BBC Sport - not a pretty site

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  1. Feb 1, 2012
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    lynchie Full Member

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    Can I just ask... was the reason my original OP was swapped out for Plech's because I swore, or because he had a decent pun lined up?
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    Hectic Moderator

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    Because his thread was in the correct forum, I merged the two together but left his as OP, there was nothing really wrong with yours, and had his not existed, I would have moved in to this forum and left it at that.
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    I think I may be the only one that like's the new website
  4. Feb 1, 2012
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    lynchie Full Member

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    Sorted, smashing, great.
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    Plechazunga Grammar partisan who sleeps with a real life Ryan

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    Because my OP was more aesthetically pleasing bitch
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    Brophs The one and only

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    And also because Plech acts like a bit of a bender when he doesn't get his daily dose of green smilies.

    But mostly whatever silly excuse Hectic made up.
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    Hectic Moderator

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    My reasoning was that you're a twat and it would help you recognize this global fact.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Well it's too late for me to back out now.
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    Hectic Moderator

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    But have you recognized it?
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Long before you were just a twinkling in your dad's penis.
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    I didn't twinkle, and he didn't have an inkling. One day I just burst out of it, as a fully formed and developed man.
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    Regarding the colour scheme, blue and yellow are complimentary. So blue, yellow, black and white makes perfect spectral sense.

    As for the layout, just like everything else these days, it looks to have been designed for the gormless ipad generation.
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    bergen Author of gayest thread 07/08

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    Trying to be minimal but not succeeding. The thing is, if you're going to do a minimalistic typographic layout you need to pay extra attention to structure, a strong baseline grid, limiting yourself to certain font sizes for hierarchy, etc.
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    I find a use of complementary colours often doesn't work well on a screen. The contrast becomes too strong, and can even produce irritating after-images.

    In this case I find it especially irritating becasue they've used very subdued colours in many areas (e.g. the Headlines section). Combined with their choice of font(s) and little use of bolding, the yellow headers pop out against a sea of hard-to-navigate blandness.
    Using this page as an example --

    BBC Sport - Football

    you get far too much emphasis on the yellow areas and the photos, giving the page a hack & slash, cobbled-together appearance, even if the basic layout isn't awful in and of itself. Unless they're actually aiming for a 'glue & scissors fanzine'/'Angelfire fan site' retro look, it's an abomination.
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    LOL, apparently they have spent more time on the page explaining why the new design is good even though it's ugly, than on the whole website..

    It's f***ing ugly!
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    Colin129 Death or the gladioli!

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    I've changed my mind, I'm using it tonight to follow the scores.

    It's brilliant!
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    Aside from the yellow it's fine.

    The old site was shit for navigation.
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    I like it to be honest. Some things really bugged me about the old one.
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    The interface may get a bit of getting used to but I think it's great for the most part and so will everybody find eventually. The new live text commentry is great.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    I'm not sure:

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    There's no way it would be in red anyway as that colour is used for the news pages.

    I'm not sure what to make of it being in green either:

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    As with most changes, people will get used to the redesign. One thing I do hope that they change is the use of the highlight colour blue on the news banners among other things when they've got live football/other sport going on. Other than that I like it.
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    Cluttered
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    I meant the BBC News red
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    tbh, it's absolutely awful. The worst looking design I've seen for a football site since dial-up.
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    I think every site should go vintage for a week or something. I hate these updates, it's all tailored to iPad browsing, and it's annoying. iPad apps should be tailored iPad browsing, not the sites themselves.....or at least not yet.
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    Raven Blade Dull

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    You're not. After using it for a little while and seeing how it works on a normal footballing day. I'm starting to "get it".

    It looks very clean and emphasises visuals over text compared to the previous design. They've also made it more functional with a lot of easily accessible video and other content right where you need it.
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    I like it.
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    If I've got it in another tab and then I check it. It will refresh but without some info. Basic updates look fine but big ones like currently 'RED CARD Stoke's Robert Huth' just has that, no info underneath. I have to refresh the page for it to come up. Same with goals. Pain in the arse.
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    The new live commentary site is absolute madness.. who the hell approved this mess??
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    vuc First Team Serb

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    Couple of weeks in then. Has anyone got used to it, or are you still pissing in your pockets?
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    It still pisses me off. It's not mobile friendly at all.
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    Gambit Desperately wants to be a Muppet

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    I love it, a lot better than the previous one which was all small and stuck to the grid to much, this one is more dynamic. I'm used to where everything goes now, much better visually. Cracking looking site.
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    In this thread we complain about the new site. Go and start a new thread. :mad:
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    vuc First Team Serb

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    I'm of the same opinion. I'm a web designer, so usually I hate so many sites - but other then the header, there isn't a lot that I hate. The editorials are well laid out, and the live events are an improvement.

    Thing is, I hated the old one so in my eyes anything would be an improvement.
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    Has anyone figured out how to see the top scorers beyond the top three yet? I can't find it...
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    MikeUpNorth Wobbles like a massive pair of tits

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    It's very annoying that they've used a sort of blue colour which is very similar to the text highlighting colour in Google Chrome. This alone makes me hate it.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    This link is still available to the old site: BBC SPORT | Football | Premier League | Top Scorers

    But as far as I can see there's no top scorer page for the new website.
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    They're having technical problems again.

    Worst sports website ever!!!
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    I've changed my mind. Do not like it. It's more annoying than the previous one.
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    It's all over the place. Couldn't load any video properly today.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    I've got used to the change but the constant problems (with both videos and the live football) are annoying.

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