Sometime recently they have changed the local forecast page at the Weather Channel’s Weather.com. Whatever visionary was in charge of the project managed to convert it from simple and useful to nearly unusable in one swell foop. Now when I search on my zipcode, I am presented with a page on which the important information is many page lengths down, underneath a bunch of shockwave bullshit and – at least on Mozilla on the Mac – a giant expanse of blank whitespace. I just counted and I had to page down 5 times to see the information I was there for – what is the weather going to be like today?
This is a giant leap backwards for this page. Is no one learning the Google lesson? Give me a simple, clean, useful web interface and lose all the bells and whistles that are in my way. I’m not trying to run a nuclear power plant here, I want to know how heavy a coat to take. I’ve been using this page for years as one of my default things I visit every day, and they’ve finally shaken me up to dig around for an alternative that isn’t such a pain in the ass. Bravo, nicely done, Weather Channel web team!
Ah, I found my alternative. Time to update the bookmarks.