Redesign Update

By: Toby Skinner , 11:45 PM GMT on February 04, 2011

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It's been almost 3 days since the launch of the new site and as expected, we've had a huge amount of feedback from you all. We appreciate all of your comments - both the positive and negative - and rest assured that we are listening to each and every one of you. We would like to address some of the recurring concerns that have been raised:

How long will the classic site be available?
The classic site is not going anywhere. We will be running it alongside the new site but as we add new features and data the classic site will not benefit from these additions. For further reassurance, I can tell you that we are still running our Telnet site from back in 1992 before The Internet took over.

Why change for the sake of change?
We are one of the oldest sites on the Internet and this new site design is the first major overhaul of the user interface for 16 years. The fact that we have had one overhaul in 16 years demonstrates that we do not 'change for the sake of change'. We have added so much data and so many new products over the years that we simply had to re-organize the architecture of the site. Also, we appreciate how much our loyal users love the appearance of the classic site, but for visitors less familiar with it, the brand impression was not always so positive. We have conducted research that showed that many people did not trust the weather data on the classic site because of its dated appearance. Of course our existing users remain our number one priority and these changes are designed to enhance your experience - but to continue to be here and provide you with our unique quality of data then we have to appeal to a wide audience.

I can't find data on the city forecast page?
The number one rule that we set ourselves when looking at the city forecast page was that absolutely no data could be taken away from our users. The focus of the redesign was to instantly surface as much data as possible for our users - but with a layout that doesn't feel like such a data overload. Despite its cleaner appearance, there is in fact more data available on the city forecast page than before, without having to click to a new page.

Why has the 5-day Forecast been moved further down the page?
We understand that some users are not happy about having to scroll down to the 5-day forecasts. We introduced the 'at a glance' data at the top of the page so you can see what weather is heading your way over the next 36 hour period. We could not keep everything at the top of the page but please note that the new city forecast page is more customizable for users with the collapsible functionality of the content sections. In response to many requests, we have just launched a new tab next to the radar image on the city forecast page that will give you the 7-day text forecast in one piece at the top of the page. If you click on this new tab, it will remain the default for your next visit.

Why did we launch the new site during major storms?
We had planned the re-launch for Groundhog Day for several months and we unfortunately could not have anticipated the level of severe weather activity that far in advance.

Are we 'going to do a Facebook' and keep changing the interface?
Again, this is the 1st overhaul of the site for 16 years. If you've used wunderground.com for a while you know that we are constantly making small changes to improve the site and this will continue on the new site. I can't promise that we won't redesign the site in 2017.....!

You can still go to your settings page and view both fahrenheit and degrees - it still needs some work integrating with the new site - we're working on it!

We will continue to listen to all of your feedback as we move forward with the new user interface. Ultimately, our focus is on delivering the most reliable and in-depth weather information - you can choose which version of the site you wish to view the data on.

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698. lindalaughs
8:09 PM GMT on July 22, 2014
Sincerely abhor the new site. Took forever to load and then did not open to my weather station, and when I did get there, it does not show the humidity level and to some of us; for health reasons, this is important. Also, you say that classic wunderground will not be supported after Nov. 18th. This is absurd! The classic is the best! The rest of your so called improvements are far from being improved in any way, shape, or fashion. If it aint broke, why fix it??
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697. Juanold
3:17 AM GMT on June 04, 2014
Your new site format is great. I like the optional ten day overlapping graphs of forecast weather features with the time bar displaying data values. The graphic display of forecast data is intuitively designed - a very cool user interface that won't please everyone but I'm betting the majority of users find refreshing. I do agree with other comments however - give these updates your best shot and then concentrate any near future updates on errors or omissions. Thanks,
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696. buckley108
9:51 PM GMT on May 12, 2014
The new site looks like a dog’s dinner. There is too much on one page, with no separation of the different aspects of information being displayed. In the old wunderground site, everything was in neat and discreet boxes, so you could see at a glance what you were looking for. Now your eyes have to search the page to find it. This is hard work. There is an overuse of bright colour, which detracts from clarity.
Also, there are things heading off in different directions. For example, in the old site, the favourites across the top scrolled across the top. Now, you only have a limited number across the top and the remainder are in a drop down menu. So if you have many favourites, as I do, this makes accessing most of them more difficult.
On the forecasting side, wunderground used to excel at forecast amounts of rainfall. Now it hardly seems to bother. “Chance of precipitation” alone is a meaningless concept which conveys nothing whatsoever about the real possibility of significant rain. Because wunderground is still using the same forecasting programme as before, it seems bizarre that rainfall forecasts have been dropped.
My overall conclusion on this new site is “Must try harder!”.
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695. speedycactus
4:40 AM GMT on April 30, 2014
Absolutely horrid redesign...where to begin?

Too many tabs and menus, rendering the site exceedingly slow. Crashed my browser numerous times on a brand new i7 Intel with 16Gb memory. The history calendar has those too-large colored bars, and small parameters which makes the calendar distracting and unreadable. While viewing the "Nearby Weather Stations" table, can no longer sort by Temp, Wind, Type or other parameters.
Takes far too long to view yesterday's weather (or last week's, etc)...way too many clicks and key presses, and the page takes forever too load.
Do I sound like a curmudgeon? Sorry, don't even like the logo (looks like someone putting out a fire!)

As a PWS owner, I like and appreciate what you guys and gals do, but I consider the site update an epic fail. Good luck!
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694. PistolPete
5:46 AM GMT on April 16, 2014
Ugggggggg
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693. PistolPete
5:41 AM GMT on April 16, 2014
The daily solar radiation and UV graphs seem to have disappeared. Can they be found somewhere?
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692. Proguy
3:04 AM GMT on April 01, 2014
I have been with WU since it's inception, I am extremly upset that they have removed the classic view, it is simple, forthright, everything on one page including the current view of each of my favoritie cities, radar, all current information in one clean easy to read format. Please get it back up. Don't make the same stupid mistake that the weather channel did when they updated their site to this childish, idiot format. I don't hardly ever watch the weather channel anymore because it's so devoid of any detailed maps or graphics like accuweather has.
Member Since: January 29, 2005 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
691. makettles
1:55 AM GMT on February 06, 2014
My membership just expired. Why should I renew it if the site (both old and new) is no longer user friendly and doesn't work properly even after months of your tinkering with it?? On top of everything, I don't trust Paypal any more. Are you people trying to ruin your reputation, or are you just incompetent?
Member Since: August 31, 2011 Posts: 0 Comments: 0
690. newsabotage
9:56 PM GMT on October 15, 2012
Thank you gcapalbo for your sensible comments on the changes made by WU to their site. Perhaps you are unaware that they have made the changes so that advertising which is not yet implemented will be more effective - once clients are trained to be "used to scrolling up and down". The germans have done the same on their email sites and it makes life much more difficult in a pitiful attempt to "make a buck".

Sadly WU are STILL fiddling with the old "classic" version in order to make it month by month more and more difficult to use. They have stopped showing us the temperature in all our favourite places at the side - this also has to be clicked on specially (and thus provides them with "more clicks" and the illusion of getting more potential advertising revenue while insulting the intelligence of faithful users).

Please continue with the only way forward - criticism and indication of people who are doing it better - when WU screws up then they have no excuse for continuing their screw-up - they KNOW now that this "adjustment" is not effective, and so should concentrate on doing something else in order to make their money - not pester the ordinary user by making things more difficult for him.

Your suggestion I quote

"voting with their clicks elsewhere.

For me, that's http://www.weatherspark.com -- an actual innovative interface that graphically shows me radar, weather trends, chance of precipitation, cloud cover, temperature (actual v. predicted) graphically, at a glance, for many days in a row, and I don't have to click anything, I didn't have to watch a video to explain how to use it, and why it was done.





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is a sign that I am not the only one to notice the game that is being used.

Take a look at the new Nobel Prize winners announced today (2012 10 15 23:54 GMT) - do they interest themselves for something as trivial as making bucks? They are looking at how to get the product to the people - something WU should think about again, if they want to survive another few years.



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689. Scubadaddy
3:34 PM GMT on June 13, 2012
Where are the forecast prog charts? I want to see where the fronts, L's & H's are forecast to be.
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688. GeorgiaStormz
4:46 PM GMT on March 01, 2012
A year later!!
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687. LarryD
12:29 AM GMT on January 17, 2012
I like the old format better and have kept using it. But now I see that the hourly forcast for each day has been disabled. Where is the promised support for the old site?
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686. stanqaz
6:49 AM GMT on January 03, 2012
Sorry, hate the new interface as it just doesn't work for me. Guess you are not going to fix it so all I can do is not renew my subscription.

Keeping the old interface but with no updates for new features wasn't a good enough option to deserve a renewal.
Member Since: October 14, 2005 Posts: 0 Comments: 1
685. PitBoss
3:35 AM GMT on August 20, 2011
***JUGGLIN TOO***
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684. PitBoss
3:33 AM GMT on August 20, 2011
***STILL TAPPIN***
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683. PitBoss
9:02 PM GMT on August 13, 2011
GUESS IM THE ONLY DINGALING STILL WAITING TO SEE IF WEATHER UNDERGROUND WIL RESPOND TO OUR CONCERNS...LOL...OHHH WELL...BEEN ONLY 6 MONTHS...MAYBE THEY WILL IN TIME...ANYHOO GOT NUTTIN BETTER TO DO...***TAPPIN FOOT WITH ARMS CROSSED***
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682. goodsign
12:59 PM GMT on August 09, 2011
I love this world view,

"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. I've done this myself.

Fortunately Wunderground has some pretty good competition, especially from some of the small wx sites all over the net. Hope this reminds them they can always be replaced. If only we could remind the National Weather Service that they could be replaced.
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681. PitBoss
6:09 PM GMT on August 03, 2011
WELL SAID "ONE DAY" I GOTTA REPLY TO THIS AN HAVE THE LAST WORD TOO..LOL LOL LOL....BUT SERIOUSLY..."ONE DAY" IS RIGHT...THE OLD CLASSIC SITE HAD ADS...THAT WERE CLEVERLY PLACED...SO IT DIDNT INTERFERE WITH YOUR VIEWING THE FORECAST...THE WHOLE WEATHER SITE WAS EASY TO READ...THE NEW SITE IS FREAKIN HORRIBLE! THE LAST TIME I LOOKED AT IT....(SEVERAL MONTHS AGO)...IT HAD THESE BIG GLARING HUGE ADS ON THE RIGHT....THAT SQUEEZED THE WEATHER FORECAST INTO A TIGHT COLUMN...AN THAT I HATED....BESIDES THE WHOLE GENERAL LAYOUT TOO....BUT ILL STICK AROUND AS LONG AS THEY KEEP THE CLASSIC SITE GOING...WEATHER UNDERGROUND WILL LOSE ALL THEIR VIEWERS IF THEY GET RID OF IT...HOPE THEY KNOW THAT....BE WELL COOL WEATHERHEADS....
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680. OneDay
11:37 PM GMT on July 24, 2011
Update to my last post...maybe venting a little, maybe hoping to be seen and heard... My renewal date has come and gone and I clicked the link to renew just to see if the cost had changed from $5. Didn't even get that far since you guys use paypal now and I didn't want to mess with it since I don't have any inclination to renew.

The classic site is just fine with the ads. The only thing I miss is the 40 frames of radar and I can get that elsewhere. So I guess I'm saying that I am voting with my pocketbook and my mouse clicks.

THIS

Is

OneDay

fading

away.

 

farewell

old

friend............
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679. PitBoss
6:05 PM GMT on July 18, 2011
ONE REALLY REALLY LAST COMPLAINT...(GOTTA HAVE THE LAST WORD...LOL...)I JUST REREAD THE POST ON TOP FROM WEATHER UNDERGROUND...FROM FEB. 4(THE ONE THEY NEVER UPDATED TO ADDRESS OUR CONCERNS)AN WHERE THEY SAY...."WE HAVE CONDUCTED RESEARCH AN IT SHOWED THAT PEOPLE DIDNT TRUST THE WEATHER INFO. FROM THE CLASSIC SITE...BECAUSE OF ITS OUTDATED APPEARANCE" IS PURE BAHOOEY! THE REAL REASON THEY CAME UP WITH THE NEW SITE...WAS TO ENLARGE THE ADS AN SELL MORE ADVERTISING...I UNDERSTAND THEY NEED ADS TO HELP OUT WITH COSTS...BUT AT LEAST BE HONEST ABOUT IT WITH YOUR LONG TIME FAITHFUL PEOPLE...HOPE THEY DO AWAY WITH THE NEW SITE AN GO BACK TO THE CLASSIC FOR GOOD....JUST LIKE "OLD COKE" STILL REIGNS SUPREME..."CLASSIC" RULES!....LATER WEATHERHEADS....
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678. PitBoss
9:00 PM GMT on July 17, 2011
GUESS ILL BE THE LAST ONE TO OFFICIALLY CRAB..LOL...BUT SERIOUSLY...I WISH WEATHER UNDERGROUND WOULD COME BACK TO THIS BLOG AN COMMENT ON ALL THE SUGGESTIONS...AN IM STILL HAPPY THAT THEY KEPT THE OLD CLASSIC SITE..BUT WHEN ITS GONE...SO AM I...THE NEW SITE IS FREAKIN HORRIBLE..THE WAY ITS LAID OUT....SO HARD TO READ IT...(TRIED TO GET USED TO IT BUT I CANT)JUST HOPE THEY LEARN A LESSON FROM THE "NEW COKE" SAGA SO MANY YEARS AGO..."WHEN YOU HAVE A WINNING COMBINATION LIKE THE OL CLASSIC SITE...LEAVE IT ALONE"...BE WELL WEATHERHEADS...
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677. OneDay
3:04 PM GMT on July 05, 2011
I'd like to echo some sentiments - since the switch in February I've not utilized the new site and I even spend quite a bit less time on the classic site. I've been a paid member since 2005 (or '06?), emailed many other people free memberships, and told several others about the site. (I am the resident weather geek in my circle of friends.)

When the opportunity comes around for me to re-up my membership next month I most likely will not and I will transition to gathering my information from other resources. The move to the new site was poorly handled in my estimation as there was very little consideration given to the rabid fan base you had created with the original wunderground and its subsequent improvements.

I've been hoping you guys would acknowledge some missteps in all this but it has not happened, even in the face of the data to back it up. If you want to go big, go corporate, appeal to a wider audience, then so be it and I'm excited to be able to say I was there early on. But the only way that is going to work is if you do it right - don't discourage your core users and acknowledge your errors.

I sincerely wish wunderground.com the best of luck.
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676. Chaotic42
5:50 AM GMT on June 12, 2011
Quoting bquillin:
As a long-time paid user, I hate to say it, but when the classic site goes away so do I.

I agree. I've tried to like the new design, but I just can't. If they drop classic, I'm bailing.
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675. zakz
1:53 AM GMT on May 12, 2011
Why did the favicon change for the classic site? I went to my Firefox bookmarks and couldn't find my bookmark for Weather Underground for a minute since the new favicon was totally unrecognizable. Nothing like a white "rainbow" to create brand recognition :(.

I ended up having to find and install a Firefox add-on to let me change back the favicon and also find a site that still had a copy of the old favicon. The icons in the tabs still the new one, but at least I can find my bookmarks now.
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674. drj10526
6:40 PM GMT on May 10, 2011
Forget the new site. I can't even say i like it because it does not work. The maps DO NOT ANIMATE on my New Imac, Old Imac, iphone and iPad. i use iWund.com more than the main site now.

I have sent a message go no response and saw no change.

YOU HAVE GONE FROM A SITE THAT WAS BASED ON INFORMATION AND MADE IT "THE NEW WEATHER CHANNEL".

Read the blog, TWC is bashed on here for being a unreliable cookie cutter site. Nowhere can you get good info on their site. You had them beat in every way and surrendered your lead.

I have been a member for a long time and i have noticed that my time spent on your site is WAY, WAY, WAY DOWN.

Please do not get rid of the classic site, i hate to think of all the loyal members you will loose.

If classic disappears you instantly become just another accuweather or TWC. Useless and surrounded by your peers.
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673. papasoper
11:36 AM GMT on May 07, 2011
Quoting robinmatthews:
Well I keep checking back hopefully, but no satisfaction so far. The "settings" just do not work... setting "Units" to "Both" actually sets it to "English" -- that is poor old Fahrenheit, which of course the English no longer use. Setting this to "Celsius" does work, so I am set to that now. But I did enjoy having both! And if you have decided not to provide "Both" then for goodness sake take it out of the dropdown.

Please do restore the ability to see both F and C. This is a helpful option for those of us think F, but travel to countries where they talk C (pretty much the rest of the world).
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672. gcapalbo
12:23 PM GMT on May 06, 2011
Three months out, even with 'improvements' the updated website still is inferior.

I am not resistant to change, a curmudgeon, luddite, or wont to complain-- but you've absolutely destroyed the value that wunderground had for me, and this was always the best and first place I would go to for weather.

There's still less data visible, the fonts are still harder to read, I still have to navigate to find the things that are on the 'classic' view in one glance-- I have tried to use the new site, but am always finding it useless.

I am totally annoyed that none of the actual good things you are working on in the backend -- microclimate forecasts will ever be in the 'classic' view. I still send you weather data, but am not as motivated to maintain this now.

For example, you trumpeted that you'd been 'listening' to us-- and put the hourly detail back in the 5 day on the new site ... on classic, this is a link for each day, on 'new' there's one link to today, and I need an extra click to see another day.

EVERYTHING is like this on the new site-- harder to read, requires more work and more time-- it's a total disaster. I'm annoyed every time I look at it, and therefore, do not.

According to Alexa, your traffic ranking has dropped 100 places in the last 3 months -- people are obviously voting with their clicks elsewhere.

For me, that's http://www.weatherspark.com -- an actual innovative interface that graphically shows me radar, weather trends, chance of precipitation, cloud cover, temperature (actual v. predicted) graphically, at a glance, for many days in a row, and I don't have to click anything, I didn't have to watch a video to explain how to use it, and why it was done.





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671. bquillin
10:03 PM GMT on April 02, 2011
As a long-time paid user, I hate to say it, but when the classic site goes away so do I. I like progress, but the new site does not offer a quick read on the weather conditions. The classic offers it all at the top. It reminds me of the "New Coke" a few years ago. If you recall, so few liked it that the classic came back by popular demand.
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670. PitBoss
7:38 PM GMT on March 17, 2011
HMM...GUESS THIS BLOG IS DEAD AN GONE...MAY IT REST IN PEACE...I JUST CANT HELP IT THOUGH... *ONE MORE CRAB*...OHH PRETTY PLEASE!!! TANK YU....OK....HERE IT GOES......"GUESS THE WEATHERGROUND ISNT GONNA RESPOND AGAIN TO OUR CONCERNS RAISED HERE"...OK.....ITS OUT...I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER...(PHEW)...NO MORE CRABBIN...BE WELL WEATHERHEADS AN RIDE THAT RAINBOW ALWAYS... ;0)
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669. origamich
1:42 PM GMT on March 10, 2011
Someone at WU might have heard this already, but nothing has been done about it yet:

In the new WU: sign in, go to Member Settings, Page Preferences, set Units to Both and press Save Preferences. Then look at some cities and see that what you just saved has changed nothing - temps are NOT displayed in both fahrenheit and celsius. Go back to the Settings page and note that it no longer says Both.

In Classic WU: sign in, go to Member Settings, Page Preferences, set Units to Both and press Save Preferences. Then look at some cities and see that temps are displayed in both Fahrenheit and Celsius, as you requested. Thank you! Go back to the Settings page and note that it still says Both. But now sign out, clear your cookies, and sign in. Note that your settings have been retrieved and used, but temps are NOT displayed in both F and C. Go to the Settings page and note that Units says English, which is NOT what you previously saved.

Please, WU coders, when you save our settings, would you save ALL our settings, including our selection of Fahrenheit, Celsius or Both. Why offer us the choice if you're not going to honor it? You said "The number one rule that we set ourselves when looking at the city forecast page was that absolutely no data could be taken away from our users."

Thank you.
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668. PitBoss
9:49 PM GMT on March 07, 2011
HMM...GUESS ILL BE THE LAST TO WRITE ON THIS BLOG....I SHOULD COME BACK WITH THE HANDLE "OL CRAB" FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING IM DOIN.. SHINE ON WEATHERHEADS...ADIOS... DADDY LOVES YA... ;0)
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667. PitBoss
4:45 PM GMT on March 07, 2011
ACKKK...PARKERS GROWING HORNS AN A TAIL *RUNNIN* >>>>>>>>>>>>
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666. ParkerPark
4:34 PM GMT on March 07, 2011
Bump. Burning the unlucky comment number...
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665. PitBoss
2:33 AM GMT on March 07, 2011
HUH...THANKS FOR THE LINKS CURLY...I THINK WERE THE ONLY TWO WHO BOOKMARKED THIS BLOG AN CAN TALK ON IT..LOL...(TILL W.U. ERASES IT)...BUT...I READ YUR STORIES...WHAT I THOUGHT...FIRST THING THAT HIT ME WHEN I SAW THE NEW WEATHER SITE...WAS THE BIG, HUGE, NEW ADS ON THE RIGHT...AN EVERYTHING ELSE LIKE THE 5 DAY DAY FORCAST GOT SHOVED DOWN THE PAGE..CUZ IT WAS NARROWED...THAT JUST RUINED THE NEW WEATHER PAGE AN SOURED ME ON THE CRAP THEY WERE SAYING....ABOUT..."THEY REDESIGNED IT TO GIVE US MORE INFO" BULL..IT WAS TO SELL MORE ADS...I JUST WISH THEY WERE HONEST TO START WITH....AN YES..I REALIZE THEY NEED ADS TO HELP OUT WITH THE COSTS AN THATS FINE...BUT ON THE CLASSIC PAGE...THEY WERE CLEVERLY INSERTED...WHERE...THEY REALLY DIDNT INTERFERE WITH YUR VIEWING THE PAGE...YOU COULD READ YUR WEATHER AN THEY HAD THEIR ADS THEIR...YOU HAD THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS...BUT THE NEW PAGE IS HORRIBLE...LET ALONE THE BIG NEW ADS..THE WASHED OUT COLORS AN GRAPHICS ARE TERRIBLE TOO... :0( (I MIGHT AS WELL WRITE AN ESSAY..THIS BLOG WILL BE DELETED SOON...LOL...)
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664. CurlyDog
12:24 AM GMT on March 07, 2011
Quoting PeaceRiverBP:
Hmmmm! For those of us who have been speculating what WU's new design is all about! http://www.adotas.com/2011/02/wunderground-redesi gn-woos-advertisers/
From my own post on PeaceRiverBP's blog:
You can follow some of the advertising tracking information through the link on the bottom of most WU pages:  - http://classic.wunderground.com/about/adinfo.asp      
 - http://www.wunderground.com/about/adinfo.asp      
 - or through the Quantcast site itself:  http://www.quantcast.com/top-sites-1
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663. PitBoss
10:01 PM GMT on March 06, 2011
OK...THANKS FOR THE ADVICE CURLY..ILL TRY THIS...I BASICALLY KNOW ONE WAY TO BOOKMARK AN STICK TO IT LIKE A OL STICK IN THE MUD INSTEAD OF TRYIN NEW THINGS..LOL..BUT I WISH W.U. DID THIS NEW SITE THING IN REVERSE..I WISH THEY KEPT THE CLASSIC SITE AS THE DOMINANT MAIN SITE...AN PUT A LINK TO THE NEW SITE ON THE CLASSIC PAGE...SO.....ALL OUR OLD LINKS OPEN TO THE CLASSIC...AN FOR THE PEEPS WHO WANT TO USE THE NEW SITE...(WITH THE BIGGER ADS ON THE RIGHT....GRR) FINE...THEN LET THEM....EVERYONES HAPPY...BUT I HOPE WEATHER UNDERGROUND SAYS SUMTIN SOON ABOUT THE RECENT GOING ONS..HOPE THERE NOT TEED OFF AN REMOVED THE LINKS CUZ THEIR HOT... :0(
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662. CurlyDog
7:56 PM GMT on March 06, 2011
@PitBoss - Instead of bookmarking each site, have you tried listing them as favorites?  In Your opening local weather page input each location you want, and when there click the link to the far right of the city name "Add to My Favorites".  When you refresh or open again it will be added to your list of favorites in the left sidebar on classic or at the top in the new site.  You can then switch to that location with a click and need only one bookmark to access WU with access to all your locations. - Favorites will appear in both classic and new sites regardless of which site you established them in. - NOTE:  In the new site you can establish a home site to open in by clicking the house icon next to the location name.  Clicking the star icon will list it as a favorite.
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661. PitBoss
7:27 PM GMT on March 06, 2011
FORGOT TO SAY...AN MY LAST COMMENT....YEAH..CURLYS RIGHT...FOR ALL THE MEMBERS WHO WANT THE CLASSIC LINK TO OPEN AGAIN TO THEIR AREA OF WEATHER....YOU GOTTA GO TO THE CLASSIC SITE..AN REENTER YUR ZIPCODE...AN WHEN THAT OPENS...BOOK MARK IT INTO YUR FAVORITES AN YUR BACK IN BIZ...CLASSIC SITE WILL OPEN TO YUR AREA OF WEATHER...LIKE IT USED TO....BUT WHAT A PAIN..I HAVE LIKE 20 OTHER WEATHERSITES...AROUND THE COUNTRY...BOOKMARKED...AN NOW THEY ALL OPEN TO THE NEW SITE..I HAVE TO GO BACK TO EVERY SINGLE ONE AN REENTER THE ZIP AN BOOKMARK IT AGAIN TO GET IT TO OPEN TO THE CLASSIC VIEW...I THINK THIS NEW SITE WILL GO THE WAY OF "NEW COKE" WE ALL REMEMBER WHAT A DISASTER THAT WAS...LESSON..."DONT FIX SUMTIN THAT ISNT BROKE"....SHINE ON WEATHERHEADS...
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660. PitBoss
7:19 PM GMT on March 06, 2011
THANK YOU CURLY FOR THE CLASSIC VIEW LINK..I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY W.U. TOOK IT OFF THE NEW SITE PAGE AFTER THEY SAID THERE GONNA KEEP THE CLASSIC SITE AROUND...HOW CAN OTHER MEMBERS FIND THE CLASSIC SITE NOW?? NOT TO MENTION THAT THE LINK TO THIS BLOG IS GONE TOO...IM ONLY ON IT CUZ I SAVED AN BOOKMARKED THE LINK...HOPE WEATHER UNDERGROUND BRINGS BACK THE CLASSIC LINK AN THIS BLOG LINK FOR OTHER MEMBERS AN ISSUES A NEW STATEMENT ADDRESSING OUR CONCERNS......BE WELL EVERYONE...
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659. MrAmazing1
1:49 AM GMT on March 06, 2011
I am thinking this new set cuts way down on there bandwidth however this new design is no where close to the old plus they have removed the link to the classic site. I have really tried to like this new site however it is just not getting it done for me.
Thanks CurlyDog for the link.
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658. redagainPatti
1:02 AM GMT on March 06, 2011
What can I do when I log in from my I-phone?
typing in the classic does not work as I get redirected to the new layout
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657. CurlyDog
10:04 PM GMT on March 05, 2011
CLASSIC SITE:  http://classic.wunderground.com/Please go to this link and bookmark it as you would any website you wish to visit regularly.  If you wish to open on your own local weather page, enter your zip code first, then bookmark it.
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656. scara36
8:40 PM GMT on March 05, 2011
What happened to Classic? They said it was going to stay, right? I can't find the link anymore....does anyone know where they may have moved it?
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655. kjc4043
5:32 PM GMT on March 05, 2011
Maybe I'm crazy, but the "Classic" mode has either been eliminated or in a different place. How do I view now in Classic mode. This new one does not do it for me.

I am a "paying" customer, perhaps I won't renew the subscription. Poor design for the new view.
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654. JimInKS
10:36 AM GMT on March 04, 2011
I also dislike the new design for most of the reasons everyone else has voiced. If the PayPal comments are true then I will also not be renewing. I mostly pay to support the site, as I run adblock, so don't see any ads anyway. All recent displays are WIDE SCREEN. It drives me nuts the 'new and improved' version wastes all that space. Especially Wundermap.

I have tried to like the new site, but I guess I will be changing the links from our website (http://ccmcks.org/weather) to point to the classic site.

If you want the site to look more modern here are my suggestions for changing the classic site. I assume you are using style sheets so this ought to take, at most, a few hours to do.

Change the color scheme to more modern, pastel colors. Primarily ditch the bright blue. You still need a decent contrast, just don't use so many primary colors.

Update the graphics. The top priority should be the logo. I have never liked it.

There, you are done.

Take a look at Accuweather. I really like the LARGE bold layout. And, very nice graphics!
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653. hokiehurley
10:45 PM GMT on March 03, 2011
Agreed, the new site is awful.
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652. kencaine
8:21 PM GMT on March 03, 2011
I do not like the new site either, I have tried.

My biggest complaint is that we must now scan up and down for information and not left to right. The eye is trained to read left to right not up and down. The classic site is designed left to right which is easier to read and ascertain the data quickly, it's more natural.

Long Live The Classic!
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651. PitBoss
6:02 PM GMT on March 03, 2011
WHEN WILL WEATHER UNDERGROUND POST A NEW RESPONSE TO OUR CONCERNS?? ARE THEY EVEN READING THIS BLOG OR CARE AT ALL?? I THINK THEY CARE MORE ABOUT SELLING ADS ON THE NEW SITE THAN THEIR LOYAL FANS...
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650. Bunglemassive
5:00 AM GMT on March 03, 2011
If it works don't fix it. Your new Website is a load of Bollox.

I will be looking elsewhere for my Weather now, shame because I loved this site before.
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649. Racephoto
7:18 PM GMT on March 02, 2011
The new site is horrible. Why fix something that was not broken. You went from the best site on the internet to the worst site. Even the photos that are being posted has dropped off drasticly. Now I can not even find the link for the classic site. Please bring back the classic site. I'm sure your advertizers are not happy with the new site.
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648. CurlyDog
6:43 PM GMT on March 02, 2011
Quoting whatdis:
What happened to the daily forcast broken up by hours?

"View Detailed Hourly Forecast" link is near the bottom left of the Forecast module - a short scroll down on the Local Weather page.
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