http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikenolan/4795588311/ Yesterday the BBC launched a new design for their News website. They previewed it a week ago and comments seemed quite positive but on the launch announcement feedback wasn't quite as positive: hartpark wrote: Hate the new look. Will start looking elsewhere for my news content. Two years ago at the last design refresh … Continue reading BBC News redesign
This week's budget gave a good opportunity to see how different news organisations handled live reporting on their websites so I did a quick scan through a few TV and newspaper websites and screen grabbed what I could see. The reason I'm interested is that the 125 anniversary has provided an opportunity for a large … Continue reading Live Blogging the Budget
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0cKc_pvpuqg When the BBC announced Digital Revolution, a new project to create a programme about the rise of the Web, I had high hopes that it would be something genuinely different to the way documentaries about computing are normally made. The whole production process was put out in the open with a blog, a Twitter … Continue reading The Virtual Revolution
I go into this blog-post blind, but I am conscious of two things: firstly that I have a question, but no conclusion; secondly, I’m haunted by an image of neatly aligned post-it notes, stuck on a whiteboard. The Question Does the designer need to be involved in a development project from conception to sign off, … Continue reading Form Follows Function, But How Far Behind?
Mega Menus might sound like McDonalds’ latest attempt to Super Size your life but not in the web design community. Here we’re talking about a relatively new development to help navigation around websites. For quite a long time drop down menus have been a popular navigation feature on the web – our corporate website has … Continue reading Rise of the Mega Menu
Once again I’ve broken my golden rule of blogging – “never leave a post in draft for more than 48 hours” – and so I’ve had to prune a few bits that I’d intended to write about. Some of these may – or more likely may not – be covered at a later date. I’m … Continue reading Belated IWMW 2009 wrap up
A leisurely walk from University of Brighton Pheonix Halls kicked off the first day of CEAC 2008. Check-in was painless and lunch was great before descending on the main hall for the opening plenary. Conference Chair Trisha King (Birkbeck College, University of London) welcomed before handing over to Juliette Pochin and James Morgan for a … Continue reading CASE Europe Annual Conference: Day 1
Last night I went down to my second GeekUp meet at 3345 Parr Street in Liverpool. If you don't know what GeekUp is, here's a quote from the website: GeekUp is a community of web designers, web developers, and other tech-minded folk from the North West. Our socials take place once a month in Leeds, … Continue reading Ian Forrester on Backstage
Edge Hill weren't the only people to launch a website redesign in the last week. On Monday, the BBC News website had it's biggest redesign in years. Personally, I quite like the new design but they've come under a lot of flak for certain decisions. Martin Belham blogged 60% of commenters hate the new BBC … Continue reading Choice Part 5: Pushing the boundaries?
The BBC Technology blog dot.life has a post about the BBC Micro in reference to the Science Museum reuniting some of the people involved in the project over 25 years ago. Reading it brought back quite a few memories - a BBC Model B was the computer I first learnt to program on - and … Continue reading 10 PRINT “Hello World”; 20 GOTO 10