38 comments

  • Allan GrinshteinAllan Grinshtein, 6 years ago

    This is my kind of redesign.

    13 points
  • Alex CarpenterAlex Carpenter, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Glad to see the jumped on the highlight feature after the readmill shutdown.

    4 points
  • Brad McNallyBrad McNally, 6 years ago

    I like all of the dead simple pages happening.

    Instapaper, Dropbox, Layervault, ftw.

    3 points
  • Eric ResslerEric Ressler, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    As much as I love the minimalism, as someone who's never used Instapaper I found myself wanting to see the actual product in action.

    Does it improve the formatting of the articles you save like Readability or do the designs stay true to the source?

    Can I organize or group articles? Can I search or filter them?

    I'm all for value propositions, but I need to see features to in order for you to get my email address. Am I alone in this?

    2 points
    • Daniel BanksDaniel Banks, 6 years ago

      You can do that stuff in blogmate

      0 points
    • Justin Van SlembrouckJustin Van Slembrouck, 6 years ago

      You're not alone, Eric. :)

      The team discussed doing a more progressive signup flow… one idea was to let people "Instapaper" an article and then ask for sign up when they wanted to actually save it.

      Getting this kind of flow right would take some time and we decided to push to a future release.

      1 point
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, 6 years ago

    that homepage is damn near perfect. straight-forward, impactful and unique. great redesign.

    2 points
  • Floyd WilliamsonFloyd Williamson, 6 years ago

    Great typography, lovely redesign. It sort of feels like a mashup of Offscreen and Dropbox.

    1 point
  • Dan Boland, 6 years ago

    A+ on the typography.

    1 point
  • Ale MuñozAle Muñoz, 6 years ago

    That split second in the animation, when the Kindle's screen blinks when changing pages is lovely.

    1 point
  • Ben RegaliBen Regali, 6 years ago

    Drag and drop for sorting folders makes ben super happy!

    0 points
  • Account deleted 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Sorry. Not a fan at all.

    1. I agree with Eric. If you basically aren't some trendy, internet hipster type... the site is very confusing. Which, led me to...

    2. The interior/detailed pages are a complete afterthought and it shows. Broken carousels, claustrophobic content, etc. It's TOO minimal and without a stronger visual hierarchy, it's very confusing. I wonder how that eye quant score does on these pages...

    https://www.instapaper.com/iphonehttps://www.instapaper.com/android

    EDIT: And the fact that they aren't using the standard "download on the app store" imagery provided by Apple is also weird too.

    0 points
    • Drew LustroDrew Lustro, 6 years ago

      Solo front-end engineer that implemented the redesign here.

      The redesign is a complete front-end ripout. Some colophon pages, such as /iphone and /android, share the legacy styling of the previous design. I agree that they need serious attention.

      We intend to address them with care individually in the near future and decided to punt for now, as shipping the redesign took priority.

      0 points
    • Justin Van SlembrouckJustin Van Slembrouck, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

      2 is totally fair. There's plenty of work/cleanup yet to be done on the interior pages.

      0 points
  • Tor Løvskogen BollingmoTor Løvskogen Bollingmo, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Our AI gives it a 92/100 Visual Clarity score, clean! http://cl.ly/image/370n1r2v1y1d/clean.png

    If you're able to boil down your marketing to this few points (without making people confused) you end up with a really clear and high-converting site.

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 6 years ago

    And here is the animation post in dribbble

    https://dribbble.com/shots/1543861-Instapaper

    0 points
  • Daniël van der Winden, 6 years ago

    I love it.

    0 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, 6 years ago

    One of the things that striked me about the homepage is the usage of a Video. At first I've thought that it was HTML5 animation, or some kind of SVG.

    It doesn't sound bad and I think it's pretty doable, responsive and browse wide.

    0 points
    • Drew LustroDrew Lustro, 6 years ago

      Solo front-end engineer that implemented the redesign here.

      The homepage uses an H.264 video (800Kb) for browsers that can support it and Ogg otherwise.

      Browsers that do not support HTML5 video's autoplay and that generally have constrained bandwidth (such as iOS and Android) fallback on a CSS3 animation sequence of carouseling devices (100Kb)

      0 points
  • Patrick LoonstraPatrick Loonstra, 6 years ago

    Making highlights is great. So, I hope Pocket is watching also what they are doing.

    0 points
  • Daniel BanksDaniel Banks, 6 years ago

    I made http://blogmate.is a year ago to do highlighting, annotating, organizing articles. Everyone is doing highlighting now

    0 points
  • Josh ClementJosh Clement, 6 years ago

    It took this redesign, and the fact that I spend more time on it than any other website to finally subscribe. I'm so cheap...

    On the design: ultra sparse vibe is quite similar to dropbox, but suits the product anyway.

    0 points
  • Al HaighAl Haigh, 6 years ago

    What was wrong with the old interface? TNW has called it "clunky" but I remember it being pretty good (I don't really use the service though)

    0 points
  • Sean HendricksonSean Hendrickson, 6 years ago

    For the lazy: http://blog.instapaper.com/post/85125160146

    This is the blog post highlighting (pun maybe intended?) the new features and design for Instapaper.

    0 points
  • Manik Rathee, 6 years ago

    Article about it on The Next Web

    0 points