Twitter Gets a Makeover

The much-anticipated makeover of Twitter’s home page was unveiled yesterday, offering a streamlined and user-friendly design that puts search front and centre.

In a move that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone described as “repositioning the product to focus more on discovery is an important first step in presenting Twitter to a wider audience of folks around the world”, Twitter has made the home page a lot simpler and accessible. It now offers three options: search, popular topics/trends, and signing up.

So far, the reaction has been overwhelmingly positive – not surprising given Twitter’s previous home page was busy trying to be all things to all people.

What do you think about the new design? What did you think of the old design?

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One Comment on “Twitter Gets a Makeover”

  1. I think the old site was far too geared at explaining what twitter is while also serving as a login page.

    The new design seems to be based more-so on the fact that people know what twitter is, providing a quick search input and listing trending topics. I also think they realize that over half of their users’ updates come from sources other than twitter.com, so the login isn’t as obtrusive as before.

    Just my take on a great looking redesign.

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