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.
Low Price Skates – Bad Web Design Example #2 for for the week of August 1-5, 2011
Submitter’s comments: Here’s an ugly website.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: Wow! Not so much for the site, but for distant memories. Once upon a time, I was a 6-foot tall 140-lb teenager. I went roller skating every Friday night from 7:00 p.m. to midnight; every Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to midnight; and every Sunday from 1-6 p.m. That’s probably why I weighed 140 lbs.
Speaking of strange, I know the site sucks but I’m amazed at its consistency (yes, it consistently sucks). The navigation seems to be logical and consistent and, unlike 95% of the sites that animated GIFs, their use makes sense.
It’s quite “colorful,” but you can actually read the text. Hmm.
Submitter’s comments: I was looking at some local businesses sites earlier, and this one made me boggle.
It’s like they went, “Oh, that top line of photos look great!” and just started throwing them around everywhere on top of each other like a vomit of dance photos and photos of low-contrast text. And then I checked the source code, and boggled more.
I know it’s just a small-town dance school, but damn, even the town corn maze has a better page than that.
Vincent Flanders’ comments: There are a lot of interesting problems.
The home page TITLE tag is “Home.”
My monitor is 1200 pixels wide and you have to horizontally scroll to see everything because the page is cut off.
The logo might be professionally made, but it’s white. I can’t really see it that well.
They’re not a non-profit so they shouldn’t have a mission statement on the home page. The good news is the mission statement is at the bottom and it’s hard to read because the text is white.