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Don't like it. Take it back.
One must evaluate change rather than simply dismissing it for reasons of aesthetics.
There are personal aspects which are to do with colours and what you like. E.g. a mainly red website vs. the same website mainly in blue, white, etc. Funcionality is unchanged but your reaction will be different.
But unfortunately you have to also accept that this is *change* which means the question of what you're used to is as much a part of your view of things.
and in that context I think it's fine. I think the last one you could totally customise so I'd guess it wasn't popular so they've gone to a sort of 'here's what's there' kind of page.
What would YOU put there, though?
Certainly what they've got isn't a million miles away from DrownedinSound's front page.
Clean and neat.
Cant tell where I'm supposed to be looking for stuff, just a random assortment of stuff im not interested in
why would you need to go anywhere else?
and just present the text in Times New Roman.
The best way for a website to look.
But I'm already forgetting what the old one was like.
It's either http://news.bbc.co.uk or else a specific BBC programme page found via Google.
it's basically just a placeholder
is that there's not enough white space. Everything seems to run into the next bit and the titles are unnecessarily large.
The 'News & Sport' tab needs to be second, after 'BBC online today'. 'Entertainment', 'Lifestyle' and 'Knowledge' can join the queue.
And the tab bar needs to go at the top.
And the left-right 'nudge animation' is annoying.
Not the worst thing in the world, though. An improvement overall, I reckon. The previous user-customisable thing never really took off as a common concept - people don't really want to customise a website, they want to be told what's what.
*Seriously, though. It may well be their HQ, and the #1 locale. But it only represents 12% of the UK population.
and what day it is.
Now it just says ST4 at the top :/
as I said when the beta was released that this layout is clearly designed for tablets, except the BBC forgot that a lot of people actually prefer fully functional computers as opposed to pads.
that adapts when viewed on a tablet/mobile site (no need for m.whatever) so that won't be their reason. Think they're just going for a minimalist approach which is good, but they haven't coupled it with easy legibility which is a bit silly.
so you click on whatever catches your eye and go there.
ever go to this page anyway.
As long as they leave sport alone. Which they have done for pretty much ever.
are just some of the words the Daily Mail might use to describe it. I quite like it myself.