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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.

Velokraft – An Example of Bad Web Design for February 11, 2015

February 11th, 2015 3:03 am by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: I’ve got a real sucker for you here. Velokraft is a European manufacturer of very beautiful, very expensive, carbon fiber recumbent bicycles. I think they’re German but I really don’t know because their Facebook page tells you very little and their website is unfathomable. This is a stage beyond Mystery Meat Navigation: it’s Mystery Mystery Navigation. There are links which display the front page in English, German, Spanish and Polish and two further links for the sites creators. Beyond that I can find no way to get into the site proper.

I know there is more because Bing can see it and take me there. I wondered if AdBlockPlus was responsible for me not finding a link, but even after it’s disabled I still can’t get in. Oh, and I’ve tried on three different browsers including the venerable Opera 12. If you can find the secret of the missing link I’d love to know it.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I wish I knew the secret of the missing link. I don’t. When I went to the home page, my web of trust plugin said the site rated “Poor” on Trustworthiness and “Unsatisfactory” on Child Safety. I say it’s BS and a waste of HTML code. While it’s bad, it’s not so bad that it “would make Jesus want to drink gin straight out of the cat dish.” It’s bad enough to be the Daily Sucker.


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