We’re introducing a new way for you to experience CBC digital short-form content, bringing all our websites together under a common design and navigation. Our new site offers a better experience across desktop, mobile and tablet, with pages that load faster, and make it easier to discover more of CBC.
Why don’t I see the new site?
The site has been made public, but for now, we’re only directing a portion of overall traffic to the new pages. That allows us to keep testing and making fixes as gradually more and more of our audience experience the new site.
Can I go back to the old site?
In some cases, yes. We are working our way through all of the pages, rolling them out a little bit at a time. If we haven't fully transitioned a section of our site to the new version, you will notice a blue bar at the top: click on it to get back to the CBC.ca you already know, but before you go, please send us your feedback on the new site. If we have transitioned a particular section completely to the new design, the option to go back won't be provided.
What has changed?
You’ll notice the biggest changes on our landing pages, pages that host a collection of stories on a particular topic, or subsections of our website. For example, CBC Arts, Comedy, Lifestyle, News, Regions, all have landing pages. Each page presents stories, or story cards, in a feed format. The more you scroll down, the more stories you’ll see. The top portion of landing pages will be curated by an editor, as they are now. Once you scroll past the top stories, the remaining content on the page is ordered chronologically, with newest stories on top.
Behind the scenes, we have updated all of the technology that powers the site. This enables us to give you a site that loads quickly, doesn't consume too much of your bandwidth and can be updated with new features quickly and frequently.
With the new design, will there be any differences in your editorial output?
Editorially, our content output is not changing. We’ll continue to produce the same amount of high quality content, analysis, audio and video you’ve come to expect on our site every day. We’re also optimizing the way we package and deliver our content on our sites, at the same time improving navigation and helping you discover more CBC content.
Will your new website have all the same features?
Not necessarily. We are reviewing data that shows us which features are used most often and which aren't used as much. Features that are used often will be included on the new site like comments, share tools, related stories, typo reporting, feedback forms, etc. For features that aren't currently used as much, we will review them to see if they can be modified to generate more interest. In some cases, we will not be including them in order to make way for new features that will provide more value.
And, our work continues: The idea is to test as many things as possible, as often as possible. That’s the only way to guarantee we are building something you’ll love to use. Over time, we’ll keep adding and changing features based on your feedback.