The 25 Worst Websites of 2013

The worst websites of 2013

Here they are. Another year, another 25 sites that make you ask questions like, "WTF?" and "WTF is going on here?"

Each entry will have a minimal explanation and a link to where it appeared as a Daily Sucker with the associated commentary and, of course, a link to the website.


This is the worst website of 2013

Vincent Flanders' comments: is an obvious choice as the Worst Website of 2013. You don't create a website that is this important to peoples' lives and have it mess up like this. Shame on the people who originally put this together. Shame on you.

Daily Sucker Discussion (site)

2. MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies

MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies is a contender for Worst Website of 2013

Vincent Flanders' comments: Wow. Just click and take a look at it. It's a (pejorative term deleted) joke.

Daily Sucker Discussion

MIT Center for Advanced Visual Studies (site)

3. DS+R

The DS+R website sucks

Vincent Flanders' comments: This site is so horrible that my mind feels like it was in a Cheech and Chong movie. Flash is dead. Mystery Meat Navigation is dead (or so I thought). There are no redeeming features to this site unless you have terminal ADD.

Daily Sucker Discussion

DS+R (site)

4. is a contender for Worst Website of 2013

Vincent Flanders' comments: It's a WTF Website. As in “What the Heck am I doing at this Website.” I sure hope it isn't a portfolio website. If it's an art website, it fails because there's no way to tell it's an art website. Heck, it's a massive fail because I can't tell what kind of website it is.

Daily Sucker Discussion (site)

5. John Procario

The website for John Procario sucks

Submitter's comments: I'm not given to hyperbole but even so, this is unquestionably the worst website in the entire solar system. What the hell is this?

Daily Sucker Discussion

John Procario (site)

6. Sunday Morning

Sunday Morning is a very bad website

Submitter’s comments: This is the website of a Ceramics Workshop in Holland. It is JavaScript, with bizarre links and sub-menus that overlap the main links. It is Mystery Meat in the sense that “Here”, “Others”, “Now” and “Seek”, for instance, do not adequately explain the content within. Since there is a “Seek” box at the top, I don’t really see the need for a separate link.

The links also move, which doesn’t scream accessibility to me.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Sunday Morning (site)

7. Touch of Modern

The Touch of Modern website sucks

Submitter's comments: This is INEXCUSABLE for a website to do this, and there's no way to opt out of this to view the site. And no, I didn't enter my E-mail address. Just WHO signed off on this, anyway?

Daily Sucker Discussion

Touch of Modern (site)

8. Spectrum Powderworks

The Spectrum Powderworks website sucks

Submitter’s comments: Here’s a great example of a low-contrast page.

Vincent Flanders’ comments: So true. The contrast on some of the sub-pages is so bad (“The Shop” is an example), you can’t believe anyone looked at the pages. I thought that the site was designed for one particular browser. If so, it’s not Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Spectrum Powderworks (site)

9. HollisWealth

The HollisWealth website sucks

Submitter's comments: Mystery Meat Navigation (MMN) gone mad. Took me about 5 minutes to find where this newly named financial service is located. Turns out it is in Toronto. You would think that, with all their money, they could do better. Less Flash and more information please.

Daily Sucker Discussion

HollisWealth (site)

10. Create What Matters Most

Create What Matters is a contender for Worst Website of 2013

Other comments: It makes perfect sense if "what matters most" is confusion.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Create What Matters Most

11. Mimarch

The Mimarch website sucks

Vincent Flanders' comments:  I love this site because it belongs to an architectural / engineering company. We all know how much architectural websites suck.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Mimarch (site)

12. 1927 Events

1927 Events

Submitter's comments: Flash may be dead, but its legacy of suck lives on in HTML 5.

Daily Sucker Discussion

1927 Events (site)

13. Hugh Jass Burgers

The Hugh Jass Burgers website sucks

Submitter's comments: …During an idle moment at work, and just out of curiosity, I looked ‘em up online…and saw that their website sucks in more ways than one.  For starters, why open the rest of the site in a new window?  Makes no sense to me.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Hugh Jass Burgers (site)

14. Why Japanese Web Design Is So…Different

This is an outside article

Vincent Flanders' comments: Well, the article didn't exactly say “suck.” They don't have to.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Why Japanese Web Design Is So…Different (site)

15. Pulcinella Restaurant

Pulcinella Restaurant is the 15th worst website of 2013

I am especially in love with the way that you can't read the word “Menu” if you should happen to mouse over the left side chevron. It just says “Me.” Kind of sums it up.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Pulcinella Restaurant

16. Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association

Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association is a contender for Worst Website of 2013

Submitter's comments: Did anybody look at this site before it went live?

Daily Sucker Discussion

Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association (site)

17. Chef in a Box

The website for Chef in a Box sucks

Submitter’s comments: I found this website from an ad in a website that is about genuine food. I trusted the ad, thinking the website must be good if it’s on this type of website.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Chef in a Box (site)

18. Bolen Report

The Bolen Report is 18th worst website of 2013

Submitter's comments: Just how many featured articles can a home page have before none are featured? This one “features” a length of more than 100 (!) pages/screens of articles going back to at least 2005. As with many really Over-the-top Websites (OTT), they love to pile it on.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Bolen Report

19. Goetz Theatre Show Times

the Goetz Theater website sucks

Submitter's comments: This horrific theater site makes my eyes bleed!

Daily Sucker Discussion

Goetz Theatre Show Times (site)

20. High Noon Holsters

High Noon Holsters is a contender for Worst Website of 2013

Vincent Flanders' comments: I rarely ROTFALMFWAO (Roll On The Floor And Laugh My Fat White Ass Off) when I visit a website, but I rolled around when I discovered this site…

Daily Sucker Discussion

High Noon Holsters

21. Meta-Tech

The Meta-Tech website sucks

Submitter’s comments: Focus, people, focus. Organize a bit – try a real menu.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Meta-Tech (site)

22. Bath Magic

The Bath Magic website sucks

Submitter's comments: Got an ugly tub – er, website?

Daily Sucker Discussion

Bath Magic (site)

23. Bombshell 201X

the Bombshell 201X website sucks

Submitter's comments: Not only is the writer a (two pejorative modifiers and one pejorative noun deleted ), but the website uses frames and is borderline unusable on my laptop's 1366×768 display. That and this website was made EARLIER THIS YEAR! What over-the-top crap.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Bombshell 201X (site)

24. Rudgwick Steam & Country Show

The Rudgwick Steam & Country Show website sucks

Submitter's comments: It's got everything: marquee-like tags, embedded media, crammed in info, etc.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Rudgwick Steam & Country Show (site)

25. Cosmology

The Cosmology website sucks

Submitter's comments: “Astrobiology – Quantum Physics – Origins – Evolution – Metamorphosis – Extinction,” but not any design sense. Now we know where all the beveled edges and using tables for page layout went to die. I think this purports to be a science publication.

Daily Sucker Discussion

Cosmology (site)