Sorry State of the Web

The Sorry State of the Web is a series of articles that highlights blunders in so-called professional websites in order to share the reality that most websites and web applications are really quite a mess, and improve by learning from their mistakes. It is inspired by Vincent Flanders’ Web Pages That Suck.

The series started in 2017, and so many issues were encountered across various websites that 11 articles were published in the first half of that year alone. As I didn’t have the time to keep up that momentum, and this initiative wasn’t really producing any tangible results, I stopped publishing new material, and resumed on an occasional basis from 2020.

The problems illustrated in this series are of all kinds, including usability, design, functionality, and security.

"You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over." — Richard Branson