After announcing a design overhaul to Pinterest's profile pages, CEO Ben Silbermann has stayed true to his word - and didn't disappoint.
It's always exciting when a website informs you of 'upcoming changes' - will it vary greatly from its original design? What exciting features can we look forward to? Will it encourage me to use the site more often, or will I be put off using the site forever?
Well thankfully, users logged in to the site to find a much cleaner and streamlined design. Echoing the characteristics of Facebook's timeline, the new layout now comprises four centered Pinboards as opposed to the original five (but stretch your window and you'll easily be able to fit in a few more). A tab on the left tells you who's following you, with a row at the top of the page indicating pin-related statistics.
The white space at the top and alongside promotes a less jumbled look, whilst the vertically placed photos also resonate Facebook's timeline appearance.
Pinterest currently could not be reached for comment regarding the redesign, but Silbermann spoke about the previous design at SXSW earlier this week: "We laboured over that grid. There were literally dozens of that which were fully coded. We felt like, if your collections didn't look awesome, if they weren't beautiful, why would anyone spend the time to build them?"
This change doesn't denote a good thing - it denotes a GREAT thing. Pinterest, your redesign has done yourself - and your users - proud.