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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.

Village of Crestwood – An Example of Bad Web Design for September 26, 2012

September 26th, 2012 5:05 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: Found a website that I thought could be a strong contender. Love the gear shaped “oo”s in the name “Crestwood.”

I don’t know why a minivan is for sale on the front of a municipal website. Additionally, the bottom of the page says ” NOTE: This site is not officially associated with the Village of Crestwood. DJM Technologies is funding this project independently…” They are, however, soliciting new ideas for the village’s website and “If you would like to support my efforts in creating the Village of Crestwood web site feel free to make a contribution.”

To make matters even better, I called the village (for a work-related matter) and was told by the person who answered the phone that the offices were closed and that I couldn’t speak to anyone during non-business hours. Why she answered the phone, I don’t know.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: There’s a lack of contrast between the text and the background, which makes the text hard to read; however, the real problem is the “site” is just a bunch of links to other community websites. Speaking of community websites, if you want to see a site that really sucks, try the Crestwood Fire Department.

Village of Crestwood

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