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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.

Cinco Plastics – Example #1 of bad web design for Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 15th, 2011 7:07 pm by Vincent Flanders

Submitter’s comments: I love the repeated green ‘leaf’ pattern in the navigation area. The two links deemed to deserve the little red ball decoration are ‘Home’ and, of course, ‘Unmatched Stability’. Also, what more does a customer need to know about the ‘Tree Waterer’ besides what the packaging looks like?

Vincent Flanders’ comments: What I love most is the tree stand graphic to the right. They’ve taken a 1.34Mb graphic that’s 2550 x 3300 pixels and scaled it down to 530 x 712 pixels. I don’t know if they think that changing their height= and width= attributes of the IMG tag would also change the physical size of the file but, as we all know, it doesn’t. I ran it through Adobe Fireworks and got the file down to around 63Kb. They make the same mistake on other pages.

The rest of the site is as the submitter commented. It would be nice to read the links on something other than a laptop.<grin> Oh, for some reason the links don’t work on my iPhone.

Cinco Plastics

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