The BBC's Arts channel is

The BBC’s Arts channel is a surprisingly fine and cleanly put together part of the site. There’s a fascinating feature on reality tv, that made me think about Kaycee again, albeit indirectly. And it’s got some fascinating digital arts on display as well.

From a design standpoint, I only have one problem: the rollovers on the right hand side of the screen. When I read sites, often my mouse pointer follows my eye around the screen. Or perhaps it’s the other way around, with the movements of the pointer guiding my eye. With the rollovers on the right hand side of the screen, I found that whenever I focused my attention on one of them, it changed colour and removed any indication as to what it was linked through to. The semi-radical head-shift that I had to go through to uproot what had become such a second-nature practice for me was fairly severe and I suspect would drive a usability expert close to tears…