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.


  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.


  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…


  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.


  5. Edward Caissie

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


  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).


  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?


  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.


  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.


    What do you guys think?


  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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