BBC Weather update: adding colour to temperatures
Colours added to temperatures on the new BBC Weather site
A few weeks ago my colleague Liz Howell talked about how we came to launch the new BBC Weather site.
Since it went live we have been continuing to read and digest user feedback. One of the biggest requests has been to restore the temperature colours in the forecast, so we made a change earlier this week to add colour to some of the temperatures along similar lines to the old site.
This actually seems to address two separate issues: some users have told us they don't so much read the temperature numbers as absorb the colour, while others have mentioned how nice it is to just have some more colour on the page.
Looking ahead, many users have commented on how the place names on the maps obscure too much of the weather graphics and how it would be good to be able to turn them off. We are working on that feature now.
Following that, we are working on the priority of various other changes including improvements to saving locations, making the maps load more smoothly and introducing a proper interactive map. The maps work in particular is technically challenging but we continue to listen to what is important to our users and will continue to deliver the improvements that we are being asked for.
Peter Deslandes is Head of Product, BBC Weather