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Google Gmail gets a redesign with some new features including “information density” adjustment (a.k.a. whitespace or table padding), smarter search, more fluid page width, and a cleaner grid (oh, and lots of gray).

via gizmodo

A redesign for Amazon.com appears to be rolling out to select Google Chrome users (with Amazon Prime accounts).

This is the first major redesign for Amazon.com in a while, and it includes the same style left navigation drop down menu with some major changes. More specifically, there is a definite push for Amazon Prime, including books, e-books, cloud storage, music, streaming and download videos. Search gets a face lift, and the bright orange and blue boxes have been reduced to accent colors, something that many users will probably appreciate.

The timing of the site redesign seems fitting for the new Kindle product launch (shipping mid-November). Interestingly enough, we did not spot any redesigned pages on any browsers other than Chrome. It makes sense when you think about integration into Google Chrome’s web browser apps combined with the Kindle Fire running its own brew of Android.

If the rest of the redesign resembles the updated site navigation, we may be in for a big surprise.

The Gawker Network unveiled their latest redesign to their platform of content sites yesterday with some… hiccups.
First, the network crashed, then came the flood of mixed reviews (many not too flattering), and, of course, some press from Nick Denton on the Observer saying how the platform redesign will boost page views for their Oct. 2011 traffic (sales) goals. Seeing how everything is now a click, this would seemingly inflate pageviews as long as the viewers are not bothered by things like rich media flash units running up and down the page, colors changing on once favored sites like Gizmodo and Lifehacker every time they have a major advertiser, and a tablet-style UI. 
We don’t often post strong opinions one way or the other—we held back on Tropicana, iTunes and the Gap—but, when something is self-proclaimed as “the biggest event in Gawker Media history,” coming from someone whose business model revolves around cutthroat editorial, satire comes naturally.
Click on the image above to see my visual mapping and annotations on the “big event.”  
Post and annotations by: Matt Sung

The Gawker Network unveiled their latest redesign to their platform of content sites yesterday with some… hiccups.

First, the network crashed, then came the flood of mixed reviews (many not too flattering), and, of course, some press from Nick Denton on the Observer saying how the platform redesign will boost page views for their Oct. 2011 traffic (sales) goals. Seeing how everything is now a click, this would seemingly inflate pageviews as long as the viewers are not bothered by things like rich media flash units running up and down the page, colors changing on once favored sites like Gizmodo and Lifehacker every time they have a major advertiser, and a tablet-style UI. 

We don’t often post strong opinions one way or the other—we held back on Tropicana, iTunes and the Gap—but, when something is self-proclaimed as “the biggest event in Gawker Media history,” coming from someone whose business model revolves around cutthroat editorial, satire comes naturally.

Click on the image above to see my visual mapping and annotations on the “big event.”
 
 

Post and annotations by: Matt Sung

Cornell University Website Refresh:Farewell Cornell class of 2010! Thanks for all the hilarious flash videos!
(Special thanks for the tip from Julianna Lee)

Cornell University Website Refresh:
Farewell Cornell class of 2010! Thanks for all the hilarious flash videos!

(Special thanks for the tip from Julianna Lee)

Youtube to Get a Redesign:
Wired reports that over the next few weeks Youtube will be rolling out a redesign to “declutter” and clean up the user interface. This comes shortly after their new experiment with streaming rentals for “five different flicks from the Sundance Film Festival using their Google Checkout accounts” (mashable).
You can already start using the new design now by clicking this link. Reverting back is simple enough by clicking the “Return to the old YouTube" in the upper right corner.

Youtube to Get a Redesign:

Wired reports that over the next few weeks Youtube will be rolling out a redesign to “declutter” and clean up the user interface. This comes shortly after their new experiment with streaming rentals for “five different flicks from the Sundance Film Festival using their Google Checkout accounts” (mashable).

You can already start using the new design now by clicking this link. Reverting back is simple enough by clicking the “Return to the old YouTube" in the upper right corner.

Happy Cog East gives the city of Philadelphia a much needed refresh with their website redesign for VisitPhilly.com. (more info about the GPTMC’s rebranding via Technically Philly)

Happy Cog East gives the city of Philadelphia a much needed refresh with their website redesign for VisitPhilly.com.

(more info about the GPTMC’s rebranding via Technically Philly)

matthewb:

Frank Chimero’s new profile page — as with his work — is a thing of beauty. The text is set in Mitja Miklavčič’s FF Tisa Web Pro.

matthewb:

Frank Chimero’s new profile page — as with his work — is a thing of beauty. The text is set in Mitja Miklavčič’s FF Tisa Web Pro.