Monday, 16 July 2012

LinkedIn's New Homepage Design On It's Way To All.

Not so long back we had the iPad app redesign and now LinkedIn is rolling out a new desktop homepage design to it's 160+ million users.

In a blog post released today by product manager Caroline Gaffney states that the redesign is a more modern design and is simpler and easier to navigate. The news feed will be a continuous stream so no need for clicking see more or waiting for more updates to load when you reach the bottom of the page.
The top of the newsfeed will show relevant content such important updates and news articles recommended by LinkedIn for you.

The redesign also shows how many interactions there are to each update in the news feed such as how many liked and shared the post and how many comments it has generated.

LinkedIn New Homepage Design

It is less busy and does look easier to navigate but for how long? Caroline goes on to say "This is just the beginning of many more exciting, new features we plan to bring to the Homepage to offer more customisation and functionality this year.

Some are already saying that it is looking a lot like Facebook and Google+. Personally i think Facebook has become far too busy and i prefer the simplistic design to Google Plus and LinkedIn. What do you think of the new LinkedIn redesign? Let me know in the comments.