BBC News Online

1997-1999

Role: Creative director

I was the ‘creative director’ of a very small team of designers and front-end coders for the launch of BBC News Online in 1997. I went on to build up a team of editorial and web designers, and redesign the site twice in response to technical advances and BBC branding refreshes. You can read more about the early days of one of the web’s biggest news sources on The Register, and my version of events hereā€¦

BBC News Online front page, pre-launch testing October 1997
BBC News typical story page at launch, November 1997
BBC News v2.0 Front Page, December 1998
World News Section Index, December 1998
BBC News Online Re-design, circa 1999

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