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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.

Rick Jones Pianos – An Example of Bad Web Design for April 5, 2013

April 5th, 2013 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: Supposedly the largest piano retailer on the East Coast.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: It’s comments like the above that confuse me. Why? The site sucks. Is the company successful because nobody sees their website, but the company has great word-of-mouth? Is the company successful because the website is so poorly designed, but it matches the expectations of their customers? Do they have great TV and other media campaigns? Would they be the biggest piano retailer in the world if they had a better looking website?

The tables, the borders, the centered text, the long home page, and images are resized in HTML or CSS (PageSpeed says that “Serving scaled images could save 3.1Mb [98% reduction] on the Testimonial Page).

It’s 1995-ugly.

Rick Jones Pianos

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