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LinkedIn jumps on to the makeover bandwagon with a change to its homepage both in terms of appearance and navigation. LinkedIn is making these changes in an attempt to help you get to the most relevant information faster.

LinkedIn’s Product Manager mentions in the company blog that the new look has been introduced to make it easier to scan and find the information, and also to navigate the page and quickly find the updates you’re looking for.

The preview as in the graphic below (the revamp is gradually being rolled out across accounts) does show a more uncluttered webpage with lots of whitespace. The top navigation bar gets a darker touch. It also seems that visuals like pictures get more prominence in comparison to the earlier interface. From a glance it is more modern and cleaner.

But changes go below the surface too as network updates and news appear more prominently, and get more space. The visuals are refreshingly richer and are in a continuous stream. Unlike before, where you had to click on a More link to go deeper, here you can see the latest from your network with a quick scan down the page. LinkedIn, with its new design, has also made it easier for you to see what your connections are talking about. So, now it is easier for you to get into professional conversations by liking, commenting or sharing the updates that matter to you.

Have you got the update yet? Does LinkedIn’s redesign grab your attention?

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Source: LinkedIn

  1. Arjun
    August 2, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Great round up of the changes, Saikat. Personally, I am yet to pass a judgement on the extent to which things would improve for Linkedin beyond a certain extent, but I am still hopeful.

    On the same lines, we wrote a post you might be interested in. Why don't you check that out at http://windchimes.co.in/blog/2012/08/linkedins-friday-dressing/ and share your take on that. It will be great to hear your views on the same.

  2. Vanja Gorgiev
    July 18, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    it's much easier for new users, it's a step forward for linkedin

  3. Shawn Ashree Baba
    July 18, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Loving the new LinkedIn design! Very sleek.

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