The Web changes at a remarkable rate, and most websites are usually slow to adopt new standards and innovative design techniques. The reason is simple. Creating a new website often costs money and always takes time, both of which are in short supply these days.
Nevertheless, websites originally created in 1999 should not still look like they did back then. At some point, it is time to move on, even if the new design is a simple template developed by someone else. There are plenty of poor design techniques, some of them more recent than others, but the following are seven that should have died a long time ago.