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A Good – But Really, Really Bad – Web Site for Fire Conditions

Tom Mangan reports at Two-Heel Drive:

Fire news blog. California Fire News could use a visual-appeal consultant, but the content’s there. Has tons of news headlines and weather reports (still in all-caps, the way the National Weather Service likes it). [Two-Heel Drive]

Content, yes. Visual (and aural!) appeal? GACK!

The text doesn’t line up and some of it covers other text. The visual across the top of the page is… well, I’m at a loss for words. And then the audio comes on…

… A recording of a chainsaw! Sheesh!

But I bookmarked the site. It has a ton of information about fire conditions and related topics in California, and something tells me that this may be a critical concern between now and the end of October, what with historic drought in parts of the state right now.

I’ll just need to remember to turn the sound off when I visit the site…

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August 30, 2007 - Posted by | Commentary, Environment

1 Comment »

  1. […] if on cue to reinforce my previous post’s observation about California’s dry weather year, the Weather Service is now predicting a very-unusual-around-these-parts chance of thunderstorms […]

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