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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.

MGBD Parts & Services – An Example of Bad Web Design for June 6, 2014

June 5th, 2014 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Submitter’s comments: This website belongs to a commercial operation selling mainly Rover P6 parts. There is a design theme of Vomit yellow and black (with added cyan, magenta and other colours reminiscent of Windows95).

Menu’s are on car icons that you can’t easily read. Scroll down and on the left is “Maria’s Art – The General” which is a secret menu button to attempt to sell someone—presumably family members—(pejorative term deleted) art work. Each page through the menus has no conformity, just varying themes of vomit yellow until you reach the Shop! – At last some resemblance of better design, but hang on – the logo at the top of the shop for MGBD is nothing like the logo (or lack of it) on the main pages!

At the bottom of the menus they’re also showing pictures of Rover P6s at cars shows they’ve been to, which does nothing for enhancing their brand. Clicking on the Classic Car Inspections menu link and they’ve even spelled the title wrong (“Inpsections”)

Surely they could improve their revenues with good website design and consistent branding … and just focusing on their business and not the ancillary distractions.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Hmm. I never found “Shop!” so I can’t judge the validity of the comments; however, there are lots and lots of problems. The one that drives me crazy is the content doesn’t fit on my 1200 px wide monitor. I have to scroll horizontally. There’s no consistency. Believe me, I know what a lack of consistency looks like because this site is pretty effing inconsistent. This page (The Daily Sucker) looks different from the home page and a lot of other pages. I probably have three or more different looks but, then again, this is Web Pages That SUCK—not Web Pages That DON’T SUCK.

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