BBC Homepage Gets a Mega Facelift

BBC Homepage just became more user friendly getting a new customizable homepage just like Netvibes or Pageflakes.

You can customize the home page by turning on or off categories that you are interested in. The few category choices are: Blogs, Business & Money, Children, Entertainment, History, Music, news, Radio, Science & Nature, Sport, TV, Weather & World Service. It sports a nice Ajax interface and you can drag and drop regions to re-arrange the topics to your liking.


They also let you choose from a variety of color options (13 to be precise) or choose to have a rotating colored homepage every time you visit. The news portlets have 3 headlines with images which change when you mouse-over on a headline.


The changes are just to the BBC Homepage and when you click on a headline you would still see the old web design and colors in the rest of the site. It is nice to see a big news outlet such as BBC recognizing the growing popularity of such customizable Homepage and deliver it nicely. It is still pretty basic compared to what you could do with a homepage such as Netvibes, PageFlakes or Symbaloo where you could pull in headlines from a variety of sources of your choice.

If you are wondering, Symbaloo is my choice homepage and you can read my review here. They have come a long way since their release and it is faster, slicker and have added a lot of user friendly features that it is begging for me to do another review soon.

[via Digital Inspiration]

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6 Responses to “BBC Homepage Gets a Mega Facelift”

  1. Madhur Kapoor February 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm #

    It looks so much better . The best thing is that we can customize it according you our taste.

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  2. Madhur Kapoor February 28, 2008 at 9:31 pm #

    It looks so much better . The best thing is that we can customize it according you our taste.

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  3. Nirmal February 29, 2008 at 12:03 pm #

    I too saw the redesign, it looks perfect, especially the customizations.

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  4. Fahad March 5, 2008 at 6:00 pm #

    I agree with Nirmal. The customizations really enhance the sites accessibility with all types of people.

  5. Zath May 29, 2008 at 1:19 pm #

    I know it’s been out a while now – but I recently saw a screenshot of the old design and that really emphasised to me how much better this new design is – I’ve probably spent more time on since this change.

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  6. Go-Gulf September 1, 2008 at 11:08 am #

    I am designer and i have visited the website. I like that website because navigation is so easy and associable every page. Secondly designs and color combination is very attractive, eye catching. IT seems to me that they have hire new team of designers.

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