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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.

Business Insider on the iPad – An Example of Bad Web Design for April 16, 2014

April 15th, 2014 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Submitter’s comments: Total waste of time. Never mind the click-bait aspect. The site owners are obviously only into the ad-grab not information as the name implies. So much is trying to load it regularly crashes. This is after waiting through ads that regularly lock up the screen. The result is you wait again. Read through half the page….crash. Wait, reload, crash. Lol!

This site says it is one of the top business-related websites as measured by traffic.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I belong to the camp that really likes Business Insider. Heck, I even share some of their stories on my Facebook page. In the past, there have been problems with their mobile app. They’ve fixed the biggest problem: tapping the back button caused the home page to reload instead of going back to where your story was located. There are a lot of articles whose connection to business is tenuous, at best, but I visit the site 2-3 times per day.

I don’t doubt the crashing and locking up problems still occur on some devices. Not sure which. Why I made it a sucker is the repeating stories. This happens when you’re finished reading an article and hit Back. It’s sporadic so it’s not completely reproducible when you want to show it. This screenshot (1.36Mb) shows three stories that were repeated on the home page.

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