Unfortunately not everyone shares my philosophy, and people boldly go where no sane person should.
A fine example is the Calgary Transit web site. This is essentially a site that tells you about bus and train routes, and more importantly the schedules.
For those of you that are not convinced that this new system is a huge improvement over the old 'single page' solution, let me walk you through the new system.
The way it used to work was you would put in the Bus or Train route number, a 4 digit stop number (which was easy to look up), and optionally the time of day that you wished to travel, the default being right now. Hit the button and voila, you got a list of the next 5 times that the transit would be at the stop.
A simple and elegant use of the internet.
This apparently was not complex enough for the web weenies at Calgary Transit. So starting today they have replaced the simple interface that a child could use, with a much more involved system that should only be used if you either have a PHD in astrophysics or are a member of MENSA.
You now have to go through several screens worth of menus. How the hell this got by the 'Quality Control' people is beyond me.
Step one is to select the route number that you want, and then click on 'Get Route'.
Step 3 makes significant improvements over the old drop down list box that allowed you to type in your stop number if you knew it, or use the drop down list to find the stop number if you did not know it. This new page allows you to scroll down for 10 minutes while you locate information that you likely already know (ie the stop number!). Once you have clicked the check box for the stop you want you can then scroll around some more to find the 'Get Schedule' button.