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Welcome to your new look Bournemouth Echo website: see what we've changed

Welcome to your new look Bournemouth Echo website: see what we've changed

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Welcome to your new-look Bournemouth Echo website.

With a modern, fresh layout, the homepage has been redesigned to provide an improved reader experience.

We’ve introduced a new sports section and placed greater emphasis on our news stories, displaying far more stories and pictures than ever before.

Site navigation has improved too, providing quick links to important categories such as jobs, what’s on and announcements.

Scroll down the page to discover content from a variety of sections and check out our new ‘Trending across the UK’ section that showcases viral content from our sister websites up and down the country, keeping you abreast of content that’s being shared among our readers.

Our article pages too have been given a makeover with a cleaner look and more space to read.

We hope you enjoy your new-look site and stay tuned for further improvements in the coming months!

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8:58am Tue 26 Aug 14

Old Colonial says...

Where is the 'Your say' link to readers' letters?
Where is the 'Your say' link to readers' letters? Old Colonial
  • Score: 6

9:02am Tue 26 Aug 14

PokesdownMark says...

At the top of the home page I'm getting an advert that claims I have a new message and has a flashing "1" icon. It is a con, plain and simple. It is just an attempt to impersonate something to do with either my computer or the echo website. Shame on the echo for not having a bit more class when choosing the type of organisations whose ads will appear. Tacky. Cheap. Shows clear disrespect for your readership!
At the top of the home page I'm getting an advert that claims I have a new message and has a flashing "1" icon. It is a con, plain and simple. It is just an attempt to impersonate something to do with either my computer or the echo website. Shame on the echo for not having a bit more class when choosing the type of organisations whose ads will appear. Tacky. Cheap. Shows clear disrespect for your readership! PokesdownMark
  • Score: 17

9:29am Tue 26 Aug 14

mudefordguy says...

Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either.

Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi
an.com/uk?view=mobil
e#opt-in-message
Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either. Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi an.com/uk?view=mobil e#opt-in-message mudefordguy
  • Score: 8

9:29am Tue 26 Aug 14

mudefordguy says...

Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either.

Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi
an.com/uk?view=mobil
e#opt-in-message
Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either. Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi an.com/uk?view=mobil e#opt-in-message mudefordguy
  • Score: 1

9:30am Tue 26 Aug 14

60plus says...

Can't see a letters page?
Can't see a letters page? 60plus
  • Score: 5

9:56am Tue 26 Aug 14

The-Bleeding-Obvious says...

You can't go straight from the 'news' page to the 'Have your say' page!
You can't go straight from the 'news' page to the 'Have your say' page! The-Bleeding-Obvious
  • Score: 6

10:05am Tue 26 Aug 14

Jo__Go says...

Where's Have Your Say?
Where's the site map?
Where's Have Your Say? Where's the site map? Jo__Go
  • Score: 4

10:13am Tue 26 Aug 14

typ nowhere says...

The your say link is on the main page and the site map link is at the bottom of any page.
The your say link is on the main page and the site map link is at the bottom of any page. typ nowhere
  • Score: 0

10:14am Tue 26 Aug 14

typ nowhere says...

Im not worried about the ads cant see them anyway:>)
Im not worried about the ads cant see them anyway:>) typ nowhere
  • Score: 2

10:28am Tue 26 Aug 14

JackJohnson says...

The new style is awful. Looks far too childish.

I preferred the old one.
The new style is awful. Looks far too childish. I preferred the old one. JackJohnson
  • Score: 4

10:31am Tue 26 Aug 14

BIGTONE says...

I hope the IT crowd were paid handsomely for working overnight on Bank holiday.

Should be double bubble with time off in lieu.
I hope the IT crowd were paid handsomely for working overnight on Bank holiday. Should be double bubble with time off in lieu. BIGTONE
  • Score: 0

10:34am Tue 26 Aug 14

rayc says...

"With a modern, fresh layout, the homepage has been redesigned to provide an improved reader experience."

It has failed to do that for me.
"With a modern, fresh layout, the homepage has been redesigned to provide an improved reader experience." It has failed to do that for me. rayc
  • Score: 5

10:40am Tue 26 Aug 14

BarrHumbug says...

Jo__Go wrote:
Where's Have Your Say?
Where's the site map?
"Have your say" is now called "Opinion" and the site map is at the bottom of the page.
[quote][p][bold]Jo__Go[/bold] wrote: Where's Have Your Say? Where's the site map?[/p][/quote]"Have your say" is now called "Opinion" and the site map is at the bottom of the page. BarrHumbug
  • Score: -2

10:40am Tue 26 Aug 14

boardsandphotos says...

Good Work Echo, the Desktop Site runs much smoother on my phone now, I don't like the Mobile Site because the comment function won't recognise paragraphs, which is very annoying.

The previous version of the desktop site was very clunky and the frames took an age to settle before you could click on the correct link, so often it would jump just as my finger touched the screen and I'd end up reading the wrong story.
Good Work Echo, the Desktop Site runs much smoother on my phone now, I don't like the Mobile Site because the comment function won't recognise paragraphs, which is very annoying. The previous version of the desktop site was very clunky and the frames took an age to settle before you could click on the correct link, so often it would jump just as my finger touched the screen and I'd end up reading the wrong story. boardsandphotos
  • Score: 2

11:05am Tue 26 Aug 14

twynham says...

Not at all impressed.
Looks cheap.
Not at all impressed. Looks cheap. twynham
  • Score: 2

11:06am Tue 26 Aug 14

HiGene says...

For those irritated by the ads, investigate the Adblock browser extension.

I also changed my browser settings to not auto-play those irritating videos on the sports pages.

PS
Can we have a separate section just for bicycle vs car stories?
For those irritated by the ads, investigate the Adblock browser extension. I also changed my browser settings to not auto-play those irritating videos on the sports pages. PS Can we have a separate section just for bicycle vs car stories? HiGene
  • Score: 1

11:14am Tue 26 Aug 14

Phixer says...

60plus wrote:
Can't see a letters page?
You are not entitled to express an opinion. Might offend the Echo cubs; local councillors; travellers; Mr & Mrs Grumpy.
[quote][p][bold]60plus[/bold] wrote: Can't see a letters page?[/p][/quote]You are not entitled to express an opinion. Might offend the Echo cubs; local councillors; travellers; Mr & Mrs Grumpy. Phixer
  • Score: -1

11:17am Tue 26 Aug 14

Sarah Cartlidge says...

Hi everyone,
Thanks for your comments on our new look site.
Just to let you know in light of your feedback, we have moved the Your Say section into the top navigation bar. You will now be able to view it whether you are in the news, sport or what's on sections.
Sarah, Daily Echo
Hi everyone, Thanks for your comments on our new look site. Just to let you know in light of your feedback, we have moved the Your Say section into the top navigation bar. You will now be able to view it whether you are in the news, sport or what's on sections. Sarah, Daily Echo Sarah Cartlidge
  • Score: 2

11:29am Tue 26 Aug 14

Jo__Go says...

Overall a great improvement, though some work needed on the page blocks, balancing the layout so one long column doesn't shove everything below it way down the page. Good news about the Your Say link :)
Overall a great improvement, though some work needed on the page blocks, balancing the layout so one long column doesn't shove everything below it way down the page. Good news about the Your Say link :) Jo__Go
  • Score: 1

11:42am Tue 26 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

Does the new look include issuing editorial staff with a spell-checker, thesaurus and lessons in grammar plus an instruction to re-read the article BEFORE pressing the 'enter' button (:o))
Does the new look include issuing editorial staff with a spell-checker, thesaurus and lessons in grammar plus an instruction to re-read the article BEFORE pressing the 'enter' button (:o)) caapprentice
  • Score: 8

12:34pm Tue 26 Aug 14

smhinto says...

Perhaps a new 'button' could be installed on the Echo website carrying the name 'Diddley'. This page could be put aside for updates concerning the 'Diddley' invasion.
Perhaps a new 'button' could be installed on the Echo website carrying the name 'Diddley'. This page could be put aside for updates concerning the 'Diddley' invasion. smhinto
  • Score: -1

1:03pm Tue 26 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

mudefordguy wrote:
Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either.

Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi

an.com/uk?view=mobil

e#opt-in-message
Ads? Try using adblock plus.
[quote][p][bold]mudefordguy[/bold] wrote: Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either. Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi an.com/uk?view=mobil e#opt-in-message[/p][/quote]Ads? Try using adblock plus. speedy231278
  • Score: 1

1:04pm Tue 26 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

caapprentice wrote:
Does the new look include issuing editorial staff with a spell-checker, thesaurus and lessons in grammar plus an instruction to re-read the article BEFORE pressing the 'enter' button (:o))
Wait, people EDIT stuff before it's chucked on willy-nilly and full of errors?
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: Does the new look include issuing editorial staff with a spell-checker, thesaurus and lessons in grammar plus an instruction to re-read the article BEFORE pressing the 'enter' button (:o))[/p][/quote]Wait, people EDIT stuff before it's chucked on willy-nilly and full of errors? speedy231278
  • Score: 2

1:05pm Tue 26 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

smhinto wrote:
Perhaps a new 'button' could be installed on the Echo website carrying the name 'Diddley'. This page could be put aside for updates concerning the 'Diddley' invasion.
Pointless now, they'll all have gone to the GDSF to do some brass rubbing. No, wait, I think that might be a typo....
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: Perhaps a new 'button' could be installed on the Echo website carrying the name 'Diddley'. This page could be put aside for updates concerning the 'Diddley' invasion.[/p][/quote]Pointless now, they'll all have gone to the GDSF to do some brass rubbing. No, wait, I think that might be a typo.... speedy231278
  • Score: -1

2:24pm Tue 26 Aug 14

poolepaul says...

I don't think the "new look" is going to help. This rag is way beyond rescuing. Perhaps hiring some qualified journalists may be a step in the right direction?
I don't think the "new look" is going to help. This rag is way beyond rescuing. Perhaps hiring some qualified journalists may be a step in the right direction? poolepaul
  • Score: 0

2:45pm Tue 26 Aug 14

speedy231278 says...

poolepaul wrote:
I don't think the "new look" is going to help. This rag is way beyond rescuing. Perhaps hiring some qualified journalists may be a step in the right direction?
Oddly enough, all the other local rags up and down the country have identical websites (you can log in using the same credentials) and they're equally as dire. All bought up by a big American ccmpany to use the websites for selling advertising space. Why should they care the articles aren't properly worded or checked before publication so long as the cheques roll in for the adverts I never see because I've blocked them? And how does the printed version justify a price of something like 65p?
[quote][p][bold]poolepaul[/bold] wrote: I don't think the "new look" is going to help. This rag is way beyond rescuing. Perhaps hiring some qualified journalists may be a step in the right direction?[/p][/quote]Oddly enough, all the other local rags up and down the country have identical websites (you can log in using the same credentials) and they're equally as dire. All bought up by a big American ccmpany to use the websites for selling advertising space. Why should they care the articles aren't properly worded or checked before publication so long as the cheques roll in for the adverts I never see because I've blocked them? And how does the printed version justify a price of something like 65p? speedy231278
  • Score: 3

2:48pm Tue 26 Aug 14

PurpleBiker says...

caapprentice wrote:
Does the new look include issuing editorial staff with a spell-checker, thesaurus and lessons in grammar plus an instruction to re-read the article BEFORE pressing the 'enter' button (:o))
Looks like you might need some lessons in grammar and punctuation too!
[quote][p][bold]caapprentice[/bold] wrote: Does the new look include issuing editorial staff with a spell-checker, thesaurus and lessons in grammar plus an instruction to re-read the article BEFORE pressing the 'enter' button (:o))[/p][/quote]Looks like you might need some lessons in grammar and punctuation too! PurpleBiker
  • Score: 0

3:23pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Minty Fresh says...

You can "improve" the website (if you can call it an improvement) all you like, but when you still have a bunch of amateurs masquerading as journalists filling up the news section with rubbish stories (like yesterday's anew low of a girl getting someone else's exam results) the end result remains the same: Rubbish paper run by rubbish people.
You can "improve" the website (if you can call it an improvement) all you like, but when you still have a bunch of amateurs masquerading as journalists filling up the news section with rubbish stories (like yesterday's anew low of a girl getting someone else's exam results) the end result remains the same: Rubbish paper run by rubbish people. Minty Fresh
  • Score: 3

4:36pm Tue 26 Aug 14

caapprentice says...

PurpleBiker says...caapprentice Looks like you might need some lessons in grammar and punctuation too!
Please be kind and tell me where you think that I have erred.
PurpleBiker says...caapprentice Looks like you might need some lessons in grammar and punctuation too! Please be kind and tell me where you think that I have erred. caapprentice
  • Score: 2

6:33pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Turtlebay says...

mudefordguy wrote:
Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either.

Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi

an.com/uk?view=mobil

e#opt-in-message
Install Adblock Plus in your browser to stop all adverts!
[quote][p][bold]mudefordguy[/bold] wrote: Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either. Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi an.com/uk?view=mobil e#opt-in-message[/p][/quote]Install Adblock Plus in your browser to stop all adverts! Turtlebay
  • Score: 1

9:23pm Tue 26 Aug 14

pac31 says...

Well done to the Echo. I like the new lay out and the bold type much much better for those with failing eyesight which include me.
Well done to the Echo. I like the new lay out and the bold type much much better for those with failing eyesight which include me. pac31
  • Score: 0

10:16pm Tue 26 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

It's great Adblocker works even better on the new coding!
Wahey - way to go Echo!
It's great Adblocker works even better on the new coding! Wahey - way to go Echo! whataboutthat
  • Score: 0

10:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

mudefordguy wrote:
Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either.

Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi

an.com/uk?view=mobil

e#opt-in-message
Just do some research. Change to Firefox or Chrome and dump Internet Explorer and get ADBLOCKER. 99% of all ads removed lots of white space on the page. Brilliant. Been doing tihs for years. If you don't know how to do this then suffer the ads. The internet is not that hard to work out these days.
[quote][p][bold]mudefordguy[/bold] wrote: Still covered in ad's from top to bottom - and not nice ones either. Just looks far too busy. Take a look at the new guardian website; that how it should be done; http://www.theguardi an.com/uk?view=mobil e#opt-in-message[/p][/quote]Just do some research. Change to Firefox or Chrome and dump Internet Explorer and get ADBLOCKER. 99% of all ads removed lots of white space on the page. Brilliant. Been doing tihs for years. If you don't know how to do this then suffer the ads. The internet is not that hard to work out these days. whataboutthat
  • Score: -1

10:21pm Tue 26 Aug 14

whataboutthat says...

speedy231278 wrote:
poolepaul wrote:
I don't think the "new look" is going to help. This rag is way beyond rescuing. Perhaps hiring some qualified journalists may be a step in the right direction?
Oddly enough, all the other local rags up and down the country have identical websites (you can log in using the same credentials) and they're equally as dire. All bought up by a big American ccmpany to use the websites for selling advertising space. Why should they care the articles aren't properly worded or checked before publication so long as the cheques roll in for the adverts I never see because I've blocked them? And how does the printed version justify a price of something like 65p?
Nice one speedy.
[quote][p][bold]speedy231278[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]poolepaul[/bold] wrote: I don't think the "new look" is going to help. This rag is way beyond rescuing. Perhaps hiring some qualified journalists may be a step in the right direction?[/p][/quote]Oddly enough, all the other local rags up and down the country have identical websites (you can log in using the same credentials) and they're equally as dire. All bought up by a big American ccmpany to use the websites for selling advertising space. Why should they care the articles aren't properly worded or checked before publication so long as the cheques roll in for the adverts I never see because I've blocked them? And how does the printed version justify a price of something like 65p?[/p][/quote]Nice one speedy. whataboutthat
  • Score: 0
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