Bethere ISP site gone nuts?!
I know there's a few people out there who are on bethere - just wondering if anyone's seen the new site redesign - absolute commercial suicide!!! Have a look:
Actually thought it'd been defaced when I first saw it a few days ago even though they'd sent out an email to say they'd redesigned it... looks like some kind of effort to go 'retro' that's failed spectacularly. The user forum is pretty damning as well, at least 99.9% of people don't like it, wonder what they'll do / if they'll bring back the old design?
I havn't seen it before but the site now looks like it is on Teletext!
Have a plan and stick to it
I have two ISP's and Be is one of them, man that looks a mess.
I remember when I joined up the site was a kind of pink design, not brilliant but passable, that new one is shocking.
Yeah the old one wasn't amazing BUT at the same time I kind of liked the branding, it was clearcut what with the floating heads and the pink... this new redesign is just insane, can't see how they can claim any kind of branding on that!
"Hi, is that Dave? This is BEthere.co.uk calling. We're looking to revamp our website and we've heard you're an edgy new designer in touch with the youth of today?"
"Ha, you got that right dude. Yeah man, we make things pukka-top, you know? We take the old and rehash it... and let me emphasise the hash bit... we smack it up until it's barely usable, you know. And that's cool to the kids, something that looks so crap it's almost out of this world - it fact, it's so crap, it's got it's own mansion in a gated community in crapland - it's where Karel Poborsky once lived in fact. And Sonia. Blue, pink, yellow and black... I see it now, the kids will love it, getting a suntan and eyeburn whilst being there on your bethere website... see what I did there man? Ha, I'm crazy! It's gonna be rebelious, feminine yet tough at the same time... like Whitney Houston in F***-me boots. You probably never heard of her, right? Yeah man, let me put it this way... imagine dressing Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen as a mod on his little scooter and pulling him off his little scooter and smashing him against a computer screen! Imagine the crapness left on your screen! Wild man. When do I start?"
I love you musicbox, that really made me laugh out loud
I was on the beta testing board for the new website/members area, most users said it was crap, but they tried to justify it and went ahead with it anyway.
I seriously can't believe they actually user tested it! I am quite shocked you say that - I believe you of course, just completely shocked that they actually ran that past a live test bed, it really doesn't look like they bothered.
Originally Posted by etherz
So what did they say about the thinking behind it then? Presumably it's supposed to be some kind of retro throwback type of thing? I actually thought the old 'branding' was quite good - or at least a lot better than the current one.
Ho hum, if it keeps people away then maybe our speeds will be better! Well until they start losing money and have to make cut backs or bump up the subscriptions!