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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.

If your small-business website isn’t designed to sell, what good is it doing you?

April 14th, 2011 12:12 pm by Vincent Flanders

A very nice series of articles for all you small business owners. It’s an easy, smooth read — which is how good writing should be.


Q&A with design guru Vincent Flanders For 15 years, Vincent Flanders has turned the spotlight on poorly designed websites at his own website: webpagesthatsuck.com.

If your small-business website isn’t designed to sell, what good is it doing you? Since opening in 2008 in River North, Marbles: The Brain Store has grown into a $3-million business selling toys and puzzles to improve memory and critical thinking, primarily through its stores. Prior to a major overhaul last year, sales from the company’s website (MarblesTheBrainStore.com) accounted for less than 1% of revenue.

You don’t need to completely overhaul your website to boost your sales — tweaks can do the trick It’s not enough simply to build and launch a website. It must be updated and maintained. But you don’t need a complete overhaul to get results. Often small tweaks can help drive traffic or

Tips for turning web browsers into buyers Consumers have grown increasingly comfortable shopping on the web. Yet it’s estimated that less than 5% of website visitors turn into buyers.

Smart sellers embrace smartphones: Customers expect mobile access to your website now Today, millions of people access websites and download mobile applications from their smartphones and tablet computers, and the number is expected to grow.

Posted in Not a Daily Sucker, You Should Read |

Mobile and iPad version of the Daily Sucker available.

February 2nd, 2011 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

No special URL. Just go to any page at The Daily Sucker on your phone ( iPhone, Android, Blackberry, Palm OS and Samsung) or your iPad.

It’s a bit slow. I had to disable cache, etc.

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Web Design Predictions for 2011

January 6th, 2011 4:04 am by Vincent Flanders

My predictions are next to last.

Posted in Not a Daily Sucker, Usability, Web Design, You Should Read |

Drive By Truckers Understand Web Marketing and Web Design – Not the Daily Sucker

December 7th, 2010 4:04 pm by Vincent Flanders

Every musician (and web designer) should learn web marketing from the Drive By Truckers’ current site. Brilliant. Great site.

Posted in Not a Daily Sucker, You Should Read |

Videos You Should Watch

November 23rd, 2010 1:01 am by Vincent Flanders

Videos from this year's @buildconf are up on Vimeo and well worth the watch. http://j.mp/eiupnR
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