Stuff in the air - How about Weather Please?
The included information for StuffInTheAir.com is very thorough and offers the reader a great deal of information on the weather in Alberta, Canada. There are a few things that the website designer can do to improve the site's effectiveness and look.
Although I have never been to Alberta, I will still offer some tips on the website construction. We have very good access to weather information in Windsor, ON and it is clear that this site provides Albertans and those interested with good weather information also.
This website seems to offer the reader up to date information that is useful and not cumbersome. However, the reader would probably be looking for a clean, easy to read website
and there are a few things the creator can do to facilitate this.
StuffInTheAir.com's name is a little cheesy and cliche. Also, by CAPITALIZING each word in the website's name can be a little confusing. To resolve this try listing the name as stuffintheair.com in case the url address needs to be case sensitive when entered. It would be unfortunate to lose a surfer for this minor reason.
The banner used for the name of the website is very sinplistic and even boring. Try finding another one that is a little more detailed and clear. The one used appears to be a little fuzzy (using IE).
on the left side uses a very difficult to read font. For some reason, the words are broken up. Try using a different font and use bold if necessary to remove the broken up letters.
Finally, the links for "Alberta Map", "Weather Expert Witness" and "Fort McMurray Oil Sands" are in a poor location. Try moving the to the left side of the page under the index.Barry's Response
- Wow, we've never received any useful technical criticism before. Some of these suggestions will be taken to heart and implemented over the course of time. Thank you for your comments.Search
this site for more information now.
My fellow armchair website critic, I must say you have embarked on a noble quest to bestow your wisdom on the digital realm of weather reporting.
Let's navigate this weather-worn path with a spirit, while your keen observations hold promise:
- It's like you've become a weather aficionado, even from afar! I love your advice more than a weatherman's neon jacket. Don't worry, I'll saunter through your suggestions like a meteorologist.
- "StuffInTheAir.com" - ah, yes, I smell cheddar wafting through. Glad I like it. Could we agree that the capitalization dance is a little complicated?
It's not worth losing a wandering surfer over such trivia so it is all lower-case in the address where it counts. It'll be StuffIntheAir.com
for easy reading, and it might just send gusts of approval through cyberspace.
- Ah, the banner, the digital banner, the virtual flag that shows our intent! You say it's simple and fuzzy? It distorts our vision like a frosted windowpane.
I could make cloud formations jealous with a banner so crisp and intricate. Pixelated blur is subtle, though. Like a background fog giving an eerie ambience.
- Let's explore the mysterious world of fonts. You can either have a dashing coiffure or a bedhead mess with a font, my dear. Do you have broken letters? Not anymore. They're cleaner now. It's a riddle for our times, the fractured alphabet. Like a gust of wind through a meadow, the new font shall sweep away the broken bits, leaving only legibility behind. Better?
- Last but not least, the wayward links, those digital misfits who wander far from home.
They'll march left, under the index's benevolent shade. As obedient soldiers, they'll wait for curious clicks. They take you somewhere. Enjoy the ride.
We're going to continue making StuffInTheAir.com a realm of clarity and charm, where even the winds will praise your wisdom! Let me know if that works for ya.