Delicious Gets New Look, Loses Dots

Delicious logoSocial-bookmarking pioneer Delicious released its long-awaited redesign today. While our favorite features, and several new ones, are present, one thing is obviously missing: its dots!

The delicious.com domain name has long redirected to del.icio.us, but the reverse is now true. The low-down on the name change, from the Delicious blog:

We’ve seen a zillion different confusions and misspellings of “del.icio.us” over the years (for example, “de.licio.us”, “del.icio.us.com” and “del.licio.us”), so moving to delicious.com will make it easier for people to find the site and share it with their friends.

The new site has softer blues, more shading and a more intuitive user interface. For example, the popular page used to have its input in the header, with a directory path metaphor.

Old Delicious Popular input

That worked for the techies amongst us, but Delicious needed to work for everybody. The new interface, while just a tweak, is much more usable (though I’m still disappointed I can’t search popular for multiple tags).

New Delicious Popular input

Of course, the new look goes further than what I’ve mentioned. Delicious has a video that describes the changes, and a full accounting on their what’s new page.

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