July 17, 2012
LinkedIn Unveils Simpler, Redesigned Homepage
redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online
LinkedIn launched a redesign of its homepage on Monday that strips away the clutter to make updated content easier to find.
The new homepage, which will be available to all users within the next few weeks, resembles a professional version of Facebook or Twitter, displaying news from a user´s network along with a chronological, weighted stream of updates from contacts.
“We´ve revamped the entire homepage experience with a new look and feel to make it easier to scan and find the information that matters most to you,” the company said in a blog posting on Monday.
“This simpler and cleaner design makes it easier to navigate the page and quickly find the updates you´re looking for — whether that´s a news article your boss has recently shared or it´s to see who has just started a new job.”
The new homepage defaults to showing only recommended content in each user's stream of updates from across his network, LinkedIn said.
Users who prefer to see all updates can customize the home page to do so.
The new site also allows members to browse news articles without leaving the home page by setting the stream of updates to display "LinkedIn Today" content.
Overall, the homepage is noticeably simpler in its design, with a bolder navigation bar, larger images and an automatic scrolling feature that displays more updates at the bottom of the page without clicking.
The company said it would add further enhancements to its homepage later this year.