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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.

Marie Callender’s Meals – An Example of Bad Web Design for October 1, 2012

October 1st, 2012 12:12 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: Slow, difficult to navigate, missing items, pretty.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I didn’t find any missing items, but that doesn’t mean they’re not missing <grin>. I would change the submitter’s comment that the site was “slow” to read “very slow.” I could have cooked a meal by the time the second tab (One-Dish Entrees) loaded.

There are two other major, major problems:

1. Flash. Steve Jobs killed it. If you look at the site on a mobile device you get a bare-bones site that states, in hard-to-read text, “For a better experience, you’ll need to have JavaScript enabled and download Adobe Flash Player 10.” For a better experience, why don’t you make a mobile website I can use without Flash and JavaScript?

2. Image sliders / carousels. The article Don’t Use Automatic Image Sliders or Carousels, Ignore the Fad makes a persuasive case that they are “…a poor way of implementing home page content.”

Marie Callender’s Meals

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