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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.

ChesterTourist.com – Example of Bad Web Design for June 6, 2011

June 5th, 2011 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders

Submitter’s comments: How about a directory of hotels that dances across the screen so you can’t read it or access the information?

All written in tiny white lettering that frequently sits on top of a white area of photograph so that can’t be read either…Magnificent!

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Once again, my first question is, “Where’s the focus?” Because the navigational buttons have different colors, it keeps me from focusing on them and they’re also hard to read. I don’t see any “dancing” directories. I just see ugly web design.

A lot of text is hard to read because of the lack of contrast and the size of the type—it’s too small. I bet the site was designed on a laptop, which makes every element larger and easier to read.

As bad as the “More Hotels” may be, the home page is no slouch when it comes to sucking. In many ways, it’s even harder to read the text here than on the “More Hotels” page. Plus, you generally sit closer to your laptop’s screen than you do to your monitor on the desk.

ChesterTourist.com – More Hotels

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