Click “Read more” for how we’re improving the site soon.
We’ve taken on board your feedback over the past few months and are pleased to bring you an enhanced WeatherWatch.co.nz very soon. This will include a far better layout along with the top several news stories in one box (no need to scroll down the page). It will also have a better photo gallery at the bottom of the page, no longer cluttering up the news section.
The national highs will be placed in their own section and less news stories placed on the front page – again to reduce clutter and make it easier to find what you’re looking for. We’re also widening the page to make it more user friendly for widescreen monitors.
The page will keep its traditional blue and white look. We hope to have the upgraded site up and running in the next couple of weeks – and as always would appreciate your feedback!
The Weather Watch Team
on 17/05/2009 6:04am
Phil, I have said this to you before, “Keep it Simple”
Keep what we are used to lightning detector must stay.
Keep the site Simple, No clutter and No advertising. Weather News only.
thank you Diana
on 17/05/2009 6:10am
Don’t worry Diana, we aren’t dropping the Lightning Detector. We’re just adding "most recent stories" to the top of the page so you don’t have to scroll down to try and find them – they’ll be right there when the page first opens then you click on the story you want.
We’re keeping it simple and clutter free – we do have to get a couple of advertisers but we need them to help grow the site and make better products for you – and charge you nothing to see them!
We hope the site will be up and running at the start of June – and if you have any feedback on the new look page once it’s up and running you can always let us know,
on 9/05/2009 12:02am
I would like to see a much larger weather map with a projected forecast under the map & less coment on whats happening around the country..
on 17/05/2009 5:53am
But it is the comments that make this site stand above the rest. The comments would help give forecasters an idea of what is happening in real time i would imagine. It would be very silly to drop the commenting.
on 6/05/2009 8:02pm
Well. you know, I actually like it the way it is…I’m a great believer in “if it’s working, leave it alone”…
And, if the “new look” doesn’t work, we can always go back to the old way, can’t we? Can’t we? Please…….
on 6/05/2009 8:17pm
The new look really isn’t that different to what we have now….just instead of one long page of news stories we have the headlines of the main stories. Any change takes adjusting to but all the basic looks of the site stay exactly the same.
The site is ‘working’ as you say, but common feedback says that some stories are a bit hard to find…this way the most recent stories at all in one section. Of course if, over time, you don’t like the new site you can email us your thoughts/suggestions. The upcoming changes are all based on feedback.
The WW team
on 5/05/2009 7:24am
Hey Phil this is a great site and my Apple laptop is ready for your changes… Updating my cell phone to a I-Phone so can use internet and can follow this site more often…
Hope Northcote freezes this weekend
on 5/05/2009 8:09am
I agree with Andrew. This is a great site.
Can’t wait to see it all revamped.
Wild horses couldn’t drag me away.
Keep up the excellent work.