Flickr launches new site design

Photo sharing website Flickr has launched a new site design which aims to ‘make Flickr awesome again’.

The new Flickr homepage

Source: Flickr

The new Flickr homepage

The redesign comes just hours after Flickr owner Yahoo announced the acquisition of blogging site Tumblr, which Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer promised not to ‘screw up’.

Unveiling the new Flickr design, Mayer described the new look as ‘A beautiful, completely reimaging experience that puts photos front and centre.’

She adds, ‘We hope you’ll agree that we have made huge strides to make Flickr awesome again.’

The new site is built around a revamped photostream that shows users uploads, as well as comments and uploads from their friends, in what Flickr describes as ‘a seamless layout’.

The new Photostream design


The new Photostream design

The photostream forms the Flickr homepage, and allows users to monitor their own and their friends’ uploads and activity.

Flickr is also introducing a new slideshow option, which can display full-screen images.

Each registered Flickr users is being given a terabyte of space for free (equivalent to around 600 000 6 megapixel photos) and Flickr will now accept video uploads of up to three minutes.

Flickr's previous photostream design


Flickr’s previous photostream design

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  • Ellie Cowley November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    We love it. We think the added space is a clear winner as well.

    Shows that the good old tested marketing theory that sometimes giving a little can result in getting more.

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