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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.

Mimarch – An Example of Bad Web Design for October 1, 2013

September 30th, 2013 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: This web page sucks.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Of course it sucks. I love this site because it belongs to an architectural / engineering company. We all know how much architectural websites suck.

This website is a classic. Scroll over the brown boxes and you’ll get the Carousel From Hell. Jakob Nielsen has an article about carousels that Mimarch should have read. Here are the details:

Designing Effective Carousels: Create a Fanciful Amusement, Not a House of Horrors

Carousels allow multiple pieces of content to occupy a single, coveted space. This may placate corporate infighting, but on large- or small-view ports, people often scroll past carousels. A static hero or integrating content in the UI may be better solutions. But if a carousel is your hero, good navigation and content can help make it effective

As I said earlier, in the world of carousels, Mimarch has the Carousel from Hell. In fact, it might even be seizure inducing.

The home page also has scrolling Mystery Meat Navigation, but clicking the graphics is a waste of time because nothing happens. Why? The home page has around 225 files and eats up 25Mb of bandwidth 25 megabytes!

The sub-pages have text that’s very difficult to read. I could go on but I’ve got to get up early and my tolerance for crappy web design can only take so much.


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