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Live! Relaunches

Aug 16 2006 22:35
Almost 5 years since the last re-design, Live! has launched a fresh new look.
The new design

The first visible stage of the Live! redevelopment has come to fruition, with the launch of a new site design.

The previous Live! design was launched in September 2001 and had been showing its age. The most pressing concern was the lack of accessibility, as it complied neither with recent web standards nor accessibility guidelines.

Discussions are given more prominence on the front page, also showing the date and time of the last post. Those readers using RSS can pick which sections to include in their feed.

More changes will come over the next year, with a richer format for articles planned, particularly for special events such as RAG week and elections.

Oliver Pell, who designed the previous site with Richard Tang, had the following to say about the new design:

"Five years ago, Imperial was thinking about pulling out of UL, ICU was considering whether to affiliate to the NUS, Beit Quad was a building site and the College was busy abolishing, merging and moving departments around left right and centre. Things have changed dramatically since then and its time Live! did too."

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Discussion about “Live! Relaunches”

The comments below are unmoderated submissions by Live! readers. The Editor accepts no liability for their content, nor for any offence caused by them. Any complaints should be directed to the Editor.
Aug 17 2006 02:38

Very shiny.

2. rico   
Aug 17 2006 11:39

looks very nice - clearly based on the BBC layout.

Aug 17 2006 12:42

Indeed, the BBC layout was the most popular when we discussed designs last year!

4. Dan L   
Aug 17 2006 13:43

It even looks good out here in Sri Lanka! Good work from the Live! team...

Aug 17 2006 17:46

Nice job Ashley!

6. Tom E   
Aug 18 2006 17:27

Nice, very nice.

Aug 19 2006 00:20

Nice job with the new site, it's good to be able to see more than one news story at a time on the news front-page...

Aug 22 2006 18:54

Look good chaps, well done and good luck.

Aug 24 2006 10:20

Ooh, shiny. The gradient on the bar at the top is deliciously hypnotising.

10. Sam   
Sep 08 2006 01:20

Yeah, reasonable effort I suppose...

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