Ugh: State of Florida’s website voted worst in the country

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The state of Florida, with its miles of coastline and sandy beaches, is certainly one of the most beautiful states in the union.  But the state of Florida’s official government website is the ugliest in country.  That according to a post on Design Shack, the writers of which took it upon themselves to rank the nation’s best and worst state government websites.

Coming in at #1 is Utah’s followed by Alabama’s, Colorado’s, and Georgia’s.  All of these sites are aesthetically-pleasing, photo-driven domains which look as sharp as they function.

The state of Florida’s, on the other hand, is a dog’s breakfast.  It is so bad, it has the writer wondering, ” if the entire web team simply died off a decade ago.”

Part of the issue as to why the official state site is so unattractive is because “it’s obvious that the Florida Governor’s Office is gobbling up the entire web design budget, leaving nothing left for the poor abandoned state site.”

The worst state government website…yet another failure to be blamed on Rick Scott.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.