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Nominated for the Designs of the Year Digital Award 2012
Surely you are joking. This site is an annoying mess. What possible criteria can you have used to nominate it for a desgin award?
This has got to be a joke. People used to use the BBC as their home page but since it was updated most people have stopped. It is the worst home page ever.
This homepage design is an assault on the eye, the navigation is unusable, the available space is wasted and under used, this should be nominated for worst design no best what a joke, who nominated it the bbc?
Seriously!!!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!! The whole roll out of BBC redesign has been a disaster.
The BBC Homepage which this ‘re-design’ has replaced was an almost universally recommended and used entry point to the internet, being reliable, simple and clear to read and most importantly, customizable by the user.
The very wretched replacement is confusing, time-wasting and ugly, providing little more than a profusion of unrelated pictures that cannot be edited down by the user and that do not lead directly to the information that one wants. It does not work properly on a number of popular platforms/browsers, either.
The news that this has been nominated for a ‘design award’ is laughable.
Now I have seen everything! This is by far the most despised webpage on the net, from the thousands of comments left its REAL users, the only page worse than this is the BBC Sports homepage. It may be pretty ‘in white”, but its a real dog’s dinner to use. The old homepage, now that was real class.
I agree with Ross but suspect this is typical of the web designers clique who praise their own work and ignore the users and those who actually pay for it.
Nominating the new BBC Homepage for a Designs of the Year award devalues your whole awards scheme. The redesign has been almost unanimously seen by users as a retrograde move, changing a useful and intuitive site into a design nightmare. Have a look at the BBC’s Internet Blog on http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bbcinternet/2012/01/bbc_homepage_localisation_acce.html to see what users think.
Well the picture above says it all, because that is not how the new BBC Homepage looks. Only less than 50% is actually visible at any time through a browser and the whole page twitches left to right constantly. This is a joke right? It is like going back to MySpace, it is such a mess.
The BBC Homepage Redesign is so offensive, it ruined my marriage, as I type this on an aging, yellowed keyboard in my local library – I can only glimpse my former life, when version three was online, a successful carpet salesman, nay, magnate, I had the most successful carpet supplying warehouse in the south east, a wife, and two children, I can’t even remember their faces now, they are but faded relics, sitting in my memory. Upon the launch of the new homepage, I glimpsed an interface, so terrifying that I could no longer look Marjory in the face I became a shadow, lurking in the corners of the warehouse, wrapped in samples of knitted woven poly/wool – stone - instead of clothes. The money ran out, and I discovered that Marjory – using the homepage as her landing site , found love with none other than my arch rival – Lino Pete. Shame on you Design Museum. Shame
If this site wins ANY awards, all it will do is confirm that the bestower of such an award has no clue about design.
The fact that the DESIGN museum has nominated it is possibly the funniest/saddest thing I’ve heard all year.
Shame on you.
Are you serious?? This was one of the biggest PR disasters in the history of BBC online.
The new design was considered awful but the majority of commenters on their own blog, twitter and other media outlets!
Their is so much better out there!
The BBC website site is not original and is a poor imitation of others.
I have worried that as it looks like your own website this will sway the judges.
Art is subjective but rubbish is rubbish!
Cluttered, messy, form over function, form over content, just form nothing more.
items move all over the page on mouseover, where there is no added value for that.
It is a terrible website, and it should not have been nominated. it might have been nominated form from and flashyness, but is does not function as a homepage.
The BBC homepage still horrible to look at & use, it’s still getting complaints about how horrible it is to look at & use, and it’s being regarding by the BBC with rose tinted spectacles as the best thing since sliced bread, rather than as the Emporer’s new clothes that it’s users have continually declared it to be since beta testing.
I saw this morning with horror on my iphone, that the mobile homepage is being replaced with a “Hollyoaks” homepage of it’s own, which is just as confusing, jumbled & horrible to look at.
How on earth has it been nominated? Is it because it’s very similar to your own? Which, by the way, has far too much white open space & quite headache inducing to look at.
Of all the BBC websites I only really use the BBC sports website, or at least I used to. The BBC have destroyed their once exemplary sports website which was sooooo easy to navigate through and a pleasure to use. The new version of their sports website is a complete dog’s dinner and the worst example of all the sports website I have ever visited.
I only visit the site to listen to live commentary of my favourite football team’s games now. I had to use Google to get a link to the coverage from the BBC website, but it is so difficult to navigate through which is hardly an advertisement for the BBC website revamp.
Every person who I have talked to with regards to the BBC website revamp has slated it and have said that they will go elsewhere for their news.
The once exemplary BBC website, gone but never forgotten – Rest In Peace
Who nominated the BBC site?
It is very poor, and has seen rejection and migration to other providers of customisable homepages. That in anyone’s book is a design failure.
I found this news when searching for an update on the whole BBC homepage redesign fiasco. I searched for the term “BBC homepage design complaints” on google in the hope that by now there would some news of a move back towards the old design, even if it was done quietly and with as little fuss as possible so as to save a few red faces at the BBC. But no… I find that the new page is up for an award… Unless it’s “Biggest Cock-up Of The Year” award I am at a loss as to understand how this dreadful waste of money could be awarded anything other than a hasty retirement to a digital archive. The previous version was far superior and was IMHO the best page on The Web, I had it as my own homepage and accessed it every day. It was customisable and I had it set up just how I wanted it. The new page is dreadful, dumbed-down, lacks the user customisation, and the “carousel” is nothing more than side to side scrolling which was once considered to be an absolute “no, no” by web designers.
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31st January 2012
Categorised UnderDigital 2012
Tags: BBC, BBC Homepage Version 4
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