Twitter has been in the news, so what? Nothing new about it! But this time, its because of a substantial redesign of its home page in 2015.
It seems like Twitter is, presently, thinking to step out and try something new with a major Homepage redesign that could change the login page of the famous microblogging website into a real-time portal of the latest news stories and celeb updates.
A week before, two separate Twitter redesigns were discovered that are right now in limited-scope testing. Both designs envisage the future of Twitter’s homepage as a social media news portal, where the tweets are sorted as per the categories classified by subject, such as Business News, Video Games, Space News, and all that) or author (Country Artists, Celebrity Chefs, and more). Users need to just click a small banner to drill down to see tweets that fall into those categories. The similarity between both of them was that both has a grid view.
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Both designs are quite different and one of the main differences is their layout. First one that also looks more polished was spotted last week by Yongzhi Huang, a Fast Company developer. The homepage design features a 3x3 grid of tweet categories and a more densely crammed, two-column design. Whereas, the second design – the sparser one—was spotted by Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land, which comprises of a 2x2 grid of categories based on the tweet and three columns.
Actually, short of the obvious—that the social networking giant wants to emphasize on discoverability, but how will these categories work? Would they be driven by hashtags like before? Would they be human-curated? Or sorted out by algorithms??? The new homepage design creates more questions than answers. Let’s see what happens.