BBC News and Sport websites show off new looks

The BBC News and Sport websites have today launched their revamped websites. Both editors admit the sites, which are the results of months of development in response to reader feedback, are works in progress.

It’s not a complete redesign, says Steve Herrmann, editor of the BBC News website, on his blog, but more of a ‘site refresh’. Here’s what has changed on both sites according to blog posts from Herrmann and Ben Gallop, head of BBC Sport Interactive:

BBC News

Screenshot of new look BBC News website

  • Wider page layout
  • More open design
  • New masthead
  • Centred pages
  • Use of larger images ā€“ enabled by the wider page design
  • Better incorporation of advertising in international version of the site
  • Introduction of embedded audio and video within news pages, with links to this content placed higher on the page
  • Cross-platform content ā€“ an area of the BBC News site will be created featuring highlights from TV and radio news programmes

BBC Sport

Screenshot of new look BBC Sport website

  • Wider page layout
  • Use of larger images
  • Introduction of embedded audio and video within sports pages, with links to this content placed higher on the page
  • More prominence for feature content ā€“ ‘high profile’ section for original sports journalism content now in middle of the page
  • Better incorporation of advertising in international version of site

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