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NickFitz
21st September 2011, 12:01
BBC - Homepage - Beta Version (http://beta.bbc.co.uk/)

Something for you to to cavil at ;)

minestrone
21st September 2011, 12:03
Where is the sport?

DaveB
21st September 2011, 12:24
I only ever go to the news page on the BBC site anyway. Home page is largely irrelevent from my point of view.

Looks like it was designed to be used on a Tablet or Smart Phone, swipe left and right to change the main panel. Annoying with a mouse.

NickFitz
21st September 2011, 12:26
Where is the sport?

Hard to say - oh hang on, what's that?

http://www.nickfitz.co.uk/images/bbc-beta-sport-for-moron.png

FFS... :eyes

minestrone
21st September 2011, 12:38
Can't see the Wenger, where is the Wenger.

vetran
21st September 2011, 12:39
Like the Clock feel all retro.

Gone all Fumble-slab then? Will look nice on MCE.

could do with mouse over summaries, the titles are meant to be enticing but a description before clicking would be nice.

Wonder if they have paid MS tax?

mudskipper
21st September 2011, 12:40
Horizontal scrolling. Yeuch. (Might be ok on a i-thingy though)

NickFitz
21st September 2011, 12:45
Horizontal scrolling. Yeuch. (Might be ok on a i-thingy though)

I'm not a great fan of those sideways scrolling thingies either (carousels, to give them their proper title) - they're OK for things like mini-slideshows, but not for the primary content. Unfortunately they're the fashion at the moment :eyes

eek
21st September 2011, 12:47
I'm not a great fan of those sideways scrolling thingies either (carousels, to give them their proper title) - they're OK for things like mini-slideshows, but not for the primary content. Unfortunately they're the fashion at the moment :eyes

It worked so well at boo.com who started that trend off.

Thinking about it I think the page would work perfectly on a tablet but its a pile of ... in a window on a big desktop.

Sysman
21st September 2011, 12:52
Horizontal scrolling. Yeuch. (Might be ok on a i-thingy though)

I hate horizontal scrolling.

With a passion.

Yes, it might be OK on a tablet or phone, but neither are where I read the news.

How long does the congregation think it will be before the mouse goes the way of the floppy?

mudskipper
21st September 2011, 12:56
I've left my feedback...

Clippy
21st September 2011, 13:07
I only ever go to the news page on the BBC site anyway. Home page is largely irrelevent from my point of view.

Looks like it was designed to be used on a Tablet or Smart Phone, swipe left and right to change the main panel. Annoying with a mouse.

WDBS.

Sysman
21st September 2011, 13:10
I only ever go to the news page on the BBC site anyway. Home page is largely irrelevent from my point of view.

Same here. I generally want the UK news rather than what it decides to give me, so have that bookmarked.

mudskipper
21st September 2011, 13:21
More here BBC - BBC Internet Blog: Redesigning the BBC Online homepage (http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2011/09/bbc_online_homepage_beta_producer.html)

PAH
21st September 2011, 13:34
How long does the congregation think it will be before the mouse goes the way of the floppy?


About as long as it takes for someone to turn the mouse mat into a trackpad.

Or maybe not:

4 Reasons Apple's Magic Trackpad Won't Kill the Mouse | PCWorld (http://www.pcworld.com/article/201978/4_reasons_apples_magic_trackpad_wont_kill_the_mous e.html)

administrator
21st September 2011, 13:40
I really like the current BBC home page. Love being able to configure each panel so the stuff I look at regularly is at the top of the page and then other items are lower down. Like being able to choose how many stories from each type of news are displayed. Not keen on the beta as can't see any way of configuring it to be able to see what I want to see. I would say if it ain't broke why waste licence fee payers money on something that is not needed. Meddling for meddling's sake IMO. Would like to see a FOI request as to what market research they conducted to make the decision that a redesign of their site was really needed. Surely this money could have been best spent elsewhere.

:throw:

administrator
21st September 2011, 13:41
Have read their blurb about reasons why they are doing it and that things will be more configurable. It is still wrong though :happy

Sysman
21st September 2011, 13:48
About as long as it takes for someone to turn the mouse mat into a trackpad.

Or maybe not:

4 Reasons Apple's Magic Trackpad Won't Kill the Mouse (http://www.pcworld.com/article/201978/4_reasons_apples_magic_trackpad_wont_kill_the_mous e.html)

I hadn't realised it but I do use the the click and lift method, especially when using the typically small desk that many hotel rooms have:


No Click-and-Lift

If you drag things around a lot on your PC, you're probably familiar with what I call the click-and-lift, where you hold down a mouse button, lift the mouse and place it down elsewhere. It's a vital maneuver for when you hit the edge of the mouse pad when dragging something, and need to get more room. Trackpads can't click-and-lift, and while Apple's magical version has 80 percent more real-estate than a MacBook Pro pad, as mouse users know, it's never enough.

P.S. I haven't used a mouse pad in years. All my meeces work perfectly well on the desk tops I have at home and work.

DimPrawn
21st September 2011, 13:48
I don't visit the BBC website anymore, haven't done for years. If I want to know something I skip straight to the Labour party website instead and get it straight from the horse's mouth.

BBC = :winker:

Sysman
21st September 2011, 13:56
I really like the current BBC home page. Love being able to configure each panel so the stuff I look at regularly is at the top of the page and then other items are lower down. Like being able to choose how many stories from each type of news are displayed. Not keen on the beta as can't see any way of configuring it to be able to see what I want to see. I would say if it ain't broke why waste licence fee payers money on something that is not needed. Meddling for meddling's sake IMO. Would like to see a FOI request as to what market research they conducted to make the decision that a redesign of their site was really needed. Surely this money could have been best spent elsewhere.

:throw:

According to k2p2's link you are in the minority by using the customisation. From the other comments there I assume they analysed their web logs.

As for money being better spent elsewhere, I have often wondered about the BBC's approach to being competitive. Take Oscar Peterson for example. ITV got there first, and it was a minority interest. What did the BBC do but put on another Oscar Peterson show on directly clashing with ITV's show? I really never understood that one, and being before the days of video recorders fans had to choose one or the other.

wobbegong
21st September 2011, 14:21
I don't visit the BBC website anymore, haven't done for years. If I want to know something I skip straight to the Labour party website instead and get it straight from the horse's mouth.

BBC = :winker:

WHS. That Cherie knows a thing or two.