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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.

The Bombshell Manual of Style – MAY BE NSFW – An Example of Bad Web Design for September 10, 2012

September 10th, 2012 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: This website is for Laren Stover’s book, “The Bombshell Manual of Style,” and what a bomb it is. There is no navigation to speak of, you only progress forward through an incredibly annoying Flash with low-res graphics, and god help you if you need to return to a previous section because you’re going to need to drag all those panties off the screen and “walk” the little dog again.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I took the site’s Bombshell Test and answered 9 questions correctly, which makes me a bombshell with va-va voom to spare.

Flash is as dead as Steve Jobs

The above graphic demonstrates the major flaw of this site. It’s created in Flash. Flash is as dead as Steve Jobs. The graphics are poorly constructed and the site does nothing to make me want to explore further. If the site were created using HTML5 Canvas, we’d have designers wetting themselves over its brilliance. In Flash it sucks. Timing is everything.

The Bombshell Manual of Style

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Worst Websites of 2012 – Contenders for the Period January Through August

September 5th, 2012 3:03 am by Vincent Flanders

A bad website

It’s that time again. Actually, it’s way past time.

The year 2012 is shaping up to be one of the worst years for web design since…well, since last year. Maybe we should blame it on the Mayans. According to their calendar the world is supposed to end this December so maybe bad web design will end with it <grin>. I doubt it.

Worst Websites of 2012: January to March Contenders

I fixed the link below. Stupid freaking mistake. Worst Websites of 2012: April to August Contenders

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Techniche 2012 – An Example of Bad Web Design For September 4, 2012

September 4th, 2012 4:04 am by Vincent Flanders

A bad website

Submitter’s comments: Suggested sucky website.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I’ve never seen anything like the home page. Actually, it’s the strangest Splash Page I’ve ever seen. Scroll over the word “Techniche” and tell me you’ve seen this technique before today. The strangest part of this technique is that nothing is clickable. You have to click “Skip to the Main Website” to go to the content.

On the left side there’s a Mystery Meat Navigation menu and none of the symbols has, as far as I can tell, any relation to the topic. Oh. There’s more Mystery Meat at the top of the page.

The site is totally fouled up. By “totally fouled up” I mean…you know what I mean.


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