HKO front page gets a face-lift
28 July 2009
The Hong Kong Observatory today (28 July) launched a more user-friendly front page. The revamped front page carries the most popular weather information on one screen and hyperlinks to other webpages have been replaced by a tool bar with a pop-up drop-down menu for easy access.
Since the launch of the Observatory's website (www.hko.gov.hk and www.weather.gov.hk) in 1996, the number of page visits has increased rapidly at an average rate of 56% per year. Last year, the number of page visits topped 1.3 billion and there could be as many as 15 million visits on a single day during severe weather. The revamping exercise is another step that the Observatory has made towards meeting the public's demand.
A keen member of the 'Friends of the Observatory' interest group, Mr Ng Pui-man is happy with the latest change, "The new design of the Observatory front page takes care of even the smallest details and presents the most popular weather information at a glance."
People are invited to contribute their comments or suggestions on this face-lift firstname.lastname@example.org help the Observatory do its job better.