LinkedIn retools Web navigation to match mobile

The professional social network's navigation bar is now easier to use and more pleasant to behold.

Starting Wednesday, LinkedIn will be sporting a much sexier and simplified navigation bar inspired by the design of its just-improved mobile applications.

"Over the last year and half we've had the chance to learn quite a bit from you about the types of changes that add the most value to your daily professional life, and we've brought some of these learnings to the new navigation," LinkedIn Principal Designer Amy Parnell wrote in blog post.

The idea is to make LinkedIn's navigation menu on the Web not only nicer looking, but easier to use. The search field is now front and center, tabs have been cut back, and profile and account information is just a single click away.

The refreshed look also more closely matches that of LinkedIn's redesigned mobile applications for iPhone and Android, which were released in April.

The professional network said that all English-speaking members will get the new navigation menu at some point during the next month.

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