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Article No. 288 March 31, 2008

BBC News, refreshed

BBC News has “refreshed” it’s home page as the editors state it. They’ve opted for a wider version and extra white space – not enough for me though. And, as they state in their blog, it’s still a work in progress… I’m eager to see how this one rolls out. Let’s not forget that the BBC has been experimenting a lot lately.

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The information you posted about replica handbags
replica bags is so useful, I am expecting for your next post.

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They are actually already using the linked beta as the homepage of bbc.co.uk.
PS – That’s not the “allot” you should be using.

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“a lot”

I commend the BBC on simply trying to improve their website design. A lot of major American news websites are stuck in the “all information, no design” mold.

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Thx for the orthography, fixed now.

As for the BBC News site, they at least show us that major news sites can be in BETA. I like the idea that they’ll be working on the site, and will keep on improving it.

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Certainly needs improving — grey text on white? What were they thinking?

Plus the design doesn’t appear to be grid-based, with numerous elements on seperate alignments both vertically and horizontally.

And despite being wider, there’s now 25% less words (primarily fewer story links), ruining the user experience — more scrolling and eye scanning required for less content.

The whole thing is very strange.

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I actually think it looks and acts great. I am sure we can all judge and argue on the fact its based on tables and that it’s not using cutting edge
Ajax tricks, but what really matters in content/news sites like this should be user experience in terms of readability and reach.

I firmly believe (both previous and current) BBC design excels in both areas.

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I actually think it looks and acts great. I am sure we can all judge and argue on the fact its based on tables and that it’s not using cutting edge
Ajax tricks, but what really matters in content/news sites like this should be user experience in terms of readability and reach.

I firmly believe (both previous and current) BBC design excels in both areas.

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Certainly needs improving — grey text on white? What were they thinking?

Plus the design doesn’t appear to be grid-based, with numerous elements on seperate alignments both vertically and horizontally.

And despite being wider, there’s now 25% less words (primarily fewer story links), ruining the user experience — more scrolling and eye scanning required for less content.

The whole thing is very strange.

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14

Thx for the orthography, fixed now.

As for the BBC News site, they at least show us that major news sites can be in BETA. I like the idea that they’ll be working on the site, and will keep on improving it.

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10

“a lot”

I commend the BBC on simply trying to improve their website design. A lot of major American news websites are stuck in the “all information, no design” mold.

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10

They are actually already using the linked beta as the homepage of bbc.co.uk.
PS – That’s not the “allot” you should be using.