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RAKAN ALQAHTANI

Male Lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Born on September 23, 1990
BBC News
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The website was launched on 4 November 1997, headed by founding editor Mike Smartt and Project Director Bob Eggington. The management team for launch included Dave Brewer (UK editorial), Chris Nuttall (World), Matthew Karas (Technology), Matt Jones (Design), Janet Marsh (PM), Simon George (Finance) and consultant Peter Burden. Nic Newman was seconded from BBC World Service to launch and run 'Talking Point'. The broader editorial team was brought together from within the BBC, from print journalism and from some online sites. The BBC had previously created special websites marking the 1995 Budget, the 1997 general election, and the death of Princess Diana in 1997, but nothing on the scale of the launch of the main site itself,[5] which required the development of a completely new production system, for which a team, led by Matthew Karas[6] was specially hired.[7] The original design was created by a team, including Matt Jones, based on designs commissioned from consultancy Lambie-Nairn, and has been redesigned several times mainly to match the visual style of BBC News television bulletins and to exploit increases in readers' typical screen resolutions. A major overhaul in 2003, primarily by Paul Sissons and Maire Flynn, coincided with a relaunch of the BBC News Channel (then BBC News 24) and featured a wider page design. The site launched a set of semi-official RSS 0.91 syndication feeds in June 2003 and upgraded them to full feed RSS 2.0 in 2008.[8] Each news index has its own RSS feed, including the in-depth sections. In 2004 the BBC News website partnered with Moreover Technologies, in a response to the 2003 Graf Report, to provide links from BBC articles to rival publishers.[9] Whilst the BBC does not censor or change results the algorithms used tend to give greater weight to national and international sources over regional or local ones. Mike Smartt, who became editor in chief in 2000, was later succeeded by Pete Clifton who was subsequently promoted to Head of BBC News Interactive and replaced by the previous editor Steve Herrmann in 2005.[10] The BBC began providing real-time global user information in June 2006. BBC News on 11 September 2001 A restructuring of BBC News starting in 2007 saw the dissolution of the separate BBC News Interactive department; the editorial and management departments joined the new multimedia newsroom along with television and radio news within BBC Television Centre.[11] New features were gradually introduced, including the publicising of video content more prominently, and the introduction of live streaming of the BBC News channel. In line with the introduction of new features across BBC Online, including a new navigation bar, the site was updated in 2008 with wider centred page designs, larger images and an increased emphasis on audio and visual content.[12] Beginning on 30 April 2009, some published stories included in-text links, mostly to in-site profile articles on people, locations and organisations.[citation needed] The BBC announced on 19 November 2009 that it was to pay more attention to search engine optimisation by extending news headlines.[13][14] BBC News Online in January 2013 On 14 July 2010 the site was completely redesigned, with the vertical section headings moved to run horizontally near the top of the page. The new design, incorporating larger in-line videos within news articles and standardised font usage, was introduced as a first step to bringing the entire BBC website into line with its new style guidelines.[15] It was met with mixed opinions; Stephen Fry stated his approval of the redesign,[16] and the new design was praised for being "more attractive [and] graphically stronger".[17] However, there was also criticism, with some stating that the use of white space was too widespread and led to the need for continuous and excessive scrolling.[17] On 4 March 2014, the BBC launched a beta version of the website which was built around the principles of responsive web design, allowing the presentation of content to adjust automatically for a wide variety of screen sizes, from desktop computer to smartphones and tablet devices.[18] The new design went live on 23 March 2015.[19]
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