Update: News and Sport low graphics switch-off
Thank you to everyone for your comments about the closure of the low graphics service.
I appreciate that the mobile version does not offer the same full range of content but that is something we will be working on in the coming months.
I referred to a new suite of tools which we hope to make available in the summer. These should allow you to easily select a simplified version of the News site - much like low graphics - whatever we have on the full web version should also be available there too.
In my first post I referred to the changes we are making to the News site. This includes a new design but also significant technical changes that amongst other things will produce fully compliant HTML and CSS. For those of you who use a text browser, you will get a much better experience than you have had in the past.
The changes will also support enhancements to our mobile output. Whereas now we offer a service that has to work across the range of mobile devices, in future we will be providing a richer array of services that better suite the varying capabilities of device. That will include the volume of news content.
Given these other changes that are making, we made the decision to close low graphics because we felt these other improvements would meet the same needs of our audience. Ideally we would have had these in place first but unfortunately that was not possible as we were reengineering the system that provided that version.Anthony Sullivan is Executive product manager, BBC news website.