Web Pages That Suck - learn good web design by looking at bad web design


Worst Websites of the Year

Worst Websites of the Year: 2012-2005

bad websites are like sinking shipsWorst Websites
of 2012

Worst Websites of 2011

Worst Websites of 2010

Worst Websites of 2009

Worst Websites of 2008

Worst Websites of 2007

Worst Websites of 2006

Worst Websites of 2005

Daily Dose of Bad Design (Daily Sucker)

Current Examples of Bad Web Design Presented Daily (direct link)

Bad Web Design

Overview (direct link)

Good Web Design

Web Design Checklists


opens in new window
My Google + Page

subscribe to my rss feed
Subscribe to RSS feed

Follow me on Twitter
Follow me on Twitter


Everything Else

The Daily Sucker - Current examples of bad web design

The Daily Sucker

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.

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy – An Example of Bad Web Design for July 29, 2014

July 28th, 2014 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Submitter’s comments: Though many government websites probably don’t have money to invest in web design, The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy website is particularly bad. I’ve taken a preliminary class in HTML and wonder if I could do better.

Be sure to check out the “What’s New” section with the flashing rainbow NEW after every item listed. Thousands of Pharmacy Technicians and Pharmacists have to access this website every year to renew their licenses and I keep hoping this site will get an overhaul.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Yes, I’m sure you can do better. It’s a fairly standard 1996 design but with some interesting use of navigation. Normally, clicking the logo that’s at the top of a subpage will normally send you back to the home page. Nope. Home links are at the bottom of the page.

The site is usable on a mobile device. Well, it’s as usable as a FrontPage-generated page can be. I can’t imagine anyone filling out a form using a phone, but I guess it could be done. Maybe we should classify this site as a proto-responsive website. Maybe we shouldn’t.

Minnesota Board of Pharmacy

Posted in Daily Sucker, Usability, Web Design, Worst Web Sites |