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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.

I have bronchitis / pneumonia.

March 17th, 2010 1:01 pm by Vincent Flanders

It sucks.

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Southern Crescent Tour – The Daily Sucker for Friday, March 5, 2010

March 5th, 2010 3:03 am by Vincent Flanders

Submitter’s comments: Here’s one that really sucks!

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Yes, but it sucks in such an interesting way. Here’s a screen shot of what the home page looks like to the average visitor. Here’s what I find “amusing:”

  1. The focus is definitely the logo. Even so, what does that buy you? I suspect most people who end up at the site know where they’re going. The web is all about expectations and your job, as a designer, is to meet those expectations. Logos are supposed to be unobtrusively “there” at the top-left of the page.
  2. If you’re using horizontal navigation, it’s supposed to be at the top of the first screen — not down in the middle.
  3. I realize it’s a golfing site, but the golf clubs are not a good idea to use for your navigation.
  4. Fortunately, you can read most of the text — because it’s quite large and has to be large because it’s white on a black background.
  5. The TITLE tag on the home page is “home page,” which isn’t very helpful for search engine optimization purposes. Speaking of SEO, I’m taking an ADHD detour here to mention Google’s own SEO Report Card. The description is at the Webmaster Central Blog. It talks about their failure to meet their own guidelines (which include the TITLE tag) and there’s a 49-page PDF file you should read.
  6. There are pictures at the bottom of the page which seem to be centered, but they clash with the bottom navigation which tries to be centered.
  7. The subpages are too long.

There’s lots more, but this list is a start.

Southern Crescent Tour

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Another Stupid WPTS Home Page

December 3rd, 2009 6:06 am by Vincent Flanders

Added the current, stupid version of the WPTS home page to Stupid Versions of WPTS Home Page. I call this one the Page Peel version.

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Web Pages That Suck is on its 14th year of sucking

July 27th, 2009 5:05 am by Vincent Flanders

Holy Mother of God! This sucks.

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When the picture doesn’t match the text.

January 15th, 2009 4:04 am by Vincent Flanders

text is wrongYahoo! makes this mistake all the time. The text states “Shirtless Obama causes stir,” but the picture is of a fully shirted Obama. (Here’s a full-size screen shot.)

It’s a subtle mistake, but you need to make sure your picture matches the text.

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