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New look ABC

By stereo henry - 12 March 2008 32

ABC Canberra has a new website. It looks pretty good, but haven’t had much of a chance to have a play with it yet.


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razz 1:28 pm 17 Mar 08

OMG peoples…pop your shades on and deal with the change. It’s fresh and vibrant and about as close to a MySpace page as I am to wearing my yellow LeSpecs now that Corey whatshisface has made them famous.

OH No, the font’s different!

Sammy 5:25 pm 13 Mar 08

I totally agree with an earlier comment that it looks like a MySpace page. This is not a compliment.

Sepi: It looks just as horrid on a large monitor.

Gungahlin Al 2:21 pm 13 Mar 08

Crikey are reporting a big announcement from the ABC about these new Local sites. There are comments available for RA folk to add their thoughts on colour schemes…

sepi 9:12 am 13 Mar 08

I hate sites with too many flashing and moving things. Usually they are ads, but ABC have just chosen to have loads of excessive colour and movement.

Maybe it looks good on a really big monitor like designers have.

I-filed 9:44 pm 12 Mar 08

Oh god it’s so bad. Astroturf, British bulldog red, cobalt and strychnine yellow, all on the same page. The green is bilious. I can’t go back. What happened to the secondary part of the colour wheel? What designer did it? They should be shamed.

Useful 9:34 pm 12 Mar 08

Design issues aside, I can’t find an rss feed for the news on the site.

niftydog 5:32 pm 12 Mar 08

It’s not just the Canberra local ABC site either! It’s a NATIONAL dog’s breakfast!

Cameron 4:29 pm 12 Mar 08

Al – I use firefox, so it’s not an IE6 PNG problem (and I’m all to aware of that).

Whenever I make use of PNGs, I write a script that determines what browser the client is using – if it’s IE6 or below, I serve them a GIF. Otherwise I serve them a PNG.

The problem I had with the logo wasn’t transparency issues or anything – I just think the text colours you’re using are too dark to work with a drop shadow.

Drop shadows are so 1999 too 😉

Gungahlin Al 3:22 pm 12 Mar 08

Thanks for the feedback guys. Think the logo is an IE6 PNG problem – it looks crappy at work but fine at home on IE7 and Firefox. But noted.

Keep it coming…

Thumper 3:16 pm 12 Mar 08

GCC site doesn’t look to bad. It’s clean, not to much going on.

All in all unoffensive and useable.

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