Washington Post weather page
When I started at The Post, my wife declared that I could now fix the weather page, which as a long-time reader, drove me crazy. It took three years: mission accomplished.
Seriously, a page of this kind involves painstaking minutia and ultimately is very tricky since, like puzzles and comics, readers do not take kindly to change, even if it is well-intentioned. After launch The Post received the expected rants, but ultimately some very solid critical suggestions, which were taken to heart and incorporated into later versions.
The designers and programers at AccuWeather were instrumental in bringing our comps to reality. The live page is composed automatically each evening.
Client: The Washington Post with AccuWeather
THE REWORK OF ONE CHART
One change to the page, the long range temperature chart, proved particularly challenging to improve and keep as easy to understand as possible. The first attempt was a fail with readers, so we iterated to arrive at what was much better received. Below are most of the versions we explored.