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  • Old BBC Homepage is back online
  • jp-t853
    Member

    The new one is too awful for words.

    Someone has found the link to the old homepage and it looks better than it ever did. You don’t realise what you have until it is taken away.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/customise#locationPanel

    Is it right to get so excited about this kind of thing?

    ohnohesback
    Member

    But can you restore the far more detailed coverage that there used to be before the Beeb was dumbed yet further?

    IanMunro
    Member

    I thought/think the new one is fine. But I never really looked at it, just clicked on the news link.

    Premier Icon alexpalacefan
    Subscriber

    You, sir, are a genius. Thanks for that

    APF

    Premier Icon speaker2animals
    Subscriber

    Not a fan of the new one (or new Google mail). If I want to select something/change page I’ll click something thanks, not just accidentally move my cursor into the wrong area so that the clever website thinks I want to look at where the cursor is hovering.

    “Automation” taken too far, I can actually still manage to press the mouse buttons on my own thanks.

    Premier Icon mrblobby
    Subscriber

    Shame they didn’t take the opportunity to get rid of the flash video 🙁

    Not a fan of the new one (or new Google mail). If I want to select something/change page I’ll click something thanks, not just accidentally move my cursor into the wrong area so that the clever website thinks I want to look at where the cursor is hovering.

    That sounds like it’ll be messy with a touchscreen.

    flip
    Member

    Ta.

    I truly hate the new one, just leave it alone for fek sake..

    Premier Icon aracer
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    I thought/think the new one is fine. But I never really looked at it, just clicked on the news link.

    I wouldn’t have realised anything had changed had you lot not commented on it – I never go to the homepage, just direct to news http://news.bbc.co.uk

    Premier Icon GrahamS
    Subscriber

    If I want to select something/change page I’ll click something thanks, not just accidentally move my cursor into the wrong area so that the clever website thinks I want to look at where the cursor is hovering.

    Eh? I can’t see any bit on the new site that auto-selects or changes page just because I move my cursor over it?

    Do you mean like the way it displays a bit more information about stories before you click on them? (e.g. the “The Truth About supermarket offers” story on the main page)?

    Seems useful to me. Saves visual clutter and info overload.

    ‘course in my day this were all fields/the old BBC homepage

    Premier Icon molgrips
    Subscriber

    Whinging about new things is such an automatic response I don’t even listen any more.

    EDIT sorry, that’s not meant to come across as harsh as it sounds! I am actually in a good mood today.

    I too hate the new homepage. Links that don’t look like links, content that was on the homepage now clicks away, forcing me to see content I don’t want to see (ie links to TV and radio).

    I don’t mind the overall look of it – it is simply the interaction it has with the user, combined with the fact that links (for example the 4 separate stories with links under ‘BBC NEWS’ (top right/middle) look like one piece of body text of 4 lines in length, not links to 4 separate stories – just simple bullets/arrows to signal a new link would be enough.

    FuzzyWuzzy
    Member

    As others, I normally only go to the news bit but having just checked it I can confirm it looks pretty horrific

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