BBC Weather update: making detailed weather more visible on maps
Location labels on maps can be turned off to expose detailed weather patterns
The BBC Weather website was recently relaunched after a public beta. Senior Designer Mel Seyer has explained the UX journey and Jeremy Tarling has described some elements of the new technical architecture.
Last week I blogged about how we added colour to some of the temperatures on the site.
I'm pleased to say that we have been able to make one more change in time for Christmas: users can now turn the map labels off should they want to have a clearer view of the weather patterns. This certainly helps when looking at the whole country, where more information is shown in a smaller space and the labels can get in the way.
Amongst other work, we will continue to make ongoing improvements covering features like maps and saving favourite locations. We also begin work on a new mobile site in the New Year, so there is more to come on that.
Peter Deslandes is Head of Product, BBC Weather