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Comments: "Web Pages That Suck" sucks

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Today I opened a link to a page on Vincent Flanders' "Web Pages That Suck". The web page described, belonging to the Association of International Glaucoma Associations indeed sucked. But when I wanted to see more of the "Worst Web Design Techniques" I was bitten by an extremely bad web design technique. So Vincent Flanders, learn usability and good Web design by looking at your own website.

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Unfortunately Vincent doesn't possess the design or language skills to gain an adequate sensory. I am also disappointed that a 50 year old know it all thinks that they are "Judge" of all web sites. In my humble opinion his web site sucks and so does his literature. I wouldn't let that fool pay me to critique the appearance of my web site. Pure fluff..good marketing and he probably has a few connections. Way to go Flanders..diddly doodly..

Posted by Robert Cutler at 14:11 GMT on 2 August 2006

Three deep thoughts about Vincent I am sure are true:

He is a 50 year old very angry virgin, just look at his picture and listen to his voice.

He is unaware that when it comes to web design, CONTENT IS KING! Little else matters.

I have one of his top sucky web sites, by design, and I am playing him like a harp from hell as he drives more traffic to my site than Google! Thanks Vincent! Proof positive that those who think they know everything are annoying to those of us who do!

Another thing, can you believe this guy is concerned about file sizes and load times in this day and age? What is he still using dial up?

Posted by Conservative Mark at 16:05 GMT on 4 October 2010

okay so i was reviewing the webpagesthatsuck.com for 2010 and this one was on the list. Just to be fair I clicked the link to visit your site only to find out that you had taken it down... for redesign I assume. As content is king for a website that content has to be clear and easy to navigate. Since you took your site down I have no way to comment on your site. However on webpagesthatsuck.com there was a screen shot of your site and I have to agree if your site looked like that it sucked period. So instead of getting your panties in a bunch and start calling names over the internet like a child use the feedback in a way to improve your site. I highly recommend hiring a professional this time.

Posted by firebrick at 16:49 GMT on 15 January 2011

Your design sucked. Get over it. Learn from your mistakes.

Posted by Anonymous at 04:31 GMT on 17 January 2011

Sour grapes, anyone?

Posted by i know you won't post this at 23:52 GMT on 17 January 2011

@firebrick: I couldn't find myself back on the 2010 list.

Also, my site hasn't been taken down. Well, to be honest, I have been on a short holiday and maybe the server has been acting up while I was away.

Also, note that this blog entry was written nearly 5 years ago...

@Anonymous: my design might suck but I don't claim to be a web designer unlike someone else ;-)

@I know you won't post this: I just did. As for the sour grapes: maybe you're referring as well to my site being on the 2010 list? Can anyone post a link?

Thanks.

Posted by John Bokma at 00:14 GMT on 18 January 2011

Yes, Mr Flanders does act in rather a childish manner, but the best method to key is not for one to fight back, but for one to learn from their mistakes. Childish rebellions over the internet is not the key, and my apologies for your site being "sucked". I can only hope this is not too unsporting in the light of current events.

Posted by Robyn at 09:32 GMT on 15 March 2012

@Robyn: as far as I know my site has never been listed by Mr. Flanders. I wrote this blog post years ago when I discovered that Flanders, who loves to pick on easy targets, at that time could list his own site as well. I am sure that he has fixed by now the issue I mentioned.

I hope you'll learn from your mistake to read better next time.

Posted by John at 18:42 GMT on 16 March 2012

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