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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.

New Jersey State Fair – Bad Web Design Example for June 29, 2011

June 28th, 2011 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

Submitter’s comments: This site was done “professionally. It was designed to be maintained by a volunteer; not clear how that happens.

It has the most cumbersome navigation of any site I’ve ever come across (scrolling within a scrollable page? WTF!).

The organization’s logo looks like a knock-off from the Burger King breakfast menu. It takes a ridiculously long time to load, and for what? A crappy image map that isn’t clear at all.

If you can find useful information in less than five clicks, congratulations!

Vincent Flanders’ comments: The 1,489,362-byte image map takes a long time to load and the focal point is a cock rooster. That’s not the kind of cock rooster people want to wait to see load. If people have to wait that long, they want to see naked and/or dead bodies.

The subpage navigation is very strange. It consists of “scrollbars,” but they’re on the left side. I don’t think I’ve seen that before. The home link is the Rooster on the bottom right of the page. The bottom right? I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before, either. If you go to the Sponsors page and click on the Rooster, you’re not taken back to the home page, but you are taken to a weird looking error page. They’ll fix it, so here it is in all its glory.

New Jersey State Fair

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