website relaunch

BBC News launches new responsive website: review

The BBC has finally switched off its old desktop site and is now redirecting mobile users away from its .m site to its brand new fully responsive news site.

BBC News’s previous iteration was four years old, and although it regularly broke records for attracting worldwide traffic (64m unique visitors in January 2013) the site has been need of a multi-screen compatible upgrade for some time. In fact since inviting users to trial a beta version of the new site in December, BBC News has seen 65% of its users now accessing the site from tablets and mobiles.

Releasing a product into the wild: an honest survival guide

One of the frustrations I find with the digital media industry is the plethora of people who feel it necessary to tell you how you should be running your website.

I’m going to add to that list.

However, rather than dictate to you what you should be doing, I hope to open your eyes to some of the things you need to be aware of should you be planning on launching or relaunching a website in the not too distant future.

H&M redesigns its website, but is it any better?

Having been one of the last big brands to begin selling online in the UK, H&M’s e-commerce launch last year was a major disappointment

Among the problems were a lack of attention to SEO, too much Flash, and generally poor usability. 

Yesterday I had an email from H&M telling me that it has launched a new website. In the interests of fairness, I’ve been seeing what improvements have been made…

Asda improves its online offering

Asda.com was the third biggest supermarket online in terms of traffic in the most recent Hitwise Hot 100 list, but its site has been looking dated for a while and in need of a revamp.

Asda.com

However, the supermarket has recently launched a new version of Asda.com, and has revamped its grocery, financial and Asda Direct sections.

Having pointed out ten things that Asda could do better online last year, including navigation issues, and the way the site’s different sections linked up, I’ve been looking at the new site to see if it has fixed some of these flaws…