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New BBC News Website

Discussion in 'Website Design Forum:' started by Greg, Jul 14, 2010.

  1. Greg

    Greg Active Member

    The BBC have launched their new look news website today, have you seen it yet?
    BBC News - Home

    Blog entry about the re-design:
    BBC - The Editors: BBC News website redesign (2)

    There's some elements of it I'm really keen on, but as for the overall layout as a whole I'm not all that keen at the moment, I think that's purely becuase I'm so familiar with the old layout, as I'm sure many other are!

    Reserving judgement for the moment, will see how I find using it after a few days.
    What does everyone else make of it?
     
  2. Harry

    Harry Senior Member

    Looks like CNN to me. Except CNN is nicer.
     
  3. Renniks

    Renniks Senior Member

    But the BBC's news is better. To be honest, it's usable, and I have no issues with it.
     
  4. I like it, especially the nav bar and header. its a bit more modern then their last one.
     
  5. looks strange to me to be honest.. I agree that it looks like CNN .. personally I preferred the old site :)
     
  6. TomStutt

    TomStutt Senior Member

    I prefer the old site. I dont like the navigation at the top. I liked it on the left side.
     
  7. Thewholehogg

    Thewholehogg Active Member

    Noticed it this morning...liked the old one better...bah to change!
     
  8. Sunburn

    Sunburn Active Member

    I wasn't impressed much either, but having used it during my lunch break, and reading several news articles I really like it, feels much more intuitive then the previous version.

    nice one Team BBC
     
  9. allyally2k

    allyally2k Senior Member

    Oh. I loved the old design so yeah don't like that much. :-( I want our company to have a nice one like their old style, good job I took a screen shot for my file!
     
  10. Wee Jimmy

    Wee Jimmy Senior Member

    Im fond of the header but I liked the old overall design
     
  11. Greg

    Greg Active Member

  12. smellypunks

    smellypunks New Member

    Think I prefer to old site but it does not look bad. Might take a little time to get used to.
     
  13. expo09

    expo09 Junior Member

    First impression is that I prefer the old site. Nothing wrong with it as such - I'm just used to the old one. I'm sure after a while I'll get used to this one. I didn't like it to begin with last time they changed it either, but when I recently came across a page from the one before that it looked terrible.
     
  14. fdiola

    fdiola Junior Member

    I kinda like it also because of the new navigation bar and it makes it a lot user friendly for internet web beginner.
     
  15. jamieleung

    jamieleung Member

    Thanks for sharing the link Greg, I did come across the redesign quite sometime ago and not being active on DesignForums.co.uk for sometime I have only just come across this post.

    Basically I feel the CNN website puts greater emphasis on using larger imagery on its homepage and pretty much all throughout the site. Whereas BBC News have used much smaller imagery and focused there attention more on the News Headings to attract there audiences.

    The BBC News logo is situated nicely to the left of the site which is where I would typically look for in a website in order to navigate my way back to the homepage. Whereas with the CNN logo was placed in the centre of the site, I was clicking away in a blank area on the left hand side expecting there to be a logo to take me to the homepage however I was left disappointed.

    As you scroll down to the bottom half of the CNN site you are greeted with eight sub news headings e.g.. World, Environment, Business etc.. these are rather dull with no life to them and rather small font-size at 11px which I find rather strange as these should be capturing the eyes of the user.

    Compare the similar section to BBC News it has eight sub news headings but with a more user friendly design with images under each eight sub headings, font-size of 13px and bold lettering in places.

    I feel that the sidebar on the BBC News website should be more simple especially the Features&Analysis section all looks rather untidy and cluttered not very pleasing.

    Comparing both the BBC and the CNN news sites they both have there pros and cons and contain huge amounts of content every day must be a real challenge for everyone involved.

    Overall I feel the BBC News site still feels too cluttered and cramped, header needs a complete rethink rather ugly and finally don't get me wrong they have given the site a little space to breath but not enough in my books.
     

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