You guys actually like the new one better? Seriously?
I suppose i should clarify my stance. The cwb site is a scientific information portal. It serves a huge service for people and industry alike. A service to provide data to everyone.
The old site site had everything laid out on one page and was easy and relatively easy to load. The new site is like a friggen barnie cartoon. dora cartoon for the yougnins. You have to reload a bunch of different pages to possibly find stuff.
I get simplicity. I follow the old saying that the best mathematician is a lazy one. And it is nice when/if the service matches the market. But this is a technical site with massive liabilities and, at least i thought, was serving a technical service to the public. If we want cute clouds dancing around the background while an odometer tells me what position the sun is at…jesus. Sun angle can bee seen out a window to gain the same precision as that dumb bandwidth wasting piece of pixels. If someone needs the actual data, they still need to look up the stats. They made this whole site for children now…not cool. Could just add a “click here for pretty colors” link in a big banner at the top for the people just lpoking to see things move around.
Just look at old vs new:
Old site with lots of data and easy to navigate and find (for people whith grade 4+ reading comprehension). Says the guy who cant type worth shit on his phone, this should be applauded that the gov can accomplish such literacy.
/\ 2 screenshots for entire thing by the way, look at all that data i a very easy to find top down, left to right fashion.
The new site (aka kindergarten arts and crafts fun)
Ya, exactly. Leave it to online game players to shape the scientific data platforms for the masses. Not cool.
This old dude, that isnt actually old, is speechless. Why does everything now need to be made simpler, more colorful and basically for idiots? Other things fine, but not scientific services for scientific use. 10% of tv has fancy colorful stuff to gaze at ahowing us sunny skies ornscary typhoons. Newspapers and countless others. This site is (was…) for data not cute.
The movie Idiocracy. For f*ck sakes. The election retardation levels are enough. Dont mess with good solid services and copy dumb services that already exist for free…