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    Funny. They don't even use Flash right. When you click on a link you shouldn't need a new Flash file to load. If you're going to use Flash take advantage of what Flash can do and don't treat it as moving from one page that takes a long time to load to another page that takes a long time to load.

    My favorite is Haven Works. Warning: If you're susceptible to seizures you may want to avoid this site. It will bring you back to a different version of the web, circa 1997-8. It's hard to believe anyway still puts up a site like this, but apparently soneone does.
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    If you don't see me around here for a few days, it's because I am busy reading the Haven Works site. I figure I can get through the Home page in that amount of time. On second thought, maybe a couple of weeks because in just a matter of seconds, I can already feel the eye strain. WOW!
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    I'm afraid if you spend more than a few minutes on that site we may never see you again. You could get sucked right through your computer monitor and never be heard from again.

    Can you believe sites like that still exist?
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    Yeah, I remember when I was in the sign biz. I subscribed to a trade publication, and one of the highlights they ran every year was the Ugly Sign Contest where they invited everyone to send in their pictures of ugly signs. It's amazing (and hilarious) what some people will put up to promote business.
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    You have to ask yourself sometimes what someone was thinking and how they could even think someone else would like what they did with their site (or sign).
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    oof!! I just looked at that. I wonder what their stats look like? 100k uniques per day; average time on site 17 picoseconds.

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    Think people even stay that long? Did anyone stay long enough to notice the horizontal scrolling required because of what I want to say is part of the header. I'm not really sure where the header begins and ends, but it's that red and yellow section.

    How could someone not know that presents a problem? Is it possible that anyone could really think they did something good with that site.

    Right now they're getting a flood of traffic from the Web Pages that Suck site and thinking how great it is that people are visiting.
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    Is it possible that anyone could really think they did something good with that site.
    Ahh you guy's are behind the times this type of website is the new trend (cutting edge). People are going crazy over it, they love it.
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    I guess I missed the new trend.
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