no portfolio links or examples are shown.
5. Unintuitive Designs
This doesn’t require much explanation, but a few examples of the unintuitiveness are instructions telling you how to use the website. For 2012, explanations like “Click the About Us link on the barn to the left, to get started !” should not be necessary.
6. Cluttered Links
The navigation links on the main page are laid out in a way that is extremely unnecessary and annoying. Text with drop shadows over images does not make for clear navigation.
7. Bad Handling of Typography
Typos and crazy typographic handling litter RobsRoost making finding relevant information about the business near impossible and simply annoying. Examples of this include multiple text alignments for a single page, multiple text colors, multiple weights, and random boldness.
8. Bad use of Imagery
Wow, is the imagery just awful! If you were to visit this website and view the images of horses and chickens, would you think that this was a serious business or web designer’s website? I suspect that most people would simple dismiss the website upon opening it.
9. Awful layout
Most of the page is dedicated to navigation causing focusing on the website’s content nearly impossible with flashing images and links around you. Overall there’s no clear organization for the layout making finding what you need unlikely.
I think there’s enough said about trying selling wing sauce through your web design and business consulting website.
I think it’s pretty clear that we’re in the wrong business when we’re competing with the designers who can also make their clients killer wings along with killer designs.