Today we flipped the switch on another piece of a big redesign. Check out our new home page.
Our team did an excellent job of taking what had been a well-worn page and updating it to reflect a whole new design language. It was time for this very trafficked web page to get a facelift, and it looks sharp.
This design shares a similar jumping off point that you may have noticed with the release of Pixlr Express 2.0 for iOS. If you’re a Pixlr Express Android users, you undoubtedly also saw a big change in design with the release of version 2.0 for Android this week. Not just new logos but wholly redesigned interfaces.
While this new home page is way prettier, there are a few important additions to the page that didn’t exist in the past:
- First and foremost, you’ll see that you’ve got three big options to click on when you arrive at the page. Previously, you had to read and find the app you wanted and click on a link. Now, just click on one of those big logo graphics, and you’re in the editor of your choice.
- Next, we’ve included a way for visitors to get to our very popular phone apps. In the past, those lived on a separate page, but there’s no reason to have people click through and click through again to get to what they want. Send them straight to the app stores from the home page.
- Finally, you’ll notice a big block of content from this blog prominently displayed below the fold. These six content slots will help visitors see exactly what is new and locate any important announcements. It will help us promote tutorials we’ve created for our users, showcase the wonderful Pics of the Day our users share in our Pixlr on Flickr group, and get the word out about any contests we might be running. It’s designed with the Pixlr community in mind, and we encourage you to give it a glance whenever you come to visit us.
We hope you like the new design. In fact, we’d love to hear what you think. Hit us up on Twitter (@pixlr) with your redesign thoughts.