Couldn’t agree more Amanda! All too often, many sites/companies try to make their pages/site as flashy as possible. Yet, the underlying code behind the scenes is atrocious! I know the form over function mindset is popular, but it’s a major reason we are having such a problem with malicious, wide-spread virus and malware attacks. And, said short-comings also lead to site crashes, scripting errors, etc.
And moreover, I would add that all companies need to take a note or two from this post. Not only are many/most sites poorly coded, but almost all tech products are poorly made. Doesn’t matter these days if you pay hundreds per gadget. Chances are that said expensive gadget was just as poorly thrown together as the cheapest junk.