I write thousands of words every day for BBC News, not to mention emails, Twitter, Facebook and other written media. The vast majority of what I write is news published without a by-line – the every day stories of life in a small island. But occasionally I have the opportunity to work on a story that sticks, a story that I have spent time researching and includes my name at [...]
The BBC has been gradually updating its mobile website over the past few months, bringing it more in line with the web version of the site, using responsive design. If you look at the new mobile site you will feel as at home with the design and structure as you would if you were to look at the web version or even look at it on a tablet – and [...]
Even the smallest of changes to a high profile website can be a big deal, especially when that website is owned by the BBC – then any change can lead to high praise and rabbid hatred – often within the same comment thread. When the site you’re changing is the BBC News website, one of the most loved sites on the web, those little changes become even more contentious.
The all new BBC Backstage Idea Store allows the more geeky of BBC user to suggest things that could be done with BBC data and ways of improving existing BBC web services. One such suggestion is asking whether the BBC should have its own short url service like TinyURL or bit.ly. The rationale as defined by the poster (LoopZilla) says: bit.ly, snurl, tinyurl are used by the BBC and many [...]
The BBC has long been the beacon of inspiration for many a person in all aspects of the creative industry. Image via Wikipedia The BBC introduces a genre of programming and other TV networks take that genre on in their own way. The BBC introduces a style of web interface and very quickly other sites start to introduce elements of that design style and language. In some cases they just [...]
A feature of blogs since the very beginning, and for that matter a feature of pretty much every website since the beginning is inline links.
I don’t often get really annoyed with things, actually scrap that I DO regularly get annoyed at things BUT not usually THIS annoyed at things.