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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.

Worst Websites of 2013: The Contenders from January through June

July 28th, 2013 10:10 pm by Vincent Flanders

These links will take you to the contenders worst websites of 2013

These sites run the gamut from just a few tragic mistakes to the worst kind of Over-The-Top websites you see featured here in The Daily Sucker.

My personal favorites are the WTF?—What The Heck?—sites that make you shake your head and ask the question, “Did anybody look at this site before it went live?” The answer to that question is usually, “Doesn’t look like it.”

You need to go through the whole list because today’s rankings aren’t permanent. For example, I’m very fond of #17—Jes MaHarry—and I’m sure it will rank higher when the final list comes out later this year.

Worst Websites of 2013: The Contenders from January through June

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JavaScript sucks – especially jQuery – for mobile.

October 23rd, 2012 4:04 am by Vincent Flanders

The PDF article “Who Killed My Battery: Analyzing Mobile Browser Energy Consumption” makes a good case for writing your own JavaScript instead of relying on libraries like (especially like) jQuery. It’s also important to remove unused CSS statements and to use only 1 CSS file instead of multiple files.

Remember, mobile is the future.

This will open a PDF fileThis article is a PDF file http://ow.ly/eESph

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Justine’s Is NSFW And Could Cause Seizures – An Example of Bad Web Design for May 2, 2012

May 1st, 2012 8:08 pm by Vincent Flanders

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Submitter’s comments: I just saw a local TV restaurant review on this place and thought I’d check it out.  Interesting splash page, except that seems to be the whole site. Talk about Mystery Meat Navigation!

I checked out the link that says “Amazing,” and several of the patron comments about their restaurant are negative. I thought at first maybe they were toning down the background for the critic’s quote page, but they didn’t.  I guess I’m just not hip enough for this website.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: This is a rare example of lose-lose-lose. We have Mystery Meat Navigation that isn’t suitable to view at work and, if you do view it, might cause epileptic seizures. What are these people thinking? They’re obviously not thinking about mobile users because I can’t get past the first screen on my iPhone, which is PFS (Pretty Stupid) for a restaurant. Massive, massive FAIL.

Justine’s Restaurant – NSFW and possibly seizure inducing!

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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

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How and Why We Lie to Ourselves: Cognitive Dissonance

February 3rd, 2012 9:09 am by Vincent Flanders

An excellent article that partially explains (to me) why people who have sucky websites don’t understand their websites suck.

The key phrase is:

People will interpret the same information in radically different ways to support their own views of the world. When deciding our view on a contentious point, we conveniently forget what jars with our own theory and remember everything that fits.

If any of you folks out there are looking for a good research project, I think examining people who have sucky websites but think they don’t suck, would be pretty darn interesting.

How and Why We Lie to Ourselves: Cognitive Dissonance

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