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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.

Bill O’Neill – Bucks County’s “Voice of Reason” – Example of Bad Web Design for May 26, 2011

May 26th, 2011 3:03 am by Vincent Flanders

Submitter’s comments: Has to be the most visually offensive, color intensive and mind-blowingly ego-centric website that I have ever seen!

This is more than a rant site, but there is no evident means to respond to his thoughts and rants, except for comments and they appear to be disconnected. There is no email address, nor any phone number or address for snail mail.

He just lets it all hang out and evidently doesn’t seem to notice that the very design and color of the text will turn people off!

Anyhow, despite some obvious problems in communications, this website is the most visually jarring one I have seen in a very long time. Maybe you and yours will agree. I nominate it for the worst set of web pages in the new decade and hope we do not see any others that are worse! This site would seem very hard to beat to the bottom of the pile.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: It took a bit of time to find out what political position he wanted. I noticed he lost and was considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives. With a website as horrible as the one he has, he probably won’t get far. We could try and politely help him figure it out, but it seems that politeness is not going to work. We need to bring in the big guns—an inspirational message from my favorite preacher—the late, great Sam Kinison. (The link is TOTALLY NSFW. Instead of Sam’s solution to World Hunger, imagine he’s saying the following using the same tone of voice and decibel level):

If you want to become a $#%#$ congressman, make your $#%#$ website look like it belongs to a $#%#$ congressman! Go to the Congress Directory. Choose any $#%#$ congressman—here’s one I chose at random! Make your $#%#$ website look like his, %%#@5@5%!

OK, now go to YouTube, watch Sam in action and substitute the words above. Remember. NSFW. Here’s the link.

Bill O’Neill – Bucks County’s “Voice of Reason”

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