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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.

South Cafe – An Example of Bad Web Design for October 10, 2012

October 10th, 2012 5:05 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: The South Cafe in darkest Cornwall asks the visitor to ‘discover a hidden gem.’ Having discovered broken links from Bing maps and Trip Advisor, I found that www.south-cafe.co.uk isn’t quite dead – you just have to know to type www.south-cafe.co.uk/South_main.swf to get any content. Flash only content (which scales to fit the window, no matter how ridiculous the result) is bad enough: but no index page? A great way to stay hidden, indeed.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: If there’s one thing every restaurant would kill for is to keep their restaurant from being found by search engines and visitors. I went to Google UK and searched for the site. The only non-restaurant review links I found were for www.south-cafe.co.uk and here’s what you get when you click that link.

Since it’s Flash-based, the site is useless on mobile. The “Menus” page’s own menu is difficult to read even though the text is large.

South Cafe

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