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Author Topic: BBC - inspiration?  (Read 2069 times)

Carol Haynes

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BBC - inspiration?
« on: September 21, 2011, 05:16:33 AM »
I wonder where the inspiration came from for the new BBC website:

21-09-2011 11-14-57.pngBBC - inspiration?

http://beta.bbc.co.uk/

(Sorry if this link doesn't work outside the UK).

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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2011, 05:24:40 AM »
Look an awful lot like the new 4od website (www.4od.com) <--- Might not work outside the UK

Maybe they got the same company to do it?   ;D

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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2011, 05:29:37 AM »
Did you check the latest Wordpress themes page to see if it's there?  :P


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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2011, 05:48:56 AM »
Windows 8, etc. etc. ...
or was it just a rhetorical question :)
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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2011, 05:51:47 AM »
Windows 8, etc. etc. ...
or was it just a rhetorical question :)

Bingo! Must be the "Metro Edition" of the news. ;D


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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2011, 06:16:19 AM »
Windows 8, etc. etc. ...
or was it just a rhetorical question :)

Got it ...

Do you get the impression lots of things are going to be sliding sideways from now on.

Presumably BBC iPlayer will soon be BBC metroPlayer

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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2011, 06:38:30 AM »
It's amazing how they redeveloped a new look for the BBC in just a week since Win8.

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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2011, 12:04:02 PM »
Does anyone else think of this word when they hear about Windows 8 "metro apps"?
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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2011, 12:49:37 PM »
It's amazing how they redeveloped a new look for the BBC in just a week since Win8.
Yes, anyone would think that design had been knocking around for at least a year before Win 8 got previewed  ;)

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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #9 on: September 21, 2011, 03:27:35 PM »
Does anyone else think of this word when they hear about Windows 8 "metro apps"?

well, metrosexual is the only other time I've seen the word metro used in English - so a definitive yes there.
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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2011, 04:37:52 PM »
Does anyone else think of this word when they hear about Windows 8 "metro apps"?

well, metrosexual is the only other time I've seen the word metro used in English - so a definitive yes there.

  • Metro (Was the name of a car)
  • Metro (Is the name of a free newspaper in Manchester)
  • Metro (Public Transport)
  • Metro (An Abbreviation of Metropolitan)
  • Metro (A Radio Station in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the leading film studio during the first half of the 20th century
  • Metro, former code name of the XML Paper Specification, Microsoft's document framework
  • Metro (design language), crafted by Microsoft for Windows Media Center, Zune, and Windows Phone 7
  • GlassFish Metro, an opensource web service stack that is part of the GlassFish project

To name but a few other examples of its use ;-)

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Re: BBC - inspiration?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 02:26:01 AM »
  • Metro (Was the name of a car)
  • Metro (Is the name of a free newspaper in Manchester)
  • Metro (Public Transport)
  • Metro (An Abbreviation of Metropolitan)
  • Metro (A Radio Station in Newcastle upon Tyne, North East England)
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the leading film studio during the first half of the 20th century
  • Metro, former code name of the XML Paper Specification, Microsoft's document framework
  • Metro (design language), crafted by Microsoft for Windows Media Center, Zune, and Windows Phone 7
  • GlassFish Metro, an opensource web service stack that is part of the GlassFish project

~ car, yes, I have heard of that (dont take much notice of cars though)
~ Manchester/Metro - never heard of it
~ Public transport in France?
~ Newcastle upon Tyne/Metro - never heard of it
~ MGM, yeah, I forgot that
~ the rest - never heard them

so, :D okay, metrosexual and metro (French public transport) were the first words that came to my mind when I saw/read the Metro name. But really, it was a word of the 90's - dont think it's getting much use these days (? but I wouldnt know really). So it dont really matter either way - did have a little laugh about it though.

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