To their credit, they did finally get rid of those lame pills. And the VBScript download cr*p.
Yep. Methinks that’s the only part of the site that anyone ever cares about anyway, right?..
…which is unfortunate. I’m not sure if they did it because it’s the “cool” thing to do or if they are just applying the wrong user interface paradigm of treating the web as more of an application than a laid-out collection of information. Whatever the case, the end result is that their web designers, like too many web designers (and software interface designers in general) out there, have flunked Usability 101. Thing is, there are a ton of resources freely available that walk people through guidelines of interface design, but most web developers have apparently never laid eyes on them and instead seem to be more familiar with such Cool Web Gizmos of the Week like the drop-down menu (which is sooo 90’s anyway).
You just need to lasso someone with too much time on their hands into writing a quick little script of some sort to auto-magically scrape such information off their web site and present it in a more sane format like a table or even a RSS feed…