Round up, Wednesday 31st March, 2010
The list only seems to confirm the BBC continuing to commit one of the cardinal sins of IA - having a navigation and URL structure that is all about a representation of the internal organisation structure, and nothing about ease of use and transparency for the audience.
it's worth looking at the trend in the past two-and-a-quarter years: 138 launches in 2008, 93 in 2009 and just 11 so far this year. Also, following the strategy of "every television programme will have its own website" and many of them being automatic, Vision's "site launches" include things like /larkrise, /desperateromantics, /silentwitness, /restaurant and /whodoyouthinkyouare, all of which are redirects to /programmes.
So in the near future we should be able to build web apps every bit as good as mobile apps? Yes, but I would go further: for most of the things the BBC wants to do, the technology is already good enough.
"BBC Online Reorg: Kumar, Newman Out, Huggers' Memo" is the headline in paidContent. Just in case you missed it Anthony Rose will be moving to Project Canvas.
Other good comments you may have missed:
Antony Sullivan answers questions on phasing out the low graphics version of the BBC News site.
And finally the BBC blogs home page has had a small makeover...
Nick Reynolds is Social Media Executive, BBC Online