Web Development

Take a break: Web design humor

Web design can be challenging, frustrating, and complicated, but everyone can use a little comic relief. Here's a page that "Geocities-izes" any website. Share your favorite web design humor resources.

While we've all run across website designs that are unintentionally funny, some people are hard at work to make you laugh on purpose. One site that a colleague sent to me today is a funny idea from the writer/designer of a humor blog called Wondertonic.

The Geocities-izer page allows you to type in a URL and automatically Geocities-ize it! It might be fun to see that slick, sophisticated new design of yours rendered as a Geocities page -- or just take one of your favorite websites for a spin to see how it looks. If you're prone to seizures, however, be careful. All the flashing whirligigs might be dangerous.

I thought it would also be an opportunity to share your favorite humor or satire blogs, tumblrs, and websites that are geared to web designers and developers. Here's an example from the Onion on the all-consuming issue of font selection.

Have any favorites that always are good for a chuckle? Feel free to add them in the comments below or include a link to one of those unintentionally funny web designs that you've run across recently.


Selena has been at TechRepublic since 2002. She is currently a Senior Editor with a background in technical writing, editing, and research. She edits Data Center, Linux and Open Source, Apple in the Enterprise, The Enterprise Cloud, Web Designer, and...


That's funny. Too bad it puts that image at the bottom, I'd send this to our IT and tell em something is wrong with our site. It put devil heads next to the presidents comments on our site... hilarious. I think there are only 3 themes, change the theme in the address bar. content.php?theme=[b]3[/b]&music=10&url=


OMG! I remember those days.... don't laugh, that's actually how I got interested in the first place...I just new there had to be a better way.

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