BBC iPlayer interface fixed!

Some of you might remember me posting about an annoying “bug” or feature where the search box didn’t clear its pre-entered text properly when the user started typing their search term.

Well, sometime in the last fortnight it’s been fixed – much better!  Almost wonder if someone in the iPlayer team has been reading this blog – I can’t think that many other people will have consciously noticed it, let alone bothered to post about it!

BBC iPlayer user interface fail

Just thought to post up something that’s really bugging me on the BBC iPlayer site lately.  Why does the search entry box not clear the text string “search” when clicked on, like pretty much any other search function on any other website I’ve ever encountered?  It would save maddening situations like this ever being a problem, however much the user knows about the web:

Confused, much?