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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.

Senator Ted Cruz – An Example of Bad Web Design for October 29, 2013

October 29th, 2013 2:02 am by Vincent Flanders

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Vincent Flanders’ comments: A few days ago, I anointed Healthcare.gov as The Worst Website of 2013. In the interest of bipartisanship, I’m nominating conservative Senator Ted Cruzes’ mobile website as the Daily Sucker. Why? Because the website is making the biggest mistake a mobile website can make: the navigation is not at the top, but at the bottom of the page.

While Senator Cruzes’ home page on a standard monitor wouldn’t make the Daily Sucker, the ruled line motif sucks. Still, I can live with it. On the other hand, his mobile website has one huge problem. Cruzes’ mobile website doesn’t have the menu at the top of the page, but at the bottom. Unless you have something to hide (would a U.S. Senator have anything to hide?) or you don’t want people to find the navigation because…well, you fill in the blanks…then it has to go at the top of the page.

Heck, even my soon-to-be-released-one-of-these-days-mobile website doesn’t make this mistake:

This doesn't suck

Having the navigation is the wrong place is one of the biggest mistakes you can make with your mobile website design.

Oh, I used “Cruzes'” after looking at several grammar websites. I’m not sure I like it or it’s right, but as one editor told me “I don’t care what you do as long as you do it every time.”

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