After me accusing it of being the shouty news, I have to say that I’m liking the SkyNews front page video enhanced story rotator (or whatever it’s called). It sits on the front page in the traditional leas story spot and rotates automatically through the top stories but instead of a picture it has a rolling bit of VT. Here it is in action from the site yesterday
Like the Telegraph’s video splash, I like the idea of adding more dynamic content to the page in with text. Proper multimedia. But unlike the Telegraph I don’t think SkyNews have quite got the article page right.
Click through and you are presented with this:
There is video in the column down the left-hand side. When you click it, the box expands out, shifting the story down the page.
It’s neat but I can’t help thinking that the static picture is the space to get this sexy stuff in. Replace it rather than shift it.
But that’s just me. Overall I have to say that I like the idea of the moving pictures.