I’m constantly on the lookout for up-to-date stats for the various projects I’m working on and can spend hours Googling for just the right piece of supporting information. A website that aggregates data and research from multiple sources could be a great time-saver. But man, this site is tough to digest. Banners and chart thumbnails and logos compete equally for your visual attention on the home page, with very little to distinguish the content from the advertising. Navigation aids and the search box seem randomly placed in the bottom right of the first screen, requiring a scroll on my toolbar-heavy browser. Have I mentioned that I hate vendor logos? They’re a useless and distracting graphic element.
I guess home pages are less critical in the current world of RSS feeds and e-mail subscriptions. (And yes, I signed up for the site’s daily feed.) And it seems that the site actually has some useful content. But holy cow, what a visual disaster.