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The New Delicious is Finally Here

By Josh Catone

Almost 11 months after Delicious revealed screen shots of its redesign, the new site is finally live. Del.icio.us now redirects to delicious.com, as well, which the site says is to deal with the “zillion different confusions and misspellings of ‘del.icio.us'” they have seen over the years.

According to the Delicious blog, in addition to the major design overhaul, the site will also now be faster due to a shiny new back end, and they’ve improved search.

We’ve completely overhauled our search engine to make it faster and more powerful. Searches used to take ages to return results; now they’re very quick. The new search engine is also smarter, and more social: you can search within one of your tags, another user’s public bookmarks, or your social network. Now it’s easier to take advantage of the expertise and interests of your friends, not to mention the Delicious community at large.

The slick new design, though, is the most noticeable part of the relaunch. The Delicious team says it is meant to be “similar in spirit to the old one.” In that vein, it retains the same basic layout of the original del.icio.us page, but everything is a bit more modern. The what’s new page on the site provides a nice overview of the changes.

What do you think of the new design? Let us know in the comments.

  • MikeWhoBikes

    Looks good to me! I really like the large “Join Now” and “Sign In” buttons at the top right. I don’t think I’ve seen that approach before (at least not quite like this) but it’s very eye catching.

  • Fawaz

    The new look of Delicious is cool and Thanks to God Delicious they have changed their URL. Last link so hard to remember, even now i don’t remember it

  • http://www.onexsquare.com Teraflops

    Pretty neat! Like how they utilized the top banner across the entire page by adding that auto rotating feature. The design definitely did not hamper my ability in finding items where they suppose to be.

  • dannyj

    The redesign is much more logical than the old design.

  • http://www.iraqtimeline.com/ Black Max

    It is a better design. My only caveat is the banner selections: the too-simple blue/white drawings, or whatever, look cheap. But then again, I hate the entire “clip art” look.

  • http://www.isquaretechnologies.com

    New design is really very impressive and looks like they are alive in the market ;)

  • ex-delicious user

    It’s NOT a better design. Try using it for 5 minutes and you will hate it.

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