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.
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!
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.
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…
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.
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.
Design issues aside, I can’t find an rss feed for the news on the site.
It’s not just the Canberra local ABC site either! It’s a NATIONAL dog’s breakfast!
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 😉
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…
GCC site doesn’t look to bad. It’s clean, not to much going on.
All in all unoffensive and useable.
whoops, wrong one. This looks more up to date http://www.abc.net.au/news/act/default.htm
I’m sorry, I prefer this site.. It only covers ACT news.. http://www.abc.net.au/news/tag/act/
I actually agree with Cameron on this, its actually pretty reasonable, but the defined edge of the rectangle GCC logo with drop shadow & grey gradient isn’t pretty, when sitting on the white background of the header.
Everything else seems colourblind friendly and easy enough to find.
Gungahlin Al – the GCC website isn’t too bad. About a thousand times better than I was expecting when I clicked the link.
Why are you considering an overhaul? It’s a decent, clean design and it gets the job done. The only feedback I’d have is lose the drop shadow on the logo – makes it look horrible.
I’m really surprised, the ABC has been churning out nice sites, see triplej for a good example. But this is shocking, I can sort of see what they are trying to do, but the front page is a mess, far to many colours for a start.
It looks like someone vomited in fluro…
While everyone’s fired up about website design, could I ask for feedback and suggestions on the GCC website http://www.gcc.asn.au
We’re considering an overhaul, starting with a new template (it is built in open source Joomla). But e also want to ponder whether the overall content directions are making for a useful resource for the community, or if not, what we could add in, within our financial and volunteer slave labour constraints.
(Send ’em direct to president at gcc.asn.au if you prefer to take your thoughts off-line.)
Constructive suggestions cheerfully accepted. Volunteers even more cheerfully accepted!
So you liked it hey Stereo henry??
You detecting a pattern here as to what everyone else thinks?…
Maybe it was a Work Experience project?
colour scheme is terrible, layout is poorly thought over, and the coding is shonky too.
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