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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.

HIM Clothing – An Example of Bad Design for October 21, 2014

October 20th, 2014 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitters’ comments: This site for some reason adopts the confusing scrolling and awful HTML5 seen in you worst of 2013′s website 1927 Events. The photos are great quality but the site navigation is nothing short of abysmal.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: I just love the fact that there’s no logo. On a portrait monitor, the navigation ends up at the bottom of the screen. Navigation at the top. There’s plenty of room and you won’t mess up our pensive Pretty Boy Floyd’s hair. This is the 2014 stereotypical website.

HIM Clothing

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Center for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies Greek Pottery Collection – An Example of Bad Design for October 15, 2014

October 14th, 2014 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Vincent Flanders’ comments: OK. We have our #1 Contender for Worst Website of 2014. It pains me deeply because I majored in Classics at Wabash College and to see what they’ve done here is sad.

Some of the issues are:

  • Mystery Meat Navigation
  • Flash – doesn’t work on mobile.
  • Justified text on the home page

Center for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies Greek Pottery Collection

 

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One of The Biggest Mistakes in Mobile Design – An Example of Bad Design for October 6, 2014

October 5th, 2014 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Vincent Flanders’ comments: One of the biggest—if not the biggest mistake—in mobile web design is your site/app doesn’t fit in the device window. The above screenshot was taken on an iPad Air while it was in landscape mode. The message displayed on the right side of the screen is, “Please Rotate Your Device to Landscape Mode,” which you can see more clearly on this screenshot. This is the 2014 equivalent of saying, “You must download Internet Explorer to view this site.”

It’s bad enough when you screw up your images and mess up the content, but the following example is even worse:

The Daily Sucker - an example of bad web design

Screw up the content, but not the ads!!!!!

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Liberty Van – 3A3E Art Cars – An Example of Bad Web Design for October 3, 2014

October 2nd, 2014 8:08 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: It’s just a mess of text, links, and photos all about their decorated cars. Not even nicely decorated cars, rather they’re plastered with pro-smoking slogans (yes, pro-smoking…), anti-liberal rants, and religious texts.

It’s just a crazy looking website. Their “old home page” linked at the top is naturally even more abysmal.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Well, I’m glad the old home page is “even more abysmal” than the new one we’re looking at. It would be very, very depressing it it looked better.

The site is another classic example of Mistake #6 from Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015Have you ever seen another web site? Really? Doesn’t look like it. I call this type of design the “I haven’t taken my anti-psychotics in a while school of web design.”

Doesn’t anybody ever look at other websites out there?

Liberty Van – 3A3E Art Cars

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Illuminati Exposers – The Our Beliefs Page – An Example of Bad Web Design for September 29, 2014

September 28th, 2014 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: Someone left a business card for something called “Illuminati Exposers” lying around at work, so I decided to check out the website (being interested in this sort of conspiracy theory stuff). I thought, “I’ve seen worse documented here but it’s still worthy of submission.”

Gotta love the multicoloured texts, garish images, over-long pages, and general suckiness of the site.Now to go and clear up the blood that’s oozing out of my eyes…

Vincent Flanders’ comments: It’s a classic example of Mistake #6 from Biggest Mistakes in Web Design 1995-2015Have you ever seen another web site? Really? Doesn’t look like it. I call this type of design the “I haven’t taken my antipsychotics in a while school of web design.”

What’s really sad is that Edward Snowden has made conspiracy theories believable – because he’s shown the government is out to get us. Nobody will take this site seriously. I don’t even know if they should because “Why would I want to read a site that doesn’t look credible?”

Illuminati Exposers- The Our Beliefs’ Page

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