Many companies, in the wake of the global and local financial crisis, are dismissing employees, closing offices, curtailing unprofitable and even neutral initiatives for balance. However, there are also projects that, in the spirit of general interest in the economy in particular and in objective information in general, on the contrary, are only emerging. One of them is the BFM.Ru website officially opened on the night of November 11-12 .
First of all, the abbreviation, of course, tells us that this resource is directly related to Business FM radio, however, they also came up with a separate decryption of Business For Me. As a person who is not burdened by serious knowledge in journalism and the media, I can only say about the content of the site that all the data is provided purely from a spread of information for thought - unobtrusively and as fully as possible.
But personally, I would like to talk in much more detail not about the content (of which, of course, there are not many), but about the form, that is, about the site itself.
First of all, I would like to note that the structure of the site is very flexible - almost any information blocks (and if you believe the promises, then any soon) can be moved closer or further to the top of the page guided by our own interests.
Moreover, you can even add a unique news block from any site using your favorite RSS feed.
It is very obvious and convenient, and at the same time, a currency converter is implemented quite powerful in terms of functionality - one of the elements of an additional panel of a wide variety of labels.
Plates can be collapsed, expanded, supplemented and trimmed.
The weather forecast block for any city you are interested in is also available in the same sidebar.
Without social elements, even in a site with an editor and far from user-generated content in 2008, of course, it is impossible to live. At BFM.Ru there are "recommendations" and comments. Moreover, comments are not moderated and are available for adding here and now.
All materials are carefully crafted to fill in the knowledge gaps as convenient as possible and to study stories from beginning to end, for those who don’t like buttons (or just for those who don’t use Firefox), an obvious font size adjustment scale has been made. Until now, I have only seen this on some large and clumsy German sites.
In general, the site was really made interesting, and even the static (in other words, it does not stretch, not rubber) of the central column does not spoil the overall impression.
Good luck to developers and journalists.