- Temple, Texas
The first thing I noticed is the very intrusive farmer’s market banner. I mean who wouldn’t. Also everything is Very Large. They have a list of 101 things to do which is always the best. Some highlights include: “Be a kid again at the Christmas Parade” and “Make tough decisions at Maggie Moo’s Ice Cream”. They’re really selling themselves here. The website is functional but also tourist friendly which I like.
7/10 for design
0/10 for using stock images without the watermark
2. Salado, Texas
Apparently this is Texas’ art city. The fonts on the website seem to tell me otherwise but… I guess it’s an official title. They have ghost tours. Always a big plus. Ghosts are the best. But I mean I should come out and say it. It’s a pretty ugly site. Yet it does have a charm to it’s ugliness.
10/10 for ghost tours
5/10 for design
3/10 for colors and font
3. Nolanville, Texas
Seems like a really uninteresting town. Could be wrong but that’s the impression their site gives. Just seems to be a generic website and a therefore a pretty generic town. I think their motto, “a great place to live” is perfect evidence for my theory. Their logo is impressively well designed. And so is the rest of their website.
10/10 for boringness
8/10 for design
4. Belton, Texas
There’s a video at the top of the page. That’s about the most exciting thing about this website. It’s boring. The color scheme is expected, everything about it is expected. But eh it’s functional.
8/10 for functionality
9/10 for boringness (the minus one is for the video)
5. Killeen, Texas
Not remarkably bad or good. Everything is accessible enough. Thing is they have a lot of content. Like a lot. Not enough pictures. The background and header are really 90’s. It’s what I would call a “90’s utilitarian” website. Functional but pretty ugly.
3/10 for design
10/10 for being 90’s
6. Harker Heights, Texas
It’s… a website. They have pet of the week which is the best. I wish my city had a pet of the week. Besides that it’s an overall reaction of eh. Their parks and recreation page is very bad! I am incredibly unimpressed. There’s a flash download button in their header so…
8/10 for being 90’s
2/10 for design
7. Troy, Texas
Oh man this one’s pretty bad. It has a papyrus-esque font right smack dab in the middle of the header in like pt 100. It’s something, that’s for sure. They have a lot of pictures which I do commend. It’s incredibly unusable as well. Their biggest event seems to be the farmers market. Yipee.
2/10 for being basically functional
2/10 for design
8. Morgan’s Point Resort, Texas
From what I can tell, this town peaked in the 1960’s. The website’s also pretty bad. It’s just a masterful disaster. Everything is so bad. The font, the logo, the header, the background, the functionality, the pictures. It’s a mess. I do believe this one has the same background as Killeen, Texas? If not its very, very, similar. It does say that all the city officials are volunteers so I’ll give them a break for that but still, really?
1/10 for design
7/10 for being a tourist city (points deducted because it doesn’t seem to be anymore)
9. Rogers, Texas
Oh man just when I thought it couldn’t get any worse, this gem appeared. It is just something special. There’s a blurry logo deeming it the best kept secret in Central Texas. They have pictures of silos and trains, and suspiciously low amounts of pictures of buildings. Not much else to say.
1/10 for design
3/10 for pictures of actual buildings
10. Ding Dong, Texas
The best name ever. No website though. It’s a disgrace to this wonderfully named place.
0/10 for having a website
0/10 for design