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14 May / 2010

Redesign of Wikipedia: Take A Close Look

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It seems the bug of website redesign has finally bitten Wikipedia – the world largest free encyclopedia. Shedding its old, trusted and traditional look, Wikipedia has entered the web industry with a killer look. Its newly launch interface has come with a number of improvements that are designed and developed painstakingly to enhance users experience and to make it load fast. It looks much cleaner and sophisticated than its previous version. Users will find it far more interesting and easier to edit information on Wikipedia than ever. So, just take a visual tour with us to explore some of its unexplored aspects:

A Crystal Clear Look: – The very first thing that will seize your attention is that its uncluttered look. The fundamental patterns of its website design have kept intact and that means it is less likely to draw scathing feedbacks from its visitors. Another major change that is more likely top draw the attention of the viewers is the distance between main content and navigation. Its logo simply looks much more attractive, elegant and sharp than its previous version. This is certainly a welcome move.

New Version Of Wikipedia

Old Version Of Wikipedia

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Change In Color: – The new design of Wikipedia appears more sober and delicate as far as its color combination is concerned. Navigation links that are featured on the sidebars have increased slightly in size and they look a little bit vibrant.

Search Bar Relocation: – Relocation of the search bar is certainly one of those few changes that you can hardly overlook. This change will certainly make it easier for the user to collate valuable information about a topic. This is a standard placement which is practiced by majority of website designers:

(Image Source – webdesignerdepot.com)

Reorganization of Tabs: – In addiction to search bar relocation, tabs have also been reorganized for giving Wikipedia a fresh new look. Thanks to this renovation drive, you will be able to spot out these tabs easily. The options of its tab are divided into two distinct groups:

Old Design

New Design

Enabling The Experimental Features: – Now, you can insert links more easily in Wikipedia than before. A new dialogue box has been introduced for inserting tables and links. This will encourage users to complete one task first before proceeding to the next one. However, this new addition is still in its development stage:

To sum it up all, Wikipedia’s new look appears much more enticing and engaging than its previous version. It is above and all a commendable attempt by Wikipedia to make it more presentable and user friendly.

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