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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.

The Afterlife – The Worst Website of 2012? Worst Website Ever? for April 5, 2012

April 5th, 2012 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

A bad website

This is the Daily SuckerSubmitter’s comments: I don’t know what to say about this god-awful abomination of a website.

It has:

  • Ungodly amounts of animated gifs.
  • It disables user scrolling and continuously scrolls upwards.
  • Has an excess of excess of angels.
  • There’s a golden Jesus thing.
  • And more.


Vincent Flanders’ comments: I think I’ve found the bottom of web design. The Web of Trust doesn’t like this site at all, but for reasons of trustworthiness, vendor reliability, privacy and child safety. I don’t like it because it sucks more than any other site has ever sucked. Jesus didn’t weep when he saw this site. You can’t weep when you’re eyes are burned out of your head.

The Afterlife

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Police Fire Crime Line (pfcl.org) – An Example of Bad Web Design for March 29, 2012

March 29th, 2012 12:12 am by Vincent Flanders

A bad website

This is the Daily SuckerSubmitter’s comments: Two great tastes in one- protection from fraud and a ministry. At least, I think that’s what it is. They are on patrol to protect people from scammers claiming to represent police and firefighters’ organizations and other charity groups. Their web site could use some re-organizing and focus.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: These two disconnected concepts reminds me of a joke home page I once created for the “Bakesfield School of Law and Auto Body Repair.” I’ve heard of people receiving a calling to save the sick and dying children in India but, hey, why not save Americans from scammers. It’s not like we’re doing a good job of protecting ourselves.

Speaking of bad jobs, this website is a jumble. We’ve got a small logo, large graphic that doesn’t really represent anything, multiple text sizes, multiple colors, centered text along with flush-left text, colored divider bars, a home page that goes on forever and other types of mistakes found on Over-the-top Websites. I’m sure they provide a wonderful service, but their site doesn’t reflect this fact.

Police Fire Crime Line (pfcl.org)

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

The 5 worst mobile websites

March 19th, 2012 4:04 am by Vincent Flanders

Eric Anderson’s take on  how I feel all the time. – http://bit.ly/FPyHgK

Posted in Usability, Web Design, Worst Web Sites, You Should Read |

BAELI New York – An Example of Bad Web Design for March 19, 2012

March 18th, 2012 11:11 pm by Vincent Flanders

A bad website

This is the Daily SuckerSubmitter’s comments:I found this site after watching a video of the fountain in Osaka City Station.

These folks sell equipment to make fountains that create words and art. They have a skippable intro video, which I think is fine because the product is neat, but once you’re past it, it’s nothing but Mystery Meat Navigation (MMN).

Vincent Flanders’ comments: The top menu is in a shade of unreadable yellow and the pages move too fast to read. I don’t know how to stop them. The only Flash that’s needed would be to showcase the installations; otherwise, get rid of the Flash. The MMN is frustrating because you have to return to it time and time again because the subpages only have links back to the home page. Oh. Chrome kept blowing up because of the Flash.

BAELI New York

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Raising Overcomers – An Example of Bad Web Design for March 16, 2012

March 15th, 2012 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders

A bad website

This is the Daily SuckerSubmitter’s comments: The ultimate in Mystery Meat Navigation.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: Initially, I thought this was what happens when Pinterest meets Mystery Meat Navigation, but I was wrong. Turns out these are Blogger Dynamic View Gadgets. One of the problems I have with templates and widgets and gadgets is the creators give people options that are stupid. It’s like giving a machine gun with the safety off to your average 3-year old. They’re going to make the wrong choice. Templates and gadgets and widgets are the same way. The creators should offer choices, but they should be rational choices.

I don’t have any idea what the site is about other than someone’s ruminations on life. Even if it’s a personal site, the issue is don’t use stupid widgets—especially if you’re a business. To be fair to Blogger, their video shows how these gadgets should be used, but it assumes talent that even I don’t have. I’ve been trying to make a stupid Pinterest version of my home page, but I’m Masonry and Javascript impaired. Any help would be appreciated.

Raising Overcomers

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