Yahoo’s TV Section got a major face lift today. It went “Web 2.0” (if that means something). It got loaded up with spiffy Ajax widgets – sliders, fancy scrolly and some flash too. However in all this mess they forgot one thing – speed. The new TV listings are painfully slow.
The old one wasn’t too appealing in terms of looks but it was quick and well formatted. I looked into several online TV listings but none of them were that appealing to me. I don’t need fancy flash, ajax or any of that spiffy stuff. What I want is to be able to customize listings, speed and be able to view them easily (without too much “bling bling”). The old yahoo TV listings was perfect.
The best thing would be to just give me an RSS feed of TV listings. I can probably just write my own TV listings page.
For now I’m sticking with TV Guide’s listings. It seems pretty nice, with some better features than the old Yahoo listings.