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BBC Editors blog: Developments for the BBC News website

Over on the BBC’s The Editors blog, BBC News site editor Steve Herrmann has outlined some of the developments planned in the near future.

They include the addition of comments to stories, improving the share tools on article pages and developing its ‘Live Page’ format.

It’s a format which has proved effective, and popular, during major developing stories such as those of recent weeks. Expect further development and improvement of these pages, as we make them an even better vehicle for reporting all the biggest stories.

Other changes will also include a new format for correspondent blogs, to bring together their other work from news articles and TV packages to Tweets, as well as increasing links to external sites and  bringing in a new system to measure how online content is being consumed.

Full post on the The Editors blog at this link.

New BBC News website will launch in weeks

A new look for the BBC News site will go live within weeks, editor Steve Herrmann says on a blog, explaining how the design will change.

There will be:

  • better use of images and videos – and a bigger video player used prominently on the homepage;
  • recent stories will be flagged as ‘new’;
  • more prominence for other main news stories and features on article pages “so that however you arrive on the site, you can quickly see the main content of the day”;
  • easier ways to share stories and links with Twitter and integration with Facebook.

The site’s navigation menu will move from the left-hand side to the top of the page, which gives a much cleaner look and feel to the design.