Auntie Beeb has decided to redesign its news website, after several years of sticking with the same format.
Go nip over there and take a look now. As you’ll see, the Corporation has gone for a more modern, less staid design, with a bit of a more spacious feel.
The BBC also says the revamp makes better use of images and video, with bigger pics and clips, and it features a more prominent signposting of key stories. The main navigation menu is now situated along the top of the site, rather than down the side.
The redesign has also tweaked social aspects, introducing easier ways to share news stories, and links at the top and bottom of an article to one-click share on Twitter and Facebook. You can also view the most shared stories, along with the most read ones, in the popular stories box.
A good overhaul, we think, with a more pleasing to the eye layout, and the bigger images and video certainly don’t hurt either.