Facebook today revamped its Friendship Pages, a little-known feature that's suppose to take you on a trip down memory lane with any of your Facebook friends.
The social network may be using the redesign to bring more attention to the feature. The idea, the fruit of a hackathon, was rolled out about a year ago. The pages exist for each relationship you have and shows any posts, photos, and events that you and another person have shared.
Facebook is testing out a new, slimmer Timeline layout featuring a single column of posts instead of the current double column. The test layout keeps the boxes that highlight friends and activities to the right.
The social network is currently rolling out the test, first noticed by Inside Facebook, to a small number of users.
"This is a new design Facebook is testing with a small percentage of people to make navigating timeline even easier," a Facebook spokeswoman told CNET.
LinkedIn promises simplified profile-editing tools and easier ways to connect to other users with its new profile page redesign.
The new, more visual profile layout is meant to simplify the user experience and make it more useful daily, said Deep Nishar, senior vice president of products and user experience at LinkedIn. "We want to ensure that LinkedIn is working for our members -- even when they're not online," he said.
"We want to put the right business intelligence in front of the right member at the right time," LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner added.
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One feature, dubbed Feed, curates a user's favorite items on a personalized page and displays the images in a setup very similar to Pinterest's layout. eBay also improved its search function and included bigger photos and key product information on each item's page.
"We're delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more intuitive, convenient way to browse, decide and buy -- both globally and locally; and a new personal way to … Read more
It's about time, some might say. eBay announced today that after 17 years it has decided to update its logo.
Dropping the off-kilter lettering and 1990s font, the site's logo will now have a sleeker, slimmer look with its letters in a single-file row. The color scheme is staying the same, however.
"We retained core elements of our logo, including our iconic color palette," eBay President Devin Wenig said in a statement. "Our vibrant eBay colors and touching letters represent our connected and diverse eBay community - more than 100 million active users and 25 … Read more
Streaming video site Hulu launched a redesigned Web site this evening that replaces its traditional grid with larger images and focuses more on personalization.
The changes, which it hopes will improve content discovery, include a browse button and a "Staff Picks" list that highlights titles users may have missed. Users will also find recommendations based on their viewing history.
The chief goal of the redesign is to do a better job of surfacing Hulu's hidden gems, Rob Wong, Hulu's VP of product, said in a company blog post.
"We've started by using larger, more … Read more
Yelp has revamped its homepage to integrate more social elements into the user experience, the company announced on its blog today. Yelp is rolling out the new site over the next few weeks.
The new interface means you will find it easier to access what your friends are yelping about.
The new features includes a newsfeed of sorts that will show your friends' activity on the site, including comments, check-ins, photos and tips. Users will also be able to comment on friends' activity.
Yelp has its own member profiles, but it also has an option to import your friends from … Read more
Betaworks delivered on its promise and launched the newly redesigned Digg Web site today. In fact, the site even comes a day earlier than expected. Just yesterday, Betaworks revealed that the news aggregation site would have a complete makeover that would do away with the headlines list, add photos, and integrate Facebook and Twitter into Digg scores.
"On July 20, we announced that we were turning Digg back into a startup and rebuilding it from scratch in six weeks," Betaworks wrote in a blog post. "After an intense month and a half, we managed to get the … Read more