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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.

St. Joseph’s College New York – An Example of Bad Design for November 19, 2014

November 18th, 2014 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitters’ comments: At first glance, it seems okay, but there’s no way to tell that the pages have anything going on below the fold. The pictures cut people’s heads off, there are sometimes up to six barely web-safe font families on a page.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Once again, another big issue is contrast—or lack of it. If you scroll to the bottom where most of the links are located and you’ll see they’re hard to read. Your visitors have to be able to read the text.

There’s a carousel showcasing different teachers. When I moused over the teachers my cursor changed to indicate this was a link. It wasn’t. None of them were. They were Mystery Meat cards that, when moused over, told you about the person. I know it’s not easy to solve this problem (JavaScript is the culprit, I suspect), but you’re a big-time school with what looks like a big-time website. sweat the details.

Google’s PageSpeed Insights wasn’t impressed with the speed of the site, giving the mobile version a score of 39 and the desktop version a score of 58.

St. Joseph’s College New York

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