Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Irish Rail

Irish Rail
How can they possibly think that this is an improvement over this? Not that the old one is any great shakes but that only means that they had plenty of room to improve the interface. This is a big step backwards in my view.

5 Comments:

hostyle said...

I dunno. I don't like it either, but its easier on the eye, with a less cluttered interface than teh previous offering IMO. Could you go into more detail as to what you find wrong with it compared to the old one?

8/09/2005 09:19:23 AM  
Alan O' Rourke said...

I am just about to run out to a meeting but i will later this evening.

8/09/2005 09:22:55 AM  
Robin said...

It's appauling.

8/09/2005 10:17:01 AM  
Alan O' Rourke said...

Well looking at it closer i don't think it is actually designed to be a helpful service. All the links and section titles are geared to selling reserved seating.
I do hope this is not intended to replace the existing site but complement its offerings. It has a totally different focus.

Layout is busy, crammed and hard to read.

Titles are not helpful but again i am judging this site as if it is to be a replacement for the existing one. "Timetable Search" is now "Reservations". What if you don't want to reserve a seat. What do you click. There should be no confusion.

No clear focus on the site.

Ugly and bland.

Links on left look like after thoughts.

Visually impaired link is embarrassing. How can they possibly think that is helpful. (same on old).

I actually thought this was a test site that went live accidentally as it is so rough looking but is has been live for a while now.

Alt tags?

Spacing? What spacing? Why would you need white space when you can fill it with text!

8/09/2005 05:25:45 PM  
Cian said...

It’s in line with government policy – make it nice and shiny, but feck up public transport when it comes to cost, efficient, and linking each service (no links to the bus companies)

8/09/2005 09:00:13 PM  

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