NWS radar images should stop using Flash

weather-mapTo be more accessible, I don’t think it would be that difficult to replace their existing system with one that just uses layered animated gifs with transparency. Even if you had to store a different gif for the different speeds that the radar data can playback, it at least allows for a short period of static file caching and allows for the full website experience on a mobile device. Don’t want to pre-generate the gifs of the radar data? OK. Instead use javascript to generate client-side gifs.

NWS radar image from Portland, ME.

 

Author: Charlie Herron

Denizen of Portland, Maine; tech jack; lover / hater / whatever; philosophical dabbler.http://twitter.com/realgeek