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LinkedIn's Web Redesign Is..."Modern" (Nov. 2020)

I'm not here to take a dump on the hard working web designers who brought their ideas to life because there are good things, and things that need just a smidgen of improvement.

One day in November 2020, I opened my LinkedIn to see this:

Pictured: Rendition of me opening Linked In to see the layout change, but the phone is a laptop, my pillows have Pokemon covers on them, and I am a black woman.

A positive: While it is bright, the icons are not sending me to primary color hell. I call it "Fischer-Price-ification" on Twitter, where major tech companies like Google are changing icons to be very bright, childish colors.

It changes on occasion. I like the Easter and Halloween ones!

Feedback: It's SO bright. It almost overwhelms the icons, especially the "Job" one. Let's give it a change.

I see why Google and Microsoft lean toward those color schemes.

This might be a great opportunity to give us themes.

There needs to be starker contrast between the colors of each icon.

Feedback: The background...the grey. It does not contrast enough. 

 Too intense.


You can change the button, but it shares the same properties as the IN logo up there and inline links

A positive:

I like the additions of more rounded edges. As far as I remember (and I could be faulty), they were limited to the Activity section, and the "⬆ New Posts" one was the most prominent.

That dark green is kind of an odd choice. It's darker than the post options.

A positive: I like how the icons change depending on where you are!

(The gif is about 28 second long)

Overall, it's more based upon aesthetics than a total reworking of the website, as far as I can tell.


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