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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.

Thunder Island – An Example of Bad Web Design for May 8, 2012

May 7th, 2012 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: The home page is merely the beginning. Different backgrounds for each page? Check. Text that doesn’t fit inside the table cells? Check. Text as logo? Double check. Text as logo that doesn’t fit in the header, and ends up covering over most of the first set of links? Triple check. Eye-hurting backgrounds on some pages? Check again.


Animated GIFs that serve no purpose? Check. Boring page? Check. Pick a font and stick with it please dear benevolent God why me? Check.

Anything else? Probably check.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I noticed that the ZIP LINE page states this attraction is coming in the 2012 season and that we should “(Check our website and Facebook for updates)” Uh…I’m on your web page.

We also have underscored text that isn’t actually a link and some pages mix flush-left and centered text. On the plus side, the text is large enough you can read it, unless the page color is too bright, like the Prices page.

The site gets a FAIL for mobile.

Thunder Island

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