New gadgety home page at

The BBC has a new customizable home page, with gadgets similar to those at Netvibes, iGoogle and elsewhere.

First impressions are mixed. I don’t like it’s large size (1024 x 768), even though this is the trend. This issue is not the size of my display, but that I don’t necessarily want the browser to occupy so much of it. I’m sorry there is not more effort put into web pages that resize nicely – one of the reasons I like Times Reader and its cousins.

Second, I found myself with large blank areas after a quick go at customization. I also noticed that even if I selected many more subcategories for the News panel, it is still much less informative and useful than the old-style (and smaller) News home page, which to be honest is normally where I go to when I visit the BBC. I hope there is no rush to update the News page to the same style.

Technorati tags: , , ,

Related posts:

  1. Speeding page load with dynamic JavaScript
  2. Google flexes page rank muscles, hits Daily Express?
  3. SharePoint 2010 web launch delivers blank web page
  4. Living with Vista Ultimate in the digital home
  5. Oracle: a good home for MySQL?

Comments are closed.