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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.

I Love A List Apart’s 5.0 Redesign Because I Can Read It, But – Comments for January 28, 2013

January 28th, 2013 2:02 am by Vincent Flanders

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Vincent Flanders’ comments: I love Alistapart’s new redesign because I can read the text since the text is large with plenty of contrast. The site is following the current trend of using large font sizes (which I’ve been advocating for years). It’s not perfect. If you read Comment #22 on the A List Apart 5.0 page (I can’t provide a direct link since the comments use Ajax), you’ll see alfred’s list of deficiencies. I can live with all of them. What I can’t live with is the effing logo. It’s cut in half!

In the 18 years I’ve been commenting about bad/horrible/mediocre/semi-ok web design, I’ve seen tons of awful logos. I’ve seen logos half-way down the page, too small to read, animated, sideways, using 15 colors, on the top-right side of the page, but I’ve never seen a logo like this from people who have forgotten 10x more than I’ll ever know about web design. Jeez. What’s wrong is the logo makes me think. What’s really wrong is the logo makes me think something is wrong with the site or the browser. It’s Mistake #1 from Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015. You’re getting in the way of the visitor. He’s noticing the design.

Oh. Everyone’s favorite site, Constellation 7, has a logo that’s outrageous and rainbow-colored, but you aren’t surprised by it because the rest of the home page has stunned you.

A List Apart 5.0 Redesign

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