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BBC unveils new homepage

Alex Christie

28 February 2008

So here we have it, the BBC have unveiled their new looking homepage which promises to bring in a lot more Web 2.0 functionality through greater levels of user customization.

Scrolling around I cant help notice that it feels like a widget styled site.  Each area is split into each of the BBC’s themes where the user is allowed to move each of the page themes.  This is really neat stuff if you’re not happy with what you have on your screen.  Homepage customisation has never been so easy. 

Another great little feature is BBC’s Iplayer where users can listen to live BBC radio.

Some internal tests on the Iphone prove to be disappointing.  Whether the BBS have investigated this is another story.

All in all a very well presented homepage enabling users to organize different components of the site being most relevant to them.  BBC have come up with a great solution that not only looks and feels great but is an equally fun experience.

BBC http://www.bbc.co.uk/

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