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    News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Just in time for the London Olympics, the BBC refreshes its sport's website.
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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Aghh, my eyes! It burns, it burns!!

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    "easier on the year"

    Have I missed a pun there Steven?

    Anyway, I think it's absolutely horrific. I really liked the previous redesign, thought it was functional and very clean. This by comparison looks really clunky and skewed, with nothing lining up properly. The cut-out headline pictures in particular are really nasty. There are whacking great gaps all over the place, content that doesn't fit properly, text that is miles too big for a typical webpage. Overall, there just isn't enough focus on the article itself. I didn't browse to see other websites' coverage of the same issue, or a quote in a black box, or more features, or whatever the heck else... I just want to see the article.

    Unless they change it I think I'll just start adblocking all of the nonsense and hope the article fills the space that's left

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    BBC Sport online now sports a much cleaner design which is easier on the year and more intuitive to navigate and search for content.
    Unless "cleaner design" means "gives you a headache", I'm not convinced that they've achieved their design targets... I'm also not clear on how making things a garish yellow and complicating the page structure with excessive graphics is "more intuitive to navigate". The old design - a main central column with a headlines sidebar - seemed pretty intuitive as it was...

    EDIT: and argh! central headline column? What?!?!? Do they know nothing about page scanning theory and visual ergonomics? That's awful...

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Gutted, I used BBC sport on a daily basis and although I felt the news pages for individual teams were not all that clever, I always appreciated the simplicity of the design. Sky Sports was a website that always did over do the design, now I feel BBC have headed in that direction, but the yellow burns the eyes!

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    As with the redesign of the BBC homepage that no one liked, the BBC has no listened and made a mess of the sports page too.

    Bet the hits on the BBC website will slowly drop. Also these redesigns are not friendly on mobile devices.

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Apparently not even the BBC Sport website update can drag County Cricket into the 21st Century:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/cric...re/default.stm


    So they haven't even managed to update the whole sport website at once. What on earth are they playing at...?

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    I like it, but then the only sport I really enjoy is football which is quite prominent on the site. It suits what I need to get from it.

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Well, so far, 0% of the office like it.
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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Great, so the destroyed the bbc home page and now they have done the same to the sport page. I used to visit the bbc site all the time, but I'm using it less and less now.

    I used to have the old site perfectly customised with just what I was interested in. Now I have to see all the rubbish whether I like it or not. It's gone from being one of the best websites out there and winning awards to something I cannot stand using.

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster0101 View Post
    As with the redesign of the BBC homepage that no one liked, the BBC has no listened and made a mess of the sports page too.

    Bet the hits on the BBC website will slowly drop. Also these redesigns are not friendly on mobile devices.
    Ironically the iPhone version of the site is probably my preferred way of seeing it these days

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Not a user of the sports page, but I despise the BBC homepage. The scrolling thing left/right is down right ridiculous to use and it IMO was a lot better before. This is after a couple of weeks of using it & still not liking it.

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Quote Originally Posted by Andehh View Post
    Not a user of the sports page, but I despise the BBC homepage. The scrolling thing left/right is down right ridiculous to use and it IMO was a lot better before. This is after a couple of weeks of using it & still not liking it.
    I wasn't even aware that the homepage had changed - I tend to go direct to the News area. Just to be different I'm going to say that I actually quite like the look of it - not used it yet, but on first inspection it looks quite "clean" and easy to use.

    The Sports page though - - what's with the urine yellow colour - what the 'eck was wrong with using green instead? (much more appropriate I would have thought) Also don't like the flashing and small blocks - it just looks like a mess or, for the ultimate insult, like the kind of thing that I would have thrown together if in a rush.

    If this redesign has been done for the benefit of the London Olympics then that's just another reason why I hate the L.O.

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Surprised that people go to BBC's website for sports news when yoou have Sky sports , Cricinfo, ESpn , etc.

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    Re: News - BBC Sport online gets major redesign

    Much worse IMO. Why have a bar at the top? My screen's got precious little vertical real estate anyway. Now I have bars either side of the main content (and this is only on a 720p screen) and have to scroll down a huge amount if I actually want to see what's on the 'home' sports page - it only fits over 5 and a half screen pages. Ah well, I never went on it much anyway!

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    It's too bright for my liking, too much yellow.

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