Tuesday, October 07, 2008

BBC Weather website overhaul

Oh crap. The morons (management) at the BBC Weather Centre are at it again. Now they are trying to drive out symbols of clarity in a triumph of style over substance.

Yes the logos the Brits have been familiar with and have understood for decades are being swept out for some nonsense created by, no doubt, an expensive design consultancy firm.

Have a look at the two images below, and decide for yourself which conveys the coming 24hrs of weather for you in the clearest fashion.



[EDIT: 16-DEC-2009]
Well it only took the BBC Weather Centre a year to figure out what was obvious from the start. They haven't given us our symbols back, but at least the summary is back to a more familiar and easy-to-read layout.

What's galling is how they are trumpeting how clever they are with these changes, when all they are doing is going back to where they started - almost.

[EDIT: 08-NOV-2011]
Well here we are umpteen years on, and at last vindication. I LOVE to be an I told you so....

Full details on the lovely new site here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2011/10/new_look_bbc_weather_online.html