BBC launches redesigned news website

The BBC launched its revamped news website Wednesday. The redesign is the first since March 2008 and “the biggest rethink of the design of the site since 2003,” according to editor Steve Herrmann. New features include tools to share stories via social media, including Twitter and Facebook, and the ability to personalise the homepage to display news and weather from readers’ local areas. The navigation menu has been moved from the left-hand side of the homepage and now runs along the top of the site. To cater for the increasing number of readers arriving directly on story pages, the new layout features the day’s top stories and features displayed across the site. Both the homepage and story pages are designed to give more prominence to new stories and the latest headlines will be flagged with a ‘new’ badge. Video content has also been given more prominence across all pages with a new, larger video player and links to a selection of the best multimedia content on every video page.

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