Change is good. Also, change is constant. Resiliency is one of the key things to remember when creating anything online. As bloggers, we need to be able to adapt to the changes that happen all around us. This is why from time to time, we should ask ourselves – is it time for a blog redesign? Blog redesigns are not a question of if, it is a question of when.[Read more…]
WordPress.com launched today a redesigned homepage. The new style is much more visual and uses thumbnails to display random content published by the WordPress community users.
The first thumbnail prominently displays today’s statistics for the platform. The redesign comes only days after WordPress.com published its stats wrap-up for July 2009.
How do you like the redesign? Leave your thoughts in the comments.
Twitter just rolled out their new front page, which was known to come. I’m a bit ambivalent about it, mainly because it seems to follow all of the design trends out there at the moment.
Anyway, the new front page features search from the front as well as a selection of trending topics, which is good. The reason for this is, well, I’ll let Biz Stone tell it himself:
However, demonstrating the power of Twitter as a discovery engine for what is happening right now through our Search and Trends often awakens a sense of wonder which inevitably leads to a much more compelling question, “How do I get involved?”
So what’s the verdict? [Read more…]
Envato still doesn’t seem to even consider slowing down, and the launch of the Creattica front page, which actually is an old thingy getting new love.
The new site is in fact a redesign and repurposing of our venerable FaveUp gallery that was in need of a bit of love and attention. So we’ve ported all the old content over to give the new site a flying start in its new super suit of Creattica awesomeness!
Don’t mess with my Facebook! That’s the gist of the user outrage that followed the Facebook redesign. And now Facebook is accommodating this by outlining changes, updates, and fine-tuning. Some things are undoubtedly good, like the real-time updating of the activity stream, while others might or might not prove to be a solid move. I won’t review proposed updates to a site, but I will say that site owners should beware of reverting too much to users’ requests. It’s always a good thing to listen to the users, and take criticism (good and bad) to heart, but one should always remember that most users view change as something bad, out of habit.
In other words: You might have a brilliant new concept, but if you don’t give the users the chance to realize it, and just reverts back to what they’re used to, you’ll never know. This might or might not be the case when it comes to the Facebook design, I don’t know and I’m not the target audience or user either, but I’m just saying.
Did Facebook turn around to fast? Share in the comments.