Notice Anything Different?

By: Toby Skinner , 2:04 AM GMT on February 02, 2011

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You found your way to this blog so you've already seen the new design of wunderground.com and we hope that you like what you've seen so far.

This is the culmination of 2 years of development and planning with the goal to improve the user interface and make it even easier for our users to quickly surface the weather data that they are looking for.

In fact, you could argue that this is the culmination of 16 years hard work. As you know, we constantly launch new products and tools to enhance the service we provide to you all. Over the years we've added so much data to the back-end that we needed to reorganize the Site Architecture - a spring clean as it were.

This has helped us group all of our content into 7 main channels which in turn has led to the easier to use navigation of the new site. The simple new layout design presents the data in a more digestible format and appears less data heavy.

Rest assured, we have not taken away any of the data from the old site. To the contrary, it is now easier to quickly view a lot more weather data than before - especially on the city forecast pages where you now get an overview of the hourly forecasts without having to click to a new page.

There are too many new benefits to list them all - the load time is a lot faster than the previous version, we have new graphics such as spark lines that enable you to quickly view weather patterns and you can customize your city forecast page using the collapsable modules.

If you want to learn more please take a look at this presentation that we put together which showcases some of the more significant changes.

Please let us know what you think of the new design - it's all for your benefit so we hope you like it!

If you have any issues with the new site please submit a support ticket.


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1304. skinana67
1:53 PM GMT on May 06, 2014
Underground Weather was soooooooooooo easy to view and as you travel to look ahead to weather you may travel in and it kept your towns you searched. This update is B....A....D. Another new batch of techies ruining a good thing. I want CLASSIC back please...... give me a choice. It was easier, more friendly for those of us not up in the techie ranks and whoever tested this did not test it with enough older folks! I will just stop using it and go over to weather channel. Much cleaner to use. My thoughts to Underground pftttttttttttttttttt.
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1303. scottash
5:10 PM GMT on April 19, 2014
I'm a iMac user running the 10.6.8 OS. Since the redesign, the site does not load properly. No map, no 10 Day forecast visible, etc.
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1302. ILLINILASS
2:08 PM GMT on February 20, 2013
Sorry but I've tried for nearly 2 years to get use to your new format and really hate it! Hopefully I can get back to Classic! I'm very disappointed I can't load photos from there anymore. Some says you can click on a link to go back to Classic.... well I 've never found it. That is one of my complaints about this new format.... WAY to BUSY!!!
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1301. syntec1000
5:33 PM GMT on January 17, 2013
For all of you who agree that the new design is absolute garbage.....read online about how The Weather Channel bought WeatherUnderground. I think the Weather Channel is intentionally screwing up WunderMap to drive away its users. Weather Channel bought the competition to destroy it.

I have been calling Weather Channel sponsors and expressing my view. WunderMap was so useful...it kept us completely informed on tornado and storm activity in our area...it saved lives. To that end I think that The Weather Channel will be responsible for DEATHS because they destroyed such a useful map/tool.
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1300. Snaglet
1:25 AM GMT on December 06, 2012
It WAS the Best............
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1299. h286hacker
12:02 PM GMT on November 05, 2012
HELPWeatherunderground says it is raining in Ruidoso, NM 88345 for days. It has not rained for weeks. The weather is sunny and clear. There used to be a place for feedback but I cannot find it now.
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1298. Celticson
10:28 PM GMT on October 11, 2012
I can't stand the new look of wunderground!! I check my weather with classic, and when I attempt to 'log-in', it takes me to the 'new look'. I hate it and they should terminate those who came up with this fiasco.
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1297. newsabotage
8:12 AM GMT on September 30, 2012
The controllers have now removed all the temperatures of our favourites on classic at the left hind side. This is how they slowly train us to scroll through to be able to find things. We suffer, and so the control continues until what? Until we PAY to be able to find out what the weather will be like. No one complains everyone just sighs and accepts. That is what you have earned. For being silent.
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1296. newsabotage
1:14 PM GMT on September 28, 2012
Since wunderground have managed to "go real" with true time style (see my screengrab below) why can't they use real time everywhere. Month and then day and then year is not just backward it is also convoluted. Day, then month, then year, has a straightforward logic to it but the correct international manner of writing time is: full year, then month, then day, then hour, then minute, then second - absolutely logical and clear to anyone who has not been brainwashed into backward ways. Yes the screengrab is:


Handle: newsabotage
Status: Free Membership
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Signed Up: 2012-09-28 08:34:32
Upgrade My Membership for $10.00 per YEAR!


So if Wunderground use it themselves for simplicity and clarity why do they force the trash method unto us and not even allow adjustment to the international standard version?

Further, when we try to adjust the language they have "English" and "British English" meaning "broken English" and "British English"? Why do they not call these terms by their correct names "American English" and "British English" since it appears they have convinced themselves that their broken English is in fact "English". This is what one can expect from someone who has been trained for so long that he is no longer aware of his skewed view.


Someone has to point out these things, and so the task has fallen on me. I am scathing when it comes to silliness, my apologies to those who have been trained to feel insulted when corrected.
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1295. newsabotage
12:47 PM GMT on September 28, 2012
So many people liked the new site, amazingly popular among your fans, hard work at making more advertising space pays out - ok fewer viewers but more income from advertising. And the latest change - amerry can things like farrenheit and miles a hour, what can it all mean? At the top under 5 day forecast we have the world standard units "centigrade" and "kilometres per hour" and under Extended forecast we zip back in time to the 1800s and redundancy: farrenheit (f) and miles (m). This happened after 2012 09 18 and before 2012 09 28 12:42 so maybe they will change it back to real logical terms again. This is the place to make your comment. Use it or you loose it. Maybe?
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1294. caycecat
7:56 PM GMT on March 16, 2012
Sorry, think the new format is dreadful! Want my favourite cities on a sidebar, not running along the top. Reading the temperature, time at site is nearly impossible to find. Do wish you folks would leave alone things that are working perfectly. Or, develop a site for those nerds who always want to change something. Hate the new one!
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1293. AGD
9:14 PM GMT on February 28, 2012
It's truly amazing how hard many companies work to frustrate customers. In our case, this runs 27/7 on an old Thinkpad we keep near the door. "Classic" is still too busy - but it fits the screen (no scrolling required). The new version is nothing but nightmare :( Worse - try to remember that classic url if you need to access via a different machine (one lacking the proper bookmark). You are on your own (no link back on the new pages).

Minor quibbles? Each year at renewal - this issue comes up. If "they" can do this on a whim.....what else are they capable of? What else will they *tell* us we want?
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1292. goodsign
12:15 PM GMT on August 09, 2011
I love this,

"Please let us know what you think of the new design - it's all for your benefit so we hope you like it!", Reminds me of Nancy Pelosi talking about Obamacare. "Don't worry if it doesn't look right or you don't understand it, you'll see its for your own good."

This is what happens when people have a job that is unnecessary. They try to validate it by growing and changing their department so that it looks indispensable.

Good job people.
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1291. AGD
4:17 PM GMT on May 20, 2011
Wish it were easier to get back to the old site. I finally found the correct url so this machine with it's old bookmark could be returned to functinality.

99.9% of our use (not this machine) is from an old Thinkpad which we run 24/7. Your new display doesn't fit on that machine.

A pity. Because that "single screen" summary was your selling point - at least for us.

Hard to believe something as simple as a display format matters so much - but it does. About the only time we ever access other pages is when we need to activate the radar time lapse.

BTW, original thinkpad burnt up after 6.5 yrs of use. We have 4ea spares for that model....so our need for the old format ain't gonna change. When it disappears - so do we.
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1290. OGal
1:42 PM GMT on May 15, 2011

Shera, I think the defense is worried about Casey being found guilty of first degree murder and Ann Finnell's job is so serious. Ms Finnell is trying to make sure she gets a jury that would vote against the death penalty. So she does drag on too long sometimes. It will be interesting to see what happens on Monday. Everyday something else strange occurs......so the beat goes on.


comment kind of got put in the wrong place....sorry.

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1289. landa143
12:52 PM GMT on May 14, 2011
Here it is May, and I tried the "new"site for months. It really is amateur, and very difficult to read in comparison to the "old" site. All of my information is right in a good central focus with the classic site. just like coca cola, need to return to the classic, they never admitted to a mistake, they just went back...
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1288. eriksat1
2:54 PM GMT on March 21, 2011
This site is now terrible, looks like a 3rd grader built it. Bring back the old layout!
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1287. eriksat1
2:52 PM GMT on March 21, 2011
I new lay out is really bad I want the old layout back. This was a major screw up. I hate the new site look.
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1286. OGal
2:36 PM GMT on March 17, 2011


Have a happy St. Paddy's Day Tony. It is very, very green outside my window. I hope this beautiful green moves into you area real soon!
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1285. weatheringpoints
4:42 AM GMT on March 09, 2011
Looking for the older WU?

Replace www in the address with classic
Like this link:
http://classic.wunderground.com
Enter your zip code & set it for your Homepage or Bookmark it.

Or, Click On the Ruby Slippers and say, “There’s no place like Wundergound”


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1284. shariebeth
4:09 AM GMT on March 09, 2011
"Please let us know what you think of the new design - it's all for your benefit so we hope you like it!"

Please bring back the classic view. That had everything I wanted in plain sight on the top of the page.

To those yelling at those offering their opinions, please keep in mind that the opinions were asked for by wunderground.
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1283. brooker
7:33 PM GMT on March 07, 2011
I DO NOT LIKE THE NEW SITE AT ALL! IT LOST SOME OF MY FAVORITES, YES, IT DID! Since I'm older, I'm part of that notorious group of people who do like change, however, I do take pride in my attempts to adjust. This is not working. You guys did so much better with the classic.
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1282. leeduncan
4:29 PM GMT on March 02, 2011
I have little use for the "Improved" look.
As a bicyclist, the "classic" site gave me all the info I needed at one quick glance...Temp, wind, radar, and the next 4 days graphic. More detail on the forecast with one scroll down. Easy. Click on the favorite; page opens and 3 seconds later I have all the info I need. The new page requires scrolling and looking--no chance of a quick glance telling me what I want to know...
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1281. jarmentano
4:58 PM GMT on February 27, 2011
After almost a month. The new design is still is a big load of CRAP!

Get rid of the stuff that MOST users don't want or need.

Weather Events. Who cares about what is going on on the other side of the world (world extreme high temperature 2/26), about 2% of your users?

Weather Summary is also of little use to those of us who just want our own weather.

Does anyone at WU even read these posts?
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1280. Jonyhotdog1
3:14 PM GMT on February 24, 2011
Keep the classic site! It haseverything you need right there.
The new site is not very well done and whoever designed it does
Not seem to know what a weather person wants to know from a weather
Page. You had a great site site with the classic - don not play with it! Please
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1279. mlhartz
10:05 PM GMT on February 21, 2011
I've been trying to use the new page but it just takes too long to find the info I'm looking for. It also looks washed out and bland, like the printer was running out of ink and couldn't get bright colors.

I'm a pilot and really appreciate the classic site's ability to have the info I need right there.

I'll keep using the classic!
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1278. freak
7:50 PM GMT on February 16, 2011
Quoting Tazmanian:
i think you guys are being awful. with all the rude commets you are makeing if you dont like the new look then go back too the old one they work 2 years or more on this and they did a find job on it i would like too see one thing added too this and that is too make it too where you can connet too your facebook evere site this about have it too where you can blog with your facebook name i like too see some in added too this site


It may have taken them two years to get it done but it wasn't two years of work. It looks like some run-of-the-mill web site template to me. Let's hope that classic never goes away,
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1277. ParkerPark
9:00 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Quoting cubeboy:
Yikes! I just discovered what else disappeared when I stupidly clicked that "Close" button on the right side of the home page: the link to the Classic site, which I much prefer. How do I get it back? I see no way. Help!

And by the way: there seem to be TWO similar but separate groups of user comment pages! This post is #1200 or so, but my earlier post today was numbered in the 300's. What's going on?


Ok cubeboy, if you can get back here and read this, I'll try and explain for you.

First, these comments are part of a blog called WunderPress. You can find that listed under the 'blogs' tab. Blogs are usually listed in order of latest comments.

Secondly, once you get to the WunderPress blog, there are a number of entries, typically with different dates. The second to latest one is where most people are making comments regarding the new site, but this happens to be the THIRD to latest one, and is effectively abandoned...because everyone's being directed to the second to newest one when they see the 'what's new' link. Notice the latest blog entry for Wunderpress is about something else, and has fewer comments. Speaking of which, click on 'view comments' to see comments for a particular blog entry.

Lastly, the classic site is just a link that's different from the 'front door' of the new site. The link is:

http://classic.wunderground.com/

Go there and navigate to your city (put in zip code, whatever). Once you get to your location, just bookmark that page, and then you can go there forever. It also sounds like they're going to leave the classic site up indefinitely, so no worries, it'll be there.
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1276. PeaceRiverBP
8:53 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Quoting PeaceRiverBP:


Maybe this blog is being managed by the same people who redesigned the website. Whomever is working it, they are deleting my posts. I've posted about 4 times since WU changed it's format on Feb. 2 and including just now, about 15 minutes ago, and the post is now missing. What the heck?


So I'll put it back!!!

Quoting gtmp:
Also, I definitely vote for a Classic preference being re-enabled. My browser window is typically ~800x400. Amazingly when I open the site, NO ACTUAL WEATHER DATA IS SHOWING! Instead I only see window trimming -- headers, welcomes, tabs, ... Then I have to scroll to see what the actual weather is. What I want is to see all the basic info, which for me includes at least a 7-day forecast at a quick glance, and I'm willing to work harder to get to the other less frequently referenced data, like travel data, severe, world wx, etc.


Post from PeaceRiverBP 2/14/2011 3:16pm
This is a huge point and a big turn-off to so many who have used the Classic site for years. When one goes to a weather site and sees no weather information when the site opens up, at first there's surprise (am I on the wrong site?) dismay (what the @#&*!!! happened?) and annoyance (where the %^&*!!! IS the weather?!) it's rather like going to the gas station and having to wade through displays of undergarments, socks and suspenders to get to the pumps. It shouldn't have to be this hard to find what should be staring you in the face!

Some folks may have had fun designing the new site to look like every other ho-hum site on the Internet and I'm sure they made many house-payments while doing it, but what they really needed to do was make the site easier to navigate than before, not harder, more legible, not less and left the things that worked well alone. I didn't think the Classic WU really needed any change, but then I have noticed various changes in the last ten years since I started using WU and seen many wonderful things come about. This wasn't one of them. The new WU will need another redesign before it will come close to rivaling the efficient and effective display of information and features that the Classic WU has.
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1275. PeaceRiverBP
8:48 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Quoting cubeboy:
And by the way: there seem to be TWO similar but separate groups of user comment pages! This post is #1200 or so, but my earlier post today was numbered in the 300's. What's going on?


Maybe this blog is being managed by the same people who redesigned the website. Whomever is working it, they are deleting my posts. I've posted about 4 times since WU changed it's format on Feb. 2 and including just now, about 15 minutes ago, and the post is now missing. What the heck?
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1274. cubeboy
8:34 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
Yikes! I just discovered what else disappeared when I stupidly clicked that "Close" button on the right side of the home page: the link to the Classic site, which I much prefer. How do I get it back? I see no way. Help!

And by the way: there seem to be TWO similar but separate groups of user comment pages! This post is #1200 or so, but my earlier post today was numbered in the 300's. What's going on?
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1273. cubeboy
8:14 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
I guess I'm being overly critical, but I just fell into a nasty trap on the new site. There was a link called "Close" near the top right of the main page. I couldn't tell what it was supposed to do, so I clicked it -- big mistake! SOMETHING disappeared, but I couldn't tell what, and I saw no way to bring whatever it was back.

Well, I finally discovered that what disappeared was a line that had the link to these comments, called something like "See what's new on the site". So now I had no way to get to these comments (and give you the ongoing benefit of my infinite wisdom ;-)

Well, I started looking for the user comments; is it a blog? I guess not. Is it under "Contact Us? Nope. Etc etc for about 20 minutes. Well, i somehow finally found it, but I don't remember exactly how, and I don't know to get back here once I leave, AND I still see no way to get back the link on the main page that disappeared when I clicked "Close". Your system seems to remember that I clicked "Close", so leaving the site and returning doesn't help. Guess that'll teach me not to fool around.

I agree with many others that the new site is visually more attractive than the old, and it seems to have some content that wasn't there before. If only it wasn't so much @#$% trouble to use! Happy Valentine's Day!
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1272. sundog65
4:05 PM GMT on February 14, 2011
The Forecast section needs the % chance of precipitation included as the classic version has. I see 'Chance of rain' but not what the % chance of precipitation is.
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1271. Bushytails
1:08 AM GMT on February 14, 2011
The link on the "improved" version was pointed to a different posting, so no one is going to this one anymore.

--Bushytails
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1270. anonymous4now
7:12 AM GMT on February 12, 2011
Has there not been a post to this blog since post #1269 1:35pm February 8, 2011? Not hardly believable. What is weatherunderground doing?
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1269. CurlyDog
1:35 PM GMT on February 08, 2011
I apologize to the users who claimed the redesign was all about ad space. I pretty much ignored them - until I signed out, turned off Ad Muncher and surfed around both the new site and the classic sites of the free version. I now believe the primary intention of the new design was to pull the ads closer to the center of the screen.

Those of us who pay for the no-ad version get, in place of the ads, questionably relevant features like Global Events on the Local Weather page. They can't put weather information in the margins, where the ads are on the classic site, because that would attract attention from the ads - as well as making it more difficult to scan the weather information. They didn't use a beta version with user input during development because the users weren't who the redesign was for. Oh well . . . So it goes.

Another thing I just noticed - The fonts and background for the weather info are small and muted, but the ads are still large and bright.
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1268. Snotnoggin
5:43 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
I see that on the classic website page you have a link at the top right to the new website. How about putting a link on the top left of the new website to the classic website before those people who don't realize it's still there go away for good.

I've seen many posts where it seems people want to find another weather site because they don't realize they can still use the classic or they can't find a link to it.

Thanks!
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1267. Donem
3:29 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
The classic view still rocks. My favorites are all there on the left, the five day forecast visible on the right, my selected rapid update site between them. The new format requires all sorts of page changes and scrolling to reach information that's showing quite readily on the classic format. I'm not a fan at all.
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1266. jgsouthard
12:41 AM GMT on February 08, 2011
I've been a paid Weather Underground member for nine years and was a long-time user before that, but I'm now looking for other sites. I don't like the new format at all.

But I'd like to thank WU for listening to at least some of the feedback and adding the Extended Forecast tab under the Current Conditions section. That's a major improvement, and with that change I now think that there may be some hope for the new format if a few other issues are worked out.

I've now gotten something passably usable (barely) by opening the Extended Forecast tab and then collapsing everything else that is collapsible, e.g. Forecast, Nearby, Community, Travel & Activities, and Weather Stations. I don't normally want to see ANY of that stuff.

Here is my list of other things I'd like to see, in priority order:

1. Move "Nowcast" to the TOP of the Extended Forecast (7 Day) text. Having it at the bottom makes no sense at all.

2. Make Weather Events and Weather Summary collapsible. Those sections are totally worthless and take up valuable space on the right hand side. The fact that they are there at all is the best indication in my mind that WU got NO user feedback before they embarked on this change. Those sections do not belong on the main page at all, much less as locked sections that we can't move or collapse.

3. Replace the Weather Events and Weather Summary sections with the Radar and Maps section, or at least put Radar and Maps above them and make them collapsible.

4. Move the block called "Forecast" up the page, so that it is just below the first "Current Conditions" block but above the 7-day "Extended Forecast."

Basically, what I want to see at the top of the page is the summary of current conditions, the 5-day summary forecast icons, the 7-day forecast text (nowcast first), and the radar map.
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1265. ParkerPark
7:37 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
Goto the new page and click on the 'Classic View' link, or go here:

http://classic.wunderground.com/

Then you can navigate to whatever page you need and bookmark it.
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1264. TerraTrax
1:31 PM GMT on February 07, 2011
Hate it. Been using WU for years and it had most everything one could ask for at your finger tips. It was mentioned the Classic view is still up and running, so how does one get to it?
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1263. polarisman
12:17 AM GMT on February 07, 2011
Why do sites have to make night and day changes???? I get used to going directly where I want to go (without thinking). Now I have to take a lot of time to figure where I want to go and still am not sure. I don't have the patience for the new site.  DON'T FIX THINGS WHEN THEY AIN'T BROKE!!!!
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1262. snapper1d
10:35 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Keep the classic.Classic is a #10 and the new version is a #2.On the classic everything I want to see is all right there where I need it!!!!
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1261. jarmentano
9:06 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Just got this from WU support through e-mail:

Hello,
It has been a few days since the launch of our new site and we are still listening to all of your feedback. We ask for your patience as we continue to resolve a few bugs on the site.


Why did they not seek our input before they made changes.Or maybe the question should be, Which members did they talk to before they made these changes?

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1260. jarmentano
7:03 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
After almost a week on the new page, It still stinks. No matter how I try to adjust to it, there is still too much scrolling to find the data that I need at my fingertips. Please do not remove the link to the classic site. I have a feeling that many members are wishing this also. Maybe you should take a poll of your users to see where they stand.
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1259. turnuptheheat
6:57 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Funny, I came here to post about the exact same thing. I had also thought that the maps changed to the animated format, and that I could no longer click on individual states to bring up a list of cities in that state. But then I found the "Maps & Radar" link at the bottom of the page, and realized that it brought up the maps that I was used to (although a bit larger). So now it seems strange and confusing that these sections have the same "Maps & Radar" label. Seems like it would make sense for the first section to be labeled "Animated Maps & Radar" (or something like that), and the second section to be labeled "Regional Maps & Radar".

Anyway, it seems quite unrealistic to hope that the new site will get scrapped in favor of putting back the old site, esp. since the old site is still accessible via a "classic" link. Rather, it makes more sense to keep posting both positive and negative observations about the new site, so that the developers can improve it with each new revision. I for one like that an "Extended Forecast" tab was added to the "Current Conditions" page, in response to user feedback.
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1258. blown41
6:35 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
DAY 4....and the new and improved site still sucks canal water
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1257. arrowcatcher
4:58 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
Hi,
Am enjoying the new site and discovering all its features.

However, the initial map shown when clicking the "Maps & Radar" tab seems pretty useless.  The animation feature at least needs to be optional.  I'd much rather have a map where states or areas can be clicked to bring up tables of city information as on the former design.  Fortunately, to conveniently get the info I want I can go to the bottom of the page and click the "Maps & Radar" tab there.  I was alarmed until I discovered that the tabs at the top and bottom of the page bring up different maps, so I immediately scroll to the bottom of the page and ignore the big animated "Fronts" map.
Thanks, Jim








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1256. Ysharros
3:18 PM GMT on February 06, 2011
As long as you don't take away the classic format, I'm happy for you. Sadly I find the new format visually too washed out and informationally too spread out. Isn't there already a lite and a mobile version? Why do that to my desktop version too?

The classic version allows me to see instantly and at a glance what matters to me. The new version forces me to scroll. If I want to know the current temperature, I can look at my own thermometer -- what I can't do locally is know what kind of weather is approaching, and on the new view I have to scroll down a couple of screens to find that. I don't live in a big city and I don't need to see hourly forecasts; not everyone has the same needs! (Also, some of us happen to like data gluts. ;-))

If you guys love your new layout, that's fine and good. Just don't take away the view that some of us are not only used to but also happen to find well laid-out for our own needs. That said, I know how resistant to change a user (like me) can be, especially for a favourite site, so yes, I will give the new layout a try and in three months I'll probably wonder what ever bothered me about it.
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1255. witsmanc
11:32 AM GMT on February 06, 2011
The new format is a total mistake with very little flexibility. I am really disappointed. I used to have all my cities on the left. I could scroll down to the forecast map and see both the cities and the map. When I scroll down now it cuts off my cities. Also I can only see 5 cities with very limited information before I could see more cities and more stuff about the cities.Now on the left side is a blank white area where my cities used to be. Let us vote with the option to go back to the old format. I am looking for another homepage for my weather. I am really disappointed. These changes must of been made for advertisers not users, although I don't see it as better for them. I am really disappointed. I like change but I can not get the new format to look like I want. Where is the flexibility? I am really disappointed (did I already say that).
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1254. BCinAlaska
7:29 AM GMT on February 06, 2011
I don't like the new wunderground. All the information may be there, but the new site is cumbersome to use, and the first view of the home page doesn't give enough weather information. On the home page of classic wunderground I like being able to get an overview of U.S. and world weather before I choose the location for a detailed forecast. On the city forecast page of the classic site I like having so much detailed information available without having to scroll and dig. The new wunderground city forecast page has too much scrolling and clicking. Also there is no temperature dewpoint, station elevation, whether the barometric pressure is rising or falling, and the quickie forecast lacks predicted winds. I like all those features. In classic wunderground I also like being able on the city forecast page to access with 1 click wonderphotos of that location. Please don't retire the classic site. The new site does nothing for me.
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