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.
- The Sorry State of the Web in 2016
- The Weeping Web of January 2017 (Part 1)
- The Weeping Web of January 2017 (Part 2)
- Lost in Cyberspace in February 2017
- The Broken Web of March 2017
- The Shameful Web of April 2017 (Part 1)
- The Shameful Web of April 2017 (Part 2)
- The Pitiful State of the Web in May 2017 (Part 1)
- The Pitiful State of the Web in May 2017 (Part 2)
- The Sorry State of The Web: 3 Group Special
- The Abysmal State of the Web in June 2017
- The Sorry State of Buying a Mobile Phone in Malta
- The Sorry State of Tourism in Ireland
- The Sorry State of Air Malta’s Website
- The Sorry State of Air Malta’s Online Check-In
- The Return of Mystery Meat Navigation