Flickr launched a new redesign yesterday, and upgraded the site from Beta to Gamma. I heard the redesign mentioned at Mesh by Chris Messina, who wasn’t exactly ecstatic about the changes. I for one love the new design, and think it is long overdue!
- The menu at the top has been simplified and now contains dropdown menus to access various areas of the site. I found the old, two-tiered menu structure kind of confusing, so for me, this is a welcome change.
- Search has been improved, and no longer just looks in tags.
- There’s a new person menu on buddy icons.
- Your Photos now shows to columns of photos instead of just one.
- The Organizr is vastly different, and I haven’t really had a chance to play with it yet.
Great job Flickr, keep it up! I hope the site does eventually leave it’s greek editions to go final, but at least they are not stuck on beta forever. Perhaps a lesson (and new model) for others to follow?
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