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Steve Herrmann Steve Herrmann | 10:04 UK time, Monday, 31 March 2008

newnewssite.jpgThis morning, we launched a new look for the BBC News website. You can see what it looks like here on the right, with previous versions further down the page. We've been working on this for the past few months, and in fact it is still a work in progress, because the changes will continue to roll out across the site in the coming days and weeks, and beyond that we have further improvements planned for later in the year.

But for now, here's what we've done:

First, we did some research asking you what you thought we should change about the site. Many of those we asked said: "leave it alone - don't change a thing". But it was also clear from the feedback we got that there were others who thought the site design could do with a bit of a revamp - something we'd been thinking about doing for a while.

So our designers embarked on a mission that they have called a "site refresh" - they say it's "like gardeners doing a bit of pruning and weeding, but not digging it up and starting from scratch"; ie, it's not a fundamental redesign of everything - many of the basics stay the same, because we know they work.

Specifically, here's what has changed.

Read more and comment at the BBC News Editors Blog. Steve Herrmann is editor of the BBC News website.

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