It looks like they just grabbed Twitter and Facebook's wireframes, added their own drop shadows and deployed.
Not really a progress still the boxes and the dropshadow. It still looks like something from the skeuomorphic era. But from the UI/UX perspective it is an improvement. But there is still too much noise in form of boxes, too much different typograhy and color. Primary and secondary colors doesn't pull out, nothing is really recognizeable. It doesn't look appealing or refreshing for me it is just like it was before but a little bit better.
Here's how it looks for me
Unfortunately it's awful.
The Try Premium for Free split over two lines in the navigaiton is killing me :(
Looks the same for me.
same... no clue why
Apparently we are not in the right bucket for the A/B-test. :)
Same for me too, and I've been eagerly awaiting the cleaned-up look. :)
I'm not too impressed with the fact that they hide the media section of your profile by default. I was attempting to show someone my resume yesterday, and had no idea where it was located at (it's under the "See More" link in the area where your profile picture is). The "Add new profile section" dropdown cuts off the Accomplishments accordion, which I wouldn't have found if I hadn't inadvertently collapsed the background accordion.
I also wish that clicking on the "Me" menu item took you directly to your profile. Oh well.
Same exact IA as Facebook. The cards are basically a 1:1 rip off (while i think both could benefit from an exercise of reduction - why do you have to display the Name of the person who liked a post, the total # of people who liked the post and the action to like the post in 3 different places?). Dropshadows per sè are not the problem, is that they're poorly executed. UI is not great, but at least consistent and improved. Nice touches are the preloader and the proxy loading of the content before the API returns the data. Shows that at least someone was thinking about the experience. Overall, its an obvious push towards "social news" around the business vertical.
Navigation ease has always been an issue with LinkedIn. If you ask a non-tech person about signing out option he/she may need to fumble around a bit to track the right link! With each iteration, the design is getting cleaner. To me, it's one of that iteration.
I don't get, how this network manages to survive to be honest.
looks exactly the same. not seeing any new crap
I really dislike the progression indicator followed by the skeleton UI. It makes it feel so slow because there's such an emphasis put on both of those loading views.
Endorse me for dolphin training. Yuck.
What's with the slow page loading?
so many bugs. One big one is my search is broken :( Have flagged it to them
Visually it's a slight improvement. However I still find navigation clunky and have had to google just to find out how to do certain things.
Not the best UX.
Design aside, they seem to have removed the PDF export option!