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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.

Cesar Chavez for Congress 2014 – An Example of Bad Web Design for June 10, 2014

June 10th, 2014 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: I was watching the Colbert Report tonight and he had a segment on a two-time loser GOP candidate in Arizona who changed his name from Scott Fistler to Cesar Chavez. Oh. He also changed his party affiliation to Democrat in a heavily Hispanic district. Colbert made fun of him for the usual reasons, one of which was the wannabe Congressman had pictures on his website of all these pro-Chavez marchers carrying signs saying things like “Viva Chavez,” which implies some kind of endorsement for Fistler-Chavez. Turns out the signs weren’t for him—or the real Cesar Chavez—but HUGO Chavez, the late socialist president of Venezuela.

You’ve said you hate all politicians, but this is just too much.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Too much for a politician? Hmm. That will be the day. For my foreign readers who may not be aware of the real Cesar Chavez, here’s a Wikipedia link.

Because he was found out, the Fistler-Chavez home page has changed. Luckily, The Arizona Capital Times website has a background story, a screen shot of the old Fistler-Chavez home page in question and a video I couldn’t get YouTube to load.

A website is supposed to be truthful. If it isn’t…well, you know the answer to that. This site wasn’t truthful. It isn’t even informative. His Google+ “About” page doesn’t really say anything. To say there’s too much white space is an understatement (something I’m not known for) and he’s got a damn globe for the background image.

Mr. Fistler-Chavez wants to have it both ways, but we have a saying here in America, “You can’t have your cake and eat it (too).” Or should I say, “Usted no puede tener su pastel y comérselo también” (according to Google Translate <grin>).

Here’s the newspaper’s screenshot of the old site

Here’s the current site for Cesar Chavez for Congress 2014

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