BBC News website redesign: Frequently asked questions

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We've made some improvements to the design and layout of the BBC News website. You can read a summary on the BBC News Editors blog or look at our picture gallery describing the changes. Below is a video and the most frequently asked questions we have received, with answers.

This summer, we are also expecting to roll out an additional suite of accessibility tools which we hope will make your experience on the site even better.

These are designed to provide much better support to a range of users - especially those with lo-vision, asperger syndrome, dyslexia, ADHD, or those who find text hard to read. For those who have been using low graphics as a more accessible version, these new tools will provide a much better service.

While the BBC in the UK does not link to a site in return for money, goods or services, we are a part of the wider web, and the way that many of our users now use the internet involves social networks. We want you to be able to share and comment on the content we produce if you wish to, and these links make that easier.

This page gives more information about BBC News and social networks.

The BBC website is used by over 50 million people outside the UK, although they don't directly pay for the website via the UK licence fee. Through the placement of advertising on the site outside the UK, BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, is able to generate revenues to go back into the BBC's core services.

There are strict guidelines around the placement and delivery of campaigns on and we do not accept advertising from inappropriate advertisers. Protecting the BBC brand is of great importance to us.

A member of the BBC's design team wrote a blog post about the background earlier this year.

This post at the BBC Internet Blog describes the thinking behind the changes to navigation.

The redesign's Creative Director Paul Sissons explains the thinking behind this element of the design at the BBC Internet Blog.

There are some other issues we are still working to resolve. Again, your feedback has been invaluable.

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