…to all of you who have commented on the post about the new Birmingham Post website.
I have been blown away by the eloquent and erudite feedback you have given me. It’s also impressed others at The Post and I can promise that everything that has been posted here has been read and taken seriously by people on the development team.
In fact my job this week is to pull together everything that has been said and put it into a summary document. I will, of course, upload it for further critique from you all!
Today I spent three hours(!) in a meeting with Marc our editor and Steve our head of multimedia bashing out what content we would like to see on the site.
Not sure how much I can give away, but a lot of it follows what has already been said on this blog.
For me, the most important thing is that the site is uncluttered, simple to use and searchable. All the bells and whistles can be added later, but it’s about getting the fundementals right.
We’ve got a nice head start in that we will be using a similar template to other papers in the group such as the Liverpool Post, Liverpool Echo, Daily Post (Wales) and Daily Record (Scotland).
Ours, however, will have a very distinct Birmingham Post feel.