LinkedIn’s redesign, 3 key changes

15th January 2013
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old old LinkedIn

new new LinkedIn

I’ve been covering LinkedIn’s mobile app redesign here and here. Their website redesign has taken a revolutionary, slow and quiet approach as well and it’s working for them.

A few things to note:

  • No more tabs – Tabs are so 1997 in web design
  • Black, black, black header and footer – Classy and unobtrusive at the same time
  • Main content broken into 2/3 and 1/3 sidebar – pretty classic design

Focus is on the content, not the navigation.

It’s been said LinkedIn is trying to be just like Facebook but I think they are doing their own thing quite well, thank you – focusing on the business community, not catering to baby and cat photos.

Good on them for building value quietly and slowly.

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Nathaniel Flick

I'm a Front End Web Developer passionate about usability. My primary specialties are HTML5, CSS3, SCSS, LESS, and jQuery and I am very familiar with Foundation and Bootstrap frameworks. I've worked on top of and with WordPress, Shopify, Rails, Python, and ASP.net/Umbraco frameworks.