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Sites featured in articles like Worst Websites of 2010 often are redesigned, which explains why some sites mentioned in my articles don't match their current look. The Daily Sucker features current examples of bad web design which haven't been fixed (yet).

If you see a site that you think sucks, email the URL to me. No personal pages (personal pages are supposed to reflect the individual's personality and artistic freedom) or web site designers (it would look like a conflict of interest), or others of their ilk.

If I think there's some merit to your selection, I may post it along with some commentary. If you know of a site that qualifies, let me know.

WorldTruth.TV – An Example of Bad Web Design for August 20, 2015

August 19th, 2015 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Vincent Flanders’ comments: For some reason, some Facebook friends post items from WorldTruth.TV and I’m always confused. Is this site just another The Onion? In the good old days, you could tell if this was a crazy, over-the-top website spewing its own brand of silliness. Not so easy to tell today.

This site makes one huge silly mistake. Text is centered in articles. Seriously. There have been billions of research studies showing that centered text is the hardest way to read text. Why are they centering the text? Show me a Fortune 200,000 company who uses justified text. Why not? Because people won’t take you seriously.

This is an easy mistake to correct. I hope they do. Then I’ll have to try to figure out what kind of a website I’m looking at.

WorldTruth.TV

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Natural History Museum – An Example of Bad Web Design for August 18, 2015

August 17th, 2015 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Vincent Flanders’ comments: I’m trying to keep up with my four-year-old grandson’s interests – right now it’s dinosaurs. So I’m on my iPad looking for info and there’s a link to a video. I click the link and I’m given a page that says I need to download Flash. The problems are A. The page needs Flash capabilities to play. B. They didn’t set their site up to know when visitors were using an iOS device and didn’t have Flash. C. They didn’t make their video play on all major devices.

I tried to find the exact link to the page, but it seems to be offline. I can only hope they’re fixing the problem.

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Halvdan – An Example of Bad Web Design for July 30, 2015

July 29th, 2015 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitters’ comments: Look at this site! This site will represent the viking world!
I have never ever seen something as ugly as this.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: It wouldn’t take a lot of effort to clean up the site. Lose the background, fix the text size, learn about leading and create paragraphs where they’re needed.

Halvdan

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Body Jewellery Shop – Labret Studs Page – An Example of Bad Web Design for June 29, 2015

June 29th, 2015 12:12 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitters’ comments: Found this on reddit. Try to scroll – it doesn’t work! You have to use the arrow keys.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Hmm. The arrow keys don’t do anything when I try to use them. This no-scroll mistake is easily fixed – and should have been easily avoided in the first place. A much bigger issue involves the fact that the page fails Google’s Mobile-Friendly Test. And WebPageTest.org isn’t thrilled with the page. It gets a grade of “C” for “First Byte Time” for the 1.472Mb page size and 8.66 second total load time. It’s interestng that the word “jewellery” has two “l’s” in it.

Body Jewellery Shop – Labret Studs Page

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Irish Self Builder – An Example of Bad Web Design for June 18, 2015

June 17th, 2015 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitters’ comments: I was gathering some info on the topic of buying vs building a house when I came across this monstrosity. Seriously! Animated GIFs, tables for layout! Jeez! My eyes hurt!

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Well, Google is going to hate this site. It’s not mobile friendly, its PageSpeed score is 65/100 for Mobile User Experience and 70/100 for mobile speed. Hasn’t the owner of the site ever seen another website? Ever?

Irish Self Builder

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