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  1. Edward Caissie

    I’m liking the new design …

    You’re not losing screen real estate with the login now moved to the bar at the top of the screen; and I find the “blocks” of blogs more enticing to click on than the former text style of links.

    I’m looking at it in a standard 4:3, 1024×768 monitor so that may be affecting the sidebar layout, which I find to be a little “off” but after logging into the site it “fits” better. It might be the layout, or the choice of fonts sizes … or it could just be me ;)

    The random block in the footer area is a nice touch to promote their own sites/apps as in the case of WordPress.tv and the WordPress iPhone app, its not obtrusive and fits the design well.

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  2. Drew Strojny

    Thanks for the heads up Jeff. I am digging the new design, looks like they are using a grid. I was also excited to see a screenshot of Vigilance underneath the “Gorgeous Themes” header in the sidebar.

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  3. Konstruktors Notes

    WordPress.com Redesign…

    Jeff has brought to my attention that folks at Automattic are testing a redesign of the WordPress.com front page.
    Those arriving at WordPress.com front page are either from other blogs hosted on WordPress.com or search engines, and most of them are int…

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  4. Martin

    I like it. Wonder if the login/search bar up the top will be made available as a plugin for WordPress.org users.

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  5. Edward Caissie

    @Martin – The bar at the top looks strikingly like the one in WPMU … it may be one and the same?

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  6. Viper007Bond

    @Edward Caissie – The one that was included in WPMU for a while was a slight modification of my plugin which is based on the old WordPress.com admin bar look (completely original code though).

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  7. Dawn

    I like the re-design, still needs a bit of tidying up though – e.g when you input your username and password, the prompts of username and password do not disappear, they’re overtyped. http://twitpic.com/dohyk

    Is the redesign anything to do with my dashboard http://twitpic.com/doido and blog http://twitpic.com/doigk having no styling?

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  8. Brad Potter

    Guess I’m the only one who prefers the prior site. It seemed to have better use of white space and I don’t like most of the navigation being located at bottom of page. That seems to depart from typical UI expectations.

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  9. Jeffro

    By the way, they have redesign the sidebar but mostly just to tell people to tell them what they should put in that sidebar.

    http://surveys.polldaddy.com/s/09CCC3C75BD4144B/

    What do you guys think?

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  10. Edward Caissie

    @Viper007Bond – Your Admin Bar plugin was usually one of the first I would use with my WPMU installations

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