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BBC.co.uk - Possibly the best content online?
Member Name: McBeer
Advantages: Fantastic content, many areas covered.
Disadvantages: Homepage cluttered
What are you looking for? News? Sport? Radio? TV? Maybe its Entertainment or Science & Nature? Well the BBC website has it all! Literally everything and anything can pretty much be found on this website. The BBC is such a huge company that it can supply everything you need in just one website. The main problem you may find is trying to actually get to the page you want!
When you first get to the website the first thing that comes to my mind is clutter. There are pictures scattered everywhere in many different boxes with subtitles. None of these subtitles seem to be in any particular order. This makes it hard to find the actual subject you're looking for. When I wanted to find out about entertainment I had to scroll down searching everywhere looking for it.
There is one difference about this webpage however; you can edit the layout yourself. It is a pain trying to find what you want, but you can move each box to where you want it for the future. You can also edit each subtitle box and even delete ones you are not interested in. As much as BBC have designed this so each person can personalise the site to how they want, I prefer to have a basic layout to the site so I can find what I want first time rather than having to mess about trying to organise it myself.
Once you click in a subject it will lead you to a completely fresh site which has been designed in the basic manor. These sites are a lot easier to navigate through which I find easier. Rather than using the BBC home page I now just type in the separate web addresses to what I want. I find this a lot easier after the hassle I went through to start with.
The content in each of the pages however couldn't be any better. There is everything you possibly need to know whether it's the latest news over the world, UK or just regional. If you are into sports it can fulfil all of your needs straight away. I personally use it for Sport, News and Radio on a daily basis.
Overall I think the homepage isn't the best design and could confuse many people new to computers and the internet, however the content is some of the best on the world wide web and I cannot fault this at all. This is why I still give it 4/5.
Summary: Once you get to the area you want, its a fantastic site.