As I mentioned recently, the BBC's Doctor Who website recently redesigned and moved their XML feed, without putting a redirect or message in the old feed to point people to the new one.
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One of the wonders of having XML feeds is that you can keep up to date with what's going on quite nicely from one place instead of having to go through hundreds of different bookmarks, remembering what you've seen and what you've not. And it's something more and more sites are now realising that they should provide, and which will bring them traffic.
Recently finding the BBC mailing list subscription page I coded in 2001, reminded me of another blog post I've been meaning to write. Some time ago, I telneted in to one of the internal web servers at work where I had my own webspace years ago and which I occasionally still use for various bits and pieces. A lot of my old code is still there, mostly templates for long defunct CGI scripts. However one particular page caught my eye.
It's coming up for five years since I coded my last web page for the BBC, and very little of my work remains. This is probably a good thing given the code isn't exactly what people these days would be impressed by.
Now I must say I do like the visual look and feel of the new BBC homepage, but it gives me yet again, another infuriating problem. It's the browser window size. I just don't want my browser window set that wide.
Blogs for me are a great way for the BBC to communicate with the people who use, and pay for, its services and it's great that they've been a success. Indeed, probably too much of a success if the continuing comment problems are anything to go by. The problems in trying to put up a single comment are, frankly, terrible. Timeouts... Server problems... You're not even sure if your comment has even got through to the server backend half the time.
"Web icon set to be discontinued" screamed the headline from the pages of BBC News's website.
Anyone reading the BBC Internet Blog will have noticed a flurry of posts celebrating the 10th aniversary of bbc.co.uk. All the reminiscing has, to be honest, got me reminising about my old memories of working on the BBC website
Lots of people have blogged about it - with comments ranging from celebrating about the lack of the bbc.co.uk logo, and celebrating that lovely retro clock. So here's my bit.
I'm probably paying far more attention to the whole iPlayer saga than my sanity allows, but I do find some of the comments interesting.