• Big Martine is watching you. Ugly JPEG artefacts, bad cutouts. Blue-key anyone?
  • Same old ugly information structure as vrtnieuws.net. Also reminds a bit of demorgen.be
  • Ever heard of grids? Apparently not.

    Check also the cramped text in the red boxes. Never heard of padding apparently.
  • Meaningless, unscientific polls, which I'm sure *will* be used to prove points on slow newsdays.
  • Whoops, we forgot some general navigation. Let's add it at the top where we've got 20 pixels left.
  • Let's search in Stefan Blommaerts head. BTW, In the e-shop you can order your own glow in the dark-sticker of these hacks. - (db)
  • De Grootste Belg, Monumentenstrijd, ... Someone in da house loves cyan. - (db)
  • U maakt een lelijke website want....

    (vul aan)

    (zie: www.watisuwexcuus.be)

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Screenshot of the beta version of deredactie.be, the new news portal of Flanders' public broadcaster VRT.

Online (at the moment) at www.deredactie.be/cm/ (thanks to Bitcrumb for the tip)

Comments welcome (feel free to add notes as well).

Disclaimer: I did not make this website, I merely took the screenshot.
Copyright (c) 2008 VRT - used under fair use conditions.

See the feedback from Twitter users here: www.davidsterry.com/tweetscan/index.php?s=deredactie&u=

Say what you want about CNN.com, but their new news website is a breath of fresh air compared to this. Even though there's much more info per square inch, the site feels much less crowded because of clever grid and whitespace usage.

UPDATE: Help do something about this by creating an alternative design. Check de-red-actie.be/

"De Redactie" branding by brandy.be
deredactie.be website by www.one-agency.be (as far as I know)

  1. knotty act [deleted] ages ago | reply

    I love the Tim the Pauw picture in the footer, I officially declared myself a fan.

    www.wolfslittlestore.be

  2. thestewgroup ages ago | reply

    The jpg heads-header-background is a bad copy of the "watisuwexcuus.be" traffic campaign :-)

  3. lodev ages ago | reply

    @thestewgroup: That's it. I knew it reminded me of something.

    At least they no longer use their "verkiezingen 06" look, straight out of the Web 2.0 logo generator toolkit. (Arial rounded, wet floor, ...)

  4. Bart Claeys ages ago | reply

    It couldn't be worse. I hope this is a joke.

  5. lodev ages ago | reply

    It's live now. Unfortunately it wasn't a joke. Keep your comments and notes coming, though.

  6. lodev ages ago | reply

    Check de-red-actie.be/ to help fix this madness.

  7. Itkovian ages ago | reply

    It just sucks big time.

  8. dklimke 108 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Your URL Makes me HURL, and adding this to the group wont change the world but it will make us feel better about ourselves.

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