Outragous I know, but the BBC recently sent me on a training course. No idea why - someone muttered something about "investing in staff" and then ran away. It was a training course in Flash, something the team is increasingly going to be using as it starts appearing in set top boxes and TVs.
Posts about "web development"
One of the legacies of a long lasting site is that you end up moving things around a bit. There are common themes why this can happen - and that means there are sometimes ways to avoid potential problems
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.
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.
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
Two versions of this post. I'll start with the executive summary. If you've moved to Movable Type 4 and find that when you get to edit an entry, the body and Extended fields are all greyed out, then I might have a cure for you!