04 August, 2008

Gripe of the day: The Weather Channel's website

Head over to The Weather Channel's hurricane tracker and ask yourself the following question:

Do hurricanes generally pass through Minnesota?

If not, why does their map start off centered in Minnesota, then waste CPU cycles and bandwidth as it scrolls to the Atlantic or Gulf Coast?

The Weather Channel's Website is, in general, a case study of terrible web design. On the rare occasion that you find the information that you're looking for, the webpage is loaded with so many useless images and even more useless Flash animations that it takes several minutes to download local weather from a dialup line. Starting up the hurricane tracker applet by centering it in Minnesota only adds insult to injury.

No offense meant to Minnesotans, of course.

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