Twitter Gets A New Slick Look

Posted Sep 18, 2008

MG Siegler at VentureBeat noticed that Twitter has revamped their look and feel.  The new look makes the site look more user-friendly.  On the right sidebar, users can click on the Homepage, message replies, direct messages, favorite messages, and users being followed.  At the top-right, users can click on who they are following, who is following them, and updates written.

Below is a screenshot of Evan Williams Twitter page:

The latest message is placed under the update box and the timing has been italicized.  Updates are refreshed via Ajax instead of loading a new page.  This will cut down the bandwidth used for Twitter.  Twitter also added a design customizer under the Settings/Design section.  There are several themes and background colors that can be chosen. 

Twitter also removed the Archive tab to prevent redundancy.  As Twitter continues to collect additional feedback, they’ll make changes to the user interface.  But for now, I’m satisfied so they’re doing a great job.