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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.

Geral W. Sosbee vs FBI – Bad Web Design Example for September 14, 2011

September 13th, 2011 6:06 pm by Vincent Flanders

Submitter’s comments: Long first page with a jumble of sections and paragraphs meaning God-knows-what? No discernible navigation scheme? No discern able layout? Various fonts and colors used at whim? Many content pages different from each other? Lack of focus? Animations? Yes to all that and more! One glance and an attempt to figure it out makes me want to point to Gang Stalking World and say “See? Not sharing the consensus reality is no reason to avoid at least trying to make your web site less annoying.”

Vincent Flanders’ comments: In a battle between Sosbee and the FBI, I’m putting my money on the FBI. Some people call this type of website a loon website. I would classify it as an Over-the-Top Website.

The definition of an “Over the Top” industry is just like the definition of pornography — you know it when you see it. Over the Top sites generally deal with philosophy, religion, politics, end times, etc., but they’re generally not mainstream.

Actually, the scarier website is Gang Stalking World because it doesn’t look like a loon website—assuming it is one. A superficial look-see really can’t tell you much other than the site looks credible.

My favorite part of the home page is the graphic that says, “The fbi and cia regularly hack this site, deleting material or intentionally misspelling and changing words…” Damn. I wish I’d thought of that excuse when I screw up.

Even if Sosbee is 100% correct, no one is going to believe him because his site looks like it was created by someone with ADHD. And I know a thing or two about that.

Geral W. Sosbee vs FBI

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