This is a quick post to say a thank you and a goodbye as my time on the Internet blog has now come to an end. It’s been a fascinating nine months where the blog has covered some really meaty content, not to mention a new look design!
Some of the new features introduced on the Interent blog earlier this year
I hope you’ve found some of the posts I’ve published over this time informative and interesting and that they’ve given you a bit of insight into the workings of BBC Online. Here are some of the highlights:
New features for BBC Sport were covered in depth including the iPhone app launched in January, followed by the android version the following month. Sport had a full desktop refresh and launched a responsive version of their mobile site.
Executive product manager Matt Coulson blogged about the launch of Connected Red Button on TiVo while we heard from the senior UX designer about how his team designed the site. Technical lead Duncan Fortescue blogged about how it was built.
Linked data was a major theme on the blog over the last few months with posts including Linked Data: Connecting together the BBC's Online Content by Oliver Bartlett, the launch of the News Juicer and the News linked data Onthology along with the release of the Storyline Data model
Changes in the BBC's Knowledge and Learning product were well covered including the release of the new Beta site as blogged by executive editor Chris Sizemore and we heard in more depth about how the site was built from technical architect Rob Lee. Further changes to K&L included the closure of the Health Website and the launch of BBC Food Your Favourites (including the closure of the recipe binder feature).
That’s just a whistle-stop sample of some of the content we’ve covered, I hope you have found some of it enjoyable and useful.
Thanks and bye!
Eliza Kessler was the content producer on the Internet blog.