BBC’s new site

Posted: June 21, 2010 in Usability
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[tweetmeme source= “jsnrss” only_single=false] The much BBC have recently launched their new website. A couple of things spring to mind about it…

Firstly, for a website which is much coveted for its usability, I find the new font not only difficult to read but as the screen-shot below shows, at times even impossible to read.

Secondly, the BBC have been using some interesting customisation and personalisation tools on their main site for a while now. It seems though that many of these features have not made into the news site redesign (dragging and repositioning of content, editing of number of articles, personalisation of content etc). Is this a sign that users aren’t ready for features like this – or as I think is more the case, they cannot really bothered for these features.

BBC font problem

BBC font problem

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