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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Delicious changes look and feel and improves its Usability

Delicious has re-designed their service website with many cool looks and huge Usability features. It seems that Delicious has decided to take a hands on to their competitors as well.
Delicious has a bold new design that is more powerful and easier to use, along with a revamped search that's faster and more robust. It's also full of useful features that people have been requesting for years
- says Delicious.

Delicious is now more organized with into three main sections of Bookmarks, People and Tags, functioning somewhat same as before. Enormous change in menu structure and panels can be seen. With a new Search now virtually searches many context in Delicious. You can now specially search your own tags.

A very clean and featured home page for the bookmarks, very nicely placed action links, but may be somewhat difficult for new users to find them. But for experienced users this looks cool, does its job but don't occupy much of the real estate. New cool sub-menus has been introduced making the navigation easier. Now you can change your profile and your display options to others on Delicious.

Nice improvements for the tagging technology has been into being which enables you to search through tags and even sort them in several ways, as per your convenience. Bookmarks layout has been massively redesigned and now helping users to read and edit them easily. Nice display of the bookmarks helps you to easily understand and edit them. Even you can see your bookmarks with 3 detail options.

The right bar now don't gets hugely populated with tags (a problem for those who uses many tags, about more than just 60-70 tags). The tag bar came there replacing that old model. It cleverly shows only most used tags, and a drop down option for all tags.
Say goodbye to salmon on blue! The popularity of a bookmark can be determined quickly by the width and shade of the blue box around the save count.
- says Delicious.
But what I think is it became more complex. Cause you will see 100 and 999, 1000 and 9999 shows in same width and even in same color. That's not right Delicious. In this case you have gone on the number of digits in the count, not on the value.

By the way guys, have you noticed the URL for the site you viewing? Its now delicious.com not the old del.icio.us. Tell me what's the most interesting feature or design change for Delicious according to you? And obviously what helped you and what may not helped you?


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