BBC testing new Metro inspired homepage

If you are a fan of the Metro design language that Microsoft has developed, you are going to love the update to the beta BBC website. The new look takes inspirations from the live tiles that Microsoft uses as well as the typography that they have deployed across many of their interfaces. It should be noted that not all regions, including the US, can not see the new layout. 

Old Design

You can see in the pictures the current layout versus the newly deployed layout on the BBC beta website. The updated look provides a fresh feel to the BBC website and the redesign works rather well in use. The familiar live tile layout is present that Microsoft first coined on their Windows Phone interface and you can also easily navigate using the oversized arrows as seen below.  

New Design

While new changes always strike a chord with some individuals, the BBC refresh appears to hit the mark for a simple layout and usability. Overall, the new look is appealing and something we could get used too.

Let us know if you love or loathe the new design as it certainly has a bit of Metro feel to it that not everyone may love. 

Thanks for the tip James!

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