So many people are going to lose their shit today when they finally realise it is codecademy, not codeacademy
lol didnt realize it until u said it!
Took me a year of using their service semi-regularly to figure this one out.
I'm dyslexic and what is this.
So flat and minimal... feel like it lost its personality.
Agreed, also I saw no reason for a redesign. I used this quite a lot just a few months ago and at no point did I wish for a redesign (Thats saying a lot from a serial design complainer)
I disagree with you two. I think this redesign adds a much-needed new face to the site. The old design honestly seemed extremely dated to me. I know, it was along similar flat lines (to less of an extreme), but I think it just didn't work as well as it could have. They've rectified that with this design--it has a lot of personality (it takes work to do that with minimalism at this extreme), and I think it will take them a lot further than where their old design would have.
Me too, I feel like their JS courses are lagging a lot.
I can't recall the previous site, but if it didn't have that interactive hero, I have to think it regained any personality it lost in the interaction and copywriting.
I can see that little demo making people more excited to try a free class out than any visuals possibly could.
I went to their launch party for this. Some of the changes they showed there still aren't public but I'm really excited about the way that they're taking the redesign to the editor, and to tutorials in general.
I'd rather them concentrate on making more content vs. the refresh. There was a time there when it had the same exact content for about a year.
I was hoping to see more iOS or Android stuff personally.
Good thing they don't have any users over 25 or else they would run into some major readability with the low-contrast grey font (sarcasm...)
Visual "facelift" (ok, so it went flat), but not seeing the improved usability/legibility.
Flat looks great when it's pixel-perfect, but when it's not, it just looked unfinished and unpolished.
That fill icon as opposed to the other two stroke icons, is killing me here.
I think it's neat, and finally gives them an identity; I've stared at that Lobster font for way too long.
The dashboard page is super janky, though. It just takes me to the codebits section and violently reloads the page. I'm sure I'll like the site even more when they fix all the new bugs.
Looks like there are still some pages that haven't been refreshed. For example, the sign in page.
Edit: Just kidding, looks good now! However, if you try to log in but use the wrong password, the page it sends you to is still not updated. The link works, but in that instance it sends you to an old version of the sign in page.
Really, really, really dry.
I"m not seeing the new design yet. I guess it just started rolling out this morning?