Monday, 3 April 2006

BBC News website wins award

At the 14th international infographics/visual journalism awards, organized by Capítulo Español de la Society for News Design (SND-E), the BBC News website won top prize in the online category for its visual presentation of political statistics including the 2005 general election. Don't pat yourself on the back too soon, Aunty; the competition must have been utter trash. One needs a magnifying glass to view the BBC's tiny graphics, tiny text and boring charts. And the Peter Snow swingometer - a silver award - uses Macromedia Flash Player 8, which promptly locked up my copy of Internet Explorer 6; I needed to press CONTROL/ALT/DELETE to escape the pesky thing. What a load of rubbish!


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