I think this weather bug is seriously slowing me down. When I go to the main page it pauses for quite a while while waiting for wb.myweather..... is at the bottom of the screen. hardly seems worth the dip in overall site performance. Not that the daily page has ever been exceptionally speedy...
The weather bug bites. We pull the data from myweather.net via a service called uclick. Whenever the weather becomes threatening, people want to know more (alarmingly, right?) and then the service slows to a crawl and affects page loads.
That's why it's not on Forum pages. It's also why I have to have an internal argument about removing it from all pages whenever a storm is on the way and it might actually be useful.
It's also why we're looking for another weather partner. Shortino? Lindmeier? Cannulte? If you're out there, send me an email. Seriously.
I like your weather service just the way it is. Loads fast even on slow connections, not overly complicated with weather trivia, everything on one page unless you want to look at the animations which are only one click away. With all the choices on the Web, I still go to Isthmus for weather first.
We've been doing weather since at least 2005 and that particular graphic treatment of it has been up since we redesigned in August, 2007. I finally had enough of the stalled page loads this morning and commented it out. Our tech guy is playing with other solutions at the moment that wouldn't rely on a live connection to a third-party server.