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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.

Another Stupid WPTS Home Page

December 3rd, 2009 6:06 am by Vincent Flanders

Added the current, stupid version of the WPTS home page to Stupid Versions of WPTS Home Page. I call this one the Page Peel version.

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Found an animated GIF that makes sense.

November 11th, 2009 4:04 am by Vincent Flanders

I’d say that 99.92% of all animated GIFs should not be used on a web site. However; there are the .08% that are acceptable, but they’re hard to find. Of course they are. Here’s an animated GIF whose use actually makes sense.

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An interesting email about architects

November 2nd, 2009 9:09 pm by Vincent Flanders

Your understanding of architects (Architecture — An Industry With Sucky Web Sites) is way off, which is understandable as most everyone views architects incorrectly. Sadly, us structural engineers do nothing to change that perception. Well, some of us do, but few.

“I don’t know what the deal is with architects. For an industry that depends on accuracy and stability, they seem wildly inaccurate and unstable.”

Architects don’t have much to do with accuracy and nothing to do with stability. It’s the structural engineers who provide this for them. It’s no surprise that when they attempt to provide this themselves, in say a web site, they fail miserably at it. They haven’t consulted with a structural engineer for this part of the project.

“They love, love, love, love Mystery Meat Navigation, which doesn’t make sense because they wouldn’t use this technique on their buildings.”

Yes they do love it. And, believe me they try to use it on “their” buildings. Structural engineers manage to squeeze out as much of this as they can before concrete and steel hit the site.

“When it comes to their web sites, architects seem to be one floor short of a complete building. They all need to be redesigned.”

Their buildings wouldn’t be much of a building without structural engineers as well.

I enjoyed the architect bashing. ;-)

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Web Pages That Suck is on its 14th year of sucking

July 27th, 2009 5:05 am by Vincent Flanders

Holy Mother of God! This sucks.

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Currently reading on Friday, June 26, 2009

June 26th, 2009 12:12 pm by Vincent Flanders

“Hulu’s Overrated Web Design” at http://ping.fm/UUwvQ

“Let’s make the web faster” http://ping.fm/wrDkj

“The Billion Dollar HTML Tag (attribute)” http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2009/06/24/the-billion-dollar-html-tag/

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