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UPDATE AT TOP OF PAGE 2
So I've been trying for a while to come up with 'sky sports news' style Sky News - that is, with a permanent side bar. But never quite got one to work - until now, I think.
The concept is, that the side bar will stay there all the time instead of a ticker. Story/name straps and LIVE bugs will still appear at the bottom of the screen as and when required.
So, like I say - straps and bugs appear when needed. Nothing will be on the lower thirds when not needed. When there is a breaking story, the red stripe at the side changes to yellow.
On the right is the new side bar. The top quarter shows the logo, with time and date. The middle two quarters replace the ticker. There are a list of 'headlines' and it'll go down the list one by one expanding the story and giving a brief summary, like we're used to seeing on the ticker. Benefit of this is that just by glancing at the side bar you can see a summary of all the days headlines just from the titles.
If there is a breaking story, they'll appear at the top of list, and they'll be yellow. They won't be constantly expanded, they'll just be like any of the other except yellow. If the story is important enough, to need to be seen all the time, it'll be on screen. But we can get an idea of whats going on from the headline.
The lower quarter is a free for all. Very versatile are. Examples: weather, stocks, coming up, contact details, debate questions etc.
Still needs work yes, but I think the concept isn't bad?
Last edited by newmocker on 16 February 2016 1:02am - 3 times in total