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Many studies show that you get less than one second to persuade your new visitor to stay on your site. Imagine that: just one second!

Have you ever come across a site design that has made you LOL for hours willing to share it with your friends? And we don’t mean that the company’s business is funny, or that some website elements are wrong. No, it’s the whole design that looks like it has come from the 90s. That’s the real source of inspiration for bad website design tops like this one.

Our deep research has borne its fruits: check out these 21 bad websites 2021 that will show how you shouldn’t make a website!

Differences Between Good and Bad Web Design

  • good navigation (easy to understand)
  • good color scheme
  • visually appealing interface
  • clean layout

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Bad Website Examples

Penny Juice – bad design examples

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: https://www.pennyjuice.com

Penny Juice is the first one in our list of bad interface design examples – a site, that has failed to achieve any website goals, be it intuitive navigation, attractive design, or a clear description of an offered product.

The first shocking thing you notice when you land on the website is a messy rainbow of vivid colors. The layout lacks clear navigation: you cannot get to the other website pages unless you scroll down every page.

Blinkee website – bad design example

Blinkee ugly web design example

Visit the website: https://blinkee.com

Blinkee is about selling glowing and blinking things – that’s the deal! But, unfortunately, it is the only thing you clearly understand at a glance.

The concept of various things, blinking on the dark background is OK, but the execution is nothing but annoying. All these products are flashing while you are trying hard to find answers.

There are many other crucial issues that make Blinkee website one of the worst websites, so we want to pay attention to these moments:

  • The product images are just too small (while they have to be in the focus of the user’s attention).
  • Everything is so animated here that the whole design may cause seizures.
  • The color scheme is the real problem: you have to read the text against the black background.
  • The website frames are also a problem: one on the left encloses the text while the one on the right is just hollow.

You can find all the product categories on the right: when you click on any of them, sometimes you get to another page with the detailed product info, but sometimes you land on another webpage, that encloses all the products from the category, which is pretty user-hostile.

Arngren website

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples
TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://arngren.net

Some resources can be good and bad website examples at the same time, but we can’t say that about Arngren website.

This Norwegian classified site denies all the existing rules of contemporary web design! Remember the awful yellow pages that were popular in the 90s, with the ads fighting for tiny space of the page. Now, you see a similar design, brought to life in 2018.

Reasons for listing the website in bad design category:

  • Incorrect color usage.
  • Poor navigation.
  • Tiny and even confusing typography.
  • The absence of a clear message about the business.
  • Random use of colors.

Great Dreams bad designed website

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.greatdreams.com

Great Dreams website is a giving you a combo of text color and background and that makes the content nearly unreadable. Especially when the text size is that tiny.

You land on the main page, that is too long and too dull to get to its bottom, reflecting an ugly design. Just look at this weird top message saying: «please refresh your page to get the latest issue»!

But the most important issue is that the website has no clear theme. It looks like this all-in-one site pretends to be an advanced online encyclopedia!

Scroll down and you will notice that the webpage width has changed – this must be the pure magic. So is the mad choice of colors in different parts of this website.

Pacific Northwest X-Ray Inc.

bad desigbed website example

Visit the website: http://www2.pnwx.com

One of the most striking bad websites of 2018, Pacific Northwest hardly explains what their service is – and that’s the first mistake they have made.

The website text and background colors are conflicting. It is really difficult to read the content because of the absence of anti-aliasing, and the web page text has no paddings or appropriate white space.

Reasons for listing the website in bad design category:

  • Bad typography with poor readability.
  • Font colors don’t match with the website design.
  • Lacks proper calls to action. There is only a phone number that too at the bottom.
  • Flash is dead.

Suzanne Collins’ books website

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.suzannecollinsbooks.com

Even if you are fond of Suzanne Collins work («Hunger Games» make many people crazy), you will be disappointed with her website.

The first thing is that the user has to zoom in the webpage to 200% to make the content readable. When you zoom it back, you get everything moving to the outer screen edges. That’s how we’re supposed to use white space.

Try clicking on any book, and nothing happens – and that’s the best example of a missed opportunity. Try clicking on «Works» section and you will land on the same screen with the books, awards & reviews, but you will find no descriptions there.

Go down to the bottom of the webpage and you will find the list of online stores for buying the author’s books. But if you hit the link, instead of getting on the author’s webpage with the book you look for, you will land on the store’s home page. Another missed opportunity.

Bavarian Brathouse ugly web design example

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://bavarianbrathaus.info

Remember your first kid’s drawings? Now you have a chance to see something similar on the website.

The design of this site looks just like the street walls back in the 80s! A brick-like background doesn’t have any parallax effect, and the boring graphics make Bavarian Brathouse website a striking example of bad mobile websites.

Reasons for listing the website in bad design category:

  • Lack of a pleasing aesthetic design.
  • Poor navigation.
  • Overload with left side copy without an adequate, clear message.
  • Dull graphics that don’t comply with the company’s business value.
  • No CTA!

Bella De Soto’s ugly website design example

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.bellads.info

Every time you enter the website, you get a feeling that these guys tried to put everything they had on one page.

What else brings this site to the top of bad websites? Even if you zoom out to 20%, you won’t see the whole huge image below. There are so much different content and so many low-quality images on the main page that you get dizzy.

Besides, the homepage is too long and wide, so you have to scroll it horizontally and vertically to find the info you’re looking for.

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Antique Bottle Collectors Resource

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.mrbottles.com

One of the worst websites on the Web, Antique Bottle Collectors has lots of issues…

Reasons for listing the website in bad design category:

  • The color of the text constantly changes, making your head spin.
  • The images are randomly put in different places without any order or formatting.
  • User-hostile navigation.
  • Too much content, which you don’t really want to read.

Patimex ugly web design

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.patimex.com

Patimex is a great addition to our list of ugly websites – at first, you see plenty of jittery graphics that you need to zoom in and out and they always get out of the screen frames.

Reasons for listing the website in bad design category:

  • The webpage text is fading in & out, but that’s not the worst thing on this site.
  • Then you notice the tiny musical note telling you that there is music playing on the webpage… And this crazy country music, along with the awful animation of a devil grilling his infernal majesty on a BBQ made us feel sorry for human beings.
  • The pulsating Patimex logo is another thing that can riddle a web designer: why would a logo attract attention if you can’t even click on it?

The website navigation works fine, and that’s probably the only thing that is OK on the Patimex website.

Rudgwick Steam & County Show

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.rudgwicksteamshow.co.uk

This company’s site can stand out even from our top of bad websites. This is the greatest selection of an awful design that you have seen. When you land on the website, you have no idea where to start from, you just get confused.

Reasons for listing the website in bad design category:

  • Links on navigation doesn’t work.
  • Random use of colors that give negative vibes.
  • Lacks a clear picture of the website.
  • Large meaningless graphics

The greeting message lacks a clear sense and meaning. The whole site looks like a list!

The lack of user-friendly navigation or readability adds to your bad impression. By the way, the links in the navigation menu do not work!

Tag Team Signs – bad website

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.tagteamsigns.net/

If you want to feel irritated, welcome to this website. A lot of annoying elements are here: playing music without your permission; the beginning of the really ugly animation; slow to load; unavailability on mobile devices and finally just boring web design.

Headhunter Hair Styling

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: https://www.headhunterhairstyling.com/

What is terrible about this website?

Headhunter Hair Styling is very basic and slow to load like almost all these websites from this list. Hope you understand one important thing about bad websites: not only bad design is responsible for the failure.

First, make your website perfect from the technical side: minimize java scripts and frameworks, compress images, and try not to overload the web code.

Electrifying Times

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://electrifyingtimes.com/

I think this website was made like a doorway. Doorways are sites or pages created to rank high for specific search queries. They are bad for users because they can lead to multiple similar pages in user search results and hinder usability.

Mednat.org – bad website

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.mednat.org/

Mednat.org website is a hodge-podge of items that don’t really go together. We doubt that you will understand its purpose when you land on it. And that’s only one of the problems.

Main issues of the website:

  • small font size,
  • no structure (there are no logical website sections),
  • wall of content (one page contains enough text to fill 20 pages),
  • no mobile responsiveness,
  • spam text (numerous links to Wikipedia),
  • bad usability.

Where To Eat

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: https://www.where2eat.com/

The website shows how the lack of consistency results in poor user experience, thereby dropping conversion. The problems are countless

Ling’s Cars

bad websites example : weblium

Visit the website: https://www.lingscars.com/

Ling’s Cars website looks a bit weird. It contains a lot of GIFs both with the owner, Mrs. Ling and with her cars and bikes. Her business is oriented for long-term car rents, starting with 9 months of exploitation of a car. She works for the UK and it seems, that she is quite popular. Possibly, this popularity is no merit of the website.
Let’s turn to this website and check how it looks. Well, the color scheme here is psychedelic and bright. For these reasons, it is tough to be on this website for long.
We have to admit, the navigation is fine. It leads to different required pages and doesn’t provoke any difficulties.
The issue is in these colors and content. Brightness makes texts unreadable, the photos mix with GIFs, videos and the offerings. Check this website yourself and find other flaws, to avoid.

Yale University School of Art

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://art.yale.edu/

The website of the School of Art represents this structure as a whole. We kept an eye on this website, and noticed some differences with it: today it is less psychedelic, but they still have plenty of other work to do.

Need to mind – these corridors are moving inside, like tunnels.
Yale University post here announcements for the future exhibitions, achievements of their professors and students, etc.

The website contains the sign in form and a calendar of events at Yale University. This is useful for students and those who are interested in art and would like to join any discussions.
On the left side, we can see a navigation bar with certain sections. Each one of these pages contains GIFs on the background and texts in the frameі of a different color.

The website doesn’t have a security certificate (the https beginning on the link), although it collects personal data of the students of the faculty (the list of them is in the Current Students tab). Also, it allows you to sign into the news of the faculty, and again your data is not protected.

Responsive design is missing, too. So the students and the others struggle when it comes to using this website on a mobile device or a tablet.

EFW

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.everyfuckingwebsite.com/

This one-page website is designed to critique and laugh at the ordinary, acceptable and standard ways for organizing space on a website.
It contains the welcome block, about us section, additional info, and sign-up form. These are minimal contents for a website for any purposes, like sells, advertising, portfolio website, etc.
To be honest, this website doesn’t really have any significant flaws, its navigation is flawless because it is a one-pager, and it contains a navigation bar as an adjunct. It also contains social networks buttons, which is great for any website like this.
On another hand, this website represents the owner’s position on website building process and requirements. Thus, we nominate it for a bad website, because it may hurt your feelings:) Be careful.

Budgets are sexy

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.budgetsaresexy.com/

This website looks ok. It is not as bad, like some others from our list. But it has certain flaws, which we think are crucial for landing a good website for long and successful interaction with your customers/ clients/ readers.

Reasons for the nomination on bad design category: need to apply some changes to the color scheme, now it looks monotonous, the background of the buttons is disconnected with the color of the text.
Navigation: easy for an experienced user only. For newbies, the website structure is not intuitive
Grey logos of the magazines look like out-of-work URLs
Responsive design – no.

Historian of the future

TOP 21 Bad Website Examples

Visit the website: http://www.historianofthefuture.com/

Look at this dark but bright website. Maybe, this historian of the future predicts the new fashion on web-design in the nearest future. Because for now, this turns any attention away. Acid colors, signs, GIFs and photos of low quality are not really connected to each other. They only distract a visitor’s eye.
The website is not even adapted for the desktop screens, it leaves free black space on the right but fills it a little more when moving to the page with the personal achievements of the Historian.
Investigate this website, check what irritates you the most, or you may find some features for sarcastic usage on your pages.

To name a few issues:

  • inconsistent font size and style,
  • the badly developed color palette, where images and text simply don’t match,
  • visuals remind of 90’s web design,
  • navigation issues – it takes a lot of effort to get to other pages,
  • lists of unrelated items – types of cuisine are mixed with advantages and facilities, while they don’t really go together,
  • there’s no clear call-to-action, so a visitor won’t know what to do on the page,
  • you don’t understand what a website is for since there’s no proper first screen or cover.
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15 Web Developer Portfolio List ✯✯✯✯✯ in September 2021

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15 Web Developer Portfolio List ✯✯✯✯✯ in September 2021

Design portfolios to Inspire You!

➡ Where can I find good Ideas?
➡ Where to get Inspiration?
➡ Where can I ask a Question?
➡ Where can I hire Developers for my App Idea?
➡ Tips to make own HOT Portfolio

Where to find Website Developer:

  • Upwork is a marketplace for freelancers. Highly recommended for web developers.
  • Clutch List of Web Development Company with truthful Reviews.
  • Freelancer is a marketplace for all types of freelance positions, including web designers, graphic designers, etc.
  • Fiverr is the largest freelance services marketplace.
  • Craigslist worldwide job-board to find graphic designers.
  • How To Find a Good Web Designer?
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1. Sharon Yi

When you scroll through Sharon Yi’s portfolio you immediately get a sense of her personality through the playful color palette and addition of emojis. Sharon is currently working at Indigo as a Front-End Developer and the projects section on her website showcases the interactive and creative web development work that she’s capable of!

Coming from a background in design, I love creating pages where I’m able to actually create enjoyable interactions and experiences for everyone! And with Juno’s education and support, I’m now able to truly call myself a Front-End Developer who is currently working at Indigo!

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➡ Load Web Portfolio Example or Looking TOP Promo Websites.

2. Rafael Caferati

Caferati.me

What Rafael does: Full Stack Web Developer and UI/UX Javascript specialist.
Type: Private. Location: London, England

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Rafael`s Portfolio

Where can i find Portfolio Template to Showcase my Skills and Get dream tech job?

More than 50 Fresh Templates for creative personal web development portfolios:

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3. Robin Mastromari

Robin Mastromarino

Expert in: UI / UX Designer at HETIC
Type: Private. Location: Paris

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4. Ian Lunn

ianlunn.co.uk

Expert in: Producing HQ responsive websites and exceptional UX
Type: Private. Location: Devon, UK

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5. Timmy O’Mahony

timmyomahony.com

What Timmy does: Full-Stack Web & Software Development
Type: Private. Location: Dublin, Ireland.

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6. Pierre Nel

pierre.io

Expert in: UX/UI Design, full-stack development
Type: Private. Location: London, UK
Star Trek Fan

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7. Richard Hill

Richard-hill.org.uk

About: creative freelance digital designer
Type: Private. Location: Leeds, UK

Day rate is £450

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8. Ben Adam

benadam.me

a Designer / Front End Developer
Type: Privat. Location: Tempe, AZ, USA
Currently not accepting freelance work.

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9. Daniel Fischer

www.danielfischer.com

Expert in: Pocket CTO for Project
Type: Private. Location: San Francisco, California

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10. Kay Evans-Stocks

Kay Evans-Stocks is a creative developer and graphic designer that’s passionate about building digital experiences that nurture community, inclusivity, and knowledge. For each project she’s worked on, Kay’s taken the time to put the spotlight on the organization she worked with, while highlighting the project goals. When you browse her portfolio you immediately get a feel for her creative design approach and the work that she’s capable of!

I am a creative designer and developer, who aims to work with small businesses and marginalized communities to bring their passions to life. I offer both design and development services of web applications or websites!

Expert in: Design Engineer at Tucows
Type: Private.
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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* Marek Kaleta currently out of order

MrkPortfolio.pl

Expert in: digital/graphic design, UI/UX
Type: Private. Location: Warshaw, Poland

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Bonus: WordPress Developers Portfolio:

* Emily Ridge

www.emilyridge.ie

Expert in: custom WordPress developer and designer
Type: Private. Location: Salthill, Galway, Ireland

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Front End Developers Portfolio:

* Jack Jeznach (Awwwords Winner)

JacekJeznach.com

What he does: front-end and WordPress development

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Mees Verberne

https://meesverberne.com/

What he does: creative front-end development and design

Mees Verberne

Describing himself as a highly-creative, front-end developer and designer, Mees Verberne makes use of glitching, to give the site some extra character. He also uses banded gradients that give the look of a gentle lighting.


UI Developers Portfolio:

* Matt Farley

mattfarley.ca

Expert in: UX/UI and front-end development
Type: Private. Location: Abbotsford, British Columbia.

15 Web Developer Portfolio List ✯✯✯✯✯ in September 2021

* Adham Dannaway

What he does: UX/UI Designer & FB Developer — adhamdannaway.com

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Disclaimer

Really feel the inspiration for starting a career in the field of web development, only at your own risk. If you could not find inspiration from the portfolios above, pay attention to such resources.

How to Increase your Website Designer Offers? Just add your portfolio to this list here (fee is 5 EUR)!

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The best tool for A/B tests for UI or CRO

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The best tool for A/B tests for UI or CRO

I have two points for which I occasionally try to be persecuted:

  1. If you don’t know which tool to choose, then choose any tool. And this is most likely Google Optimize.
  2. You don’t need to know the under-the-hood math of A/B testing. Look at the tool’s “Win/Lose” messages.

https://optimize.google.com/optimize/home/

The best tool for A/B tests for UI or CRO

So why do I think that?

  1. If you don’t know which tool to choose, chances are you have no or very little experience in A/B testing. To get that same experience, it’s important to start as soon as possible.
  2. If you don’t know which tool to choose, it means you have no requirements for the tool. If there were real requirements, a simple comparison of functionality would quickly solve the problem. And if there are no requirements, then anything will do.
  3. Knowing the under-the-hood math will help if you write your tool from scratch. In other cases, it’s practically useless: you can’t change the Google Optimize algorithm(s) and/or other tools.

It seems like picking the best tool and figuring out the under-the-hood math is very, very right. The devil lies in the definition of “right.” I insist that speed of motion (start early) is more important in most cases. In that time, you will have time to do more and get better results than that gain from a better tool and knowledge of math.

Run experiments whose wins will be reported to you by accounting, not by the analytics system.

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CodeIgniter 4: Build a Complete Web Apps from Scratch

Codeigniter is a popular PHP-based web application platform for building high-quality web apps, websites, content management systems, and e-commerce stores.

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CodeIgniter 4: Build a Complete Web Apps from Scratch

Web development has progressed significantly as a result of the widespread use of mobile devices and the digitization of industries, and specific solution-based application development has become a requirement of the hour. Developing multi-device supporting solutions that are reliable, scalable, and stable has become the most in-demand service in today’s world.

PHP is an open-source scripting language among developers because of its ease of use. To put it another way, the PHP framework supports the creation of a simple platform for companies and entrepreneurs to build seamless web applications. This framework enables developers to use pre-built modules rather than writing repetitive code, saving time and allowing for a shorter development cycle, resulting in faster app development.

Best-in-class coding practices and development procedures are included in the PHP framework, which aids in the coordination and protection of the process. 

CodeIgniter and its various aspects

CodeIgniter is a website-building framework based on the PHP programming language. It’s a completely free framework to use. It features several advantages such as easy to upload and operate your website.

Codeigniter is a perfect solution for those who want to build projects from scratch without the need of installing any other software on their machine.

If you know PHP, CodeIgniter will facilitate your work. It comes with a multitude of libraries and assistants. If you build a site from the ground up, CodeIgniter will save you a lot of time. Furthermore, a CodeIgniter website development is safe, as it can prevent a variety of website-based attacks.

CodeIgniter is a lightweight PHP framework for developers who want to develop complete, simple, elegant Web applications. CodeIgniter is a technology institutional document developed by EllisLab and is a British Columbia Institute project.

A developer may choose to master one or more of the frameworks mentioned above, but the one that is the most current in terms of market dynamics and demand should be prioritized over the others. See the benefits and disadvantages of using CodeIgniter website development.

Advantages of CodeIgniter website development

CodeIgniter is a PHP MVC framework that allows developers to quickly create full-featured dynamic applications. The MVC (Model-View-Controller) architecture of CodeIgniter helps create multiple processes of the development cycle simultaneously with successful design, with a variety of libraries and packages enabling linking databases to perform diverse operations such as file uploads, session management, email sending, and more.

MVC Architecture

The MVC (Model-View-Controller) framework is used by CodeIgniter to create website designs. MVC is an architecture or design model used in the development of websites. The design structure is divided into three parts, as the name suggests, allowing for easy customization.

  • Model – The model, which is in charge of data management, establishes the base layer.
  • View – The data would be then forwarded to the receiver.
  • Controller – The controller’s role is to keep all of the previous levels’ links on the same page.

Form Validations

The form validation feature is critical in web application development. It allows you to capture and file data in the appropriate format. It also makes the job of developers much easier and more enjoyable. The CodeIgniter system makes custom validation easy, and it comes with a number of built-in type validations, making it unsuitable for scripts.

Inbuilt Security Tools

In PHP CodeIgniter website development facilities, excluding slashes when recovering data from the database is a common practice. Due to built-in security tools, these patches are interpreted in default settings. When feeding to a query, these default settings fix the database problem by disabling the runtime guidelines for magic quotes. Thanks to these useful features, the CodeIgniter website development process is quick and easy for developers.

Error Handling

During the CodeIgniter website development process, developers who use the CodeIgniter web application development framework may find it easier to access error reports. The framework also supports the saving of debugging messages as text files with error logging class instructions. This feature is extremely useful for programmers.

Database Caching Class

The following easy steps can be found for the cache. Reduce loading by storing text file queries.

  • Build a writeable directory on the server that stores and saves cache files
  • Set the path to the cache folder in the application/config/database.php file
  • You can turn on the caching function globally or manually in the application/config/databank.php file.

Since CodeIgniter has a simple integration feature, cutting-edge web applications developed with it can help businesses all over the world, making it the most preferred web platform for developers.

How to find a skilled team to outsource Codeigniter development?

Codeigniter is a popular open-source PHP web application framework. It’s a powerful and flexible tool for experienced programmers, but it’s also a great option for beginners.

In this section there are some tips on how to find codeigniter developers:

You should look into their online portfolio and check the quality of their projects as well as the number of projects that they have done in the past. You can also ask them about what type of freelance jobs they prefer, or if they prefer working with one company or multiple clients at once.

Conclusion

Codeigniter framework is a popular PHP-based web application platform for building high-quality web apps, websites, content management systems, and e-commerce stores. The framework combines a highly immersive interface with a collection of simple tools to make it ideal for developers. Codeigniter is a common option due to additional features such as simplicity, versatility, and security. If you want to have a smart and vibrating web application, you should use CodeIgniter website development

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