Just over a week and a half ago the BBC launched a new home page and I just wanted to say how impressed I was with all of it! Not only is it a huge departure, in my opinion, from the previous homepage, incorporating web 2.0 style drag and drop and customisation, it is also a magnificent piece of coding.
I Am Impressed
Back in 2003, Molly Holzschlag rubished the BBC for their site's conformance to standards after reporter Andrew Sinclair claimed "Some get it right: the BBC website is considered to be one of the best for people with disabilities". It has been a long time and I don't know what version of the site she looked at then, but the new home page should change her mind now.
The BBC has changed up its home page, the main page and flagship of their whole site, and they have done it very nicely. The rest of the site is still the same, but I would like to think that, after launching the front page, there is a lot of work going on in the background to bring the rest of the site in line. For web standards this is pretty huge, I am sure a lot of sites look up to the BBC for guidance and inspiration. To see such an important, highly trafficked and well respected site come out with a valid, accessible home page shows everyone that it can be done.
What do you think of the new BBC home page?