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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.

Abseiling Services – An Example of Bad Web Design for August 8, 2013

August 8th, 2013 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Submitter’s comments: It’s almost impossible to read anything on this site, due to the huge amount of grammatical (just try counting them and tell me you don’t lose track) and spelling mistakes (how many times can you misspell “people”). And really, a huge picture for the background?

Vincent Flanders’ comments: What scares me most about this website is the copyright notice:

This site from the future scares me.

If this website is really from the future, I’m scared sh*tless.

On the other hand, if this is just another of the ungodly number of typos and grammatical mistakes on the page, there’s hope for the Internet.

This website shows us the importance of having an editor. I’ve been very, very lucky in my writing career to have three really great editors — David Morgan Jones, Lee Ann Pickrell and Willem Knibbe. Unfortunately, I don’t have anyone editing my material now . English is my first language and I suspect that isn’t the case for whoever wrote the text for this site. If they speak English, then they don’t speak typing.

On the home page we have such amazing typos as:

soloution (2x)- peaple (2x) – withought – comparrison – transparrent – variarty – Sheme – efficant – uneeded – absoloute – may buissness – priciples (they also spelled it correctly) – Companys – emplees – sub contracters – dont

You’re welcome for the free proofreading. I’m not providing grammar checking because I’m not getting paid (and you can’t pay me because that’s a conflict of interest). I have a question. Did all the spelling checkers in all the million computer programs out there just die? Why didn’t anybody run this site through one of them?

There are at least 18 typos on the home page and God knows how many grammatical mistakes. Why would anyone do business with a company whose website is a joke? The only people who will be impressed by the home page are illiterate and that’s only because they can’t read.

Visit the site quickly. I’m sure it will be fixed. Of course, I have photos .

UPDATE: It was fixed over the weekend.

Screenshot of original home page
Screenshot of original “Services” page
Screenshot of original “About” page

Abseiling Services (The site is currently “fixed.”)

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