47 comments

  • Tropical HoochTropical Hooch, over 2 years ago

    Y Tho

    67 points
  • Charlie PrattCharlie Pratt, over 2 years ago

    For a design community, DN kneejerks HATE on design refreshes. Boggles my mind.

    21 points
  • Andy OrsowAndy Orsow, over 2 years ago

    Those round avatars are just begging for Stories now... :D

    20 points
  • Ettore TortoraEttore Tortora, over 2 years ago

    I don't get the negative feedback. The new design feels cleaner and I like the rounded icons and their little pulse when they are selected. It's a good redesign!

    17 points
  • Vlad SolomakhaVlad Solomakha, over 2 years ago

    Looking really messy. What was the point of changing icon style from solid to outline? And adding sidebar to existing bottom navigation, it's kinda ruining hierarchy of the app…

    13 points
  • Spencer HoltawaySpencer Holtaway, over 2 years ago

    The desktop experience (where I use Twitter the most) feels like an afterthought. – The new lightweight icons render poorly on non-retina displays. – The font set (not even sure if this changed) feels really heavy in comparison to the iconography. – The profile card on the top-left falls apart with the circular avatar – There are spacing issues in the "who to follow" card

    Overall the page feels really "loose". Maybe the mobile experience is better (high resolution displays and mobile guidelines usually help keep the things I listed above tight on mobile) but I'm pretty disappointed with the result of the desktop site. Didn't feel broken to me before.

    edit: I can't get the markdown to work for the list above, sorry.

    8 points
  • Jonathan ShariatJonathan Shariat, over 2 years ago

    twitter compose window with rounded corners

    7 points
  • Stefano TirloniStefano Tirloni, over 2 years ago

    Why?

    7 points
    • Account deleted over 2 years ago

      To work designers into a tizzy and get lots of them to celebrate the occasion with a plethora of unsolicited redesigns. Duh.

      2 points
  • Diego LafuenteDiego Lafuente, over 2 years ago

    Here are my points:

    1. The product itself, at least, on desktop, looks like it's a complete UX caos.
    2. It is a pity that the mobile version is better than the desktop
    3. The icons used are really no intuitive.

    On point 1, just give a look all the UX. If you go to Start (Inicio in Spanish) you get a cleaner version of Twitter while if you go to your account looks like a mashup of different things. There should be coherence. I believe there's no PM in charge of this.

    On point 2, I use the mobile version on desktop because it's cleaner, better organized, faster, much faster. How's possible Twitter execs let this happen on the desktop side. Maybe desktop is becoming more and more obsolete, but then kill it once for all.

    On point 3, I believe they tested, but they did it wrong. To my eyes, the style of icon follows more a trend than real platform style icons. On Android the icons are very very different from all apps. If you want coherence, why go outlined on Android. The other problem I spotted, many icons were designed killing the obviousness of the actions: the reply icon is changed to a chat bubble like. That sucks, you don't chat in Twitter like you do in Whatsapp, you reply messages.

    The navigation used in Android now belongs to an old pattern. Why they didn't go with the proven bottom navigation tabs instead of using top tabs which are ok, the top bar is useless in most cases during the flows.

    I think there are conceptual problems, but it's hard to critice without seeing the full product vision. I really want to understand it because it makes no sense to me.

    4 points
  • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 2 years ago

    Initial impressions: I like it a lot. Feels much more at home on iOS 11 than iOS 10 though. The fonts are matching the brutalist approach that iOS 11 is being patterned toward.

    The quick swipe (or profile icon tap) to access specific profile sections is nice. I can now access my lists more quickly, and overall I see a lot of good things in this new layout.

    I wish that the creation of new tweets was more accessible. I feel a FAB, or central "new tweet" button at the bottom would make it easier to tweet quickly. I'm still a big supporter of one-handed phone usage. Another and more viable option would be a persistent input field at the bottom to tweet from.

    I like the subtle animations throughout. Nice subtle smooth visuals.

    2 points
  • Suganth SSuganth S, over 2 years ago

    Kinda like their animation for dark mode though https://media.giphy.com/media/l4FGrrr3vDxTZFNwk/giphy.gif

    2 points
  • Bruno AbattiBruno Abatti, over 2 years ago

    Information hierarchy sends “Hi”.

    2 points
  • Dapo OlaopaDapo Olaopa, over 2 years ago

    IMO They should just clone Instagram's

    -Nav bar: Periscope, Title/logo, DMs

    -Tab bar: Home, Search, Tweet, Notifications, Profile

    1 point
  • Jacob TaylorJacob Taylor, over 2 years ago

    The design looks fine. But there are much more pressing issues with the product that need to be addressed.

    Directing resources to this only serves to highlight the poor prioritisation going on at Twitter.

    1 point
  • Rick KhannaRick Khanna, over 2 years ago

    They need to just speed it up. That app is so slow on my phone. I stick with Tweetbot.

    1 point
  • anthony thomasanthony thomas, over 2 years ago

    Which prototyping tool did Twitter use for the animations?

    0 points
  • Account deleted over 2 years ago

    Why are you bitching so much about it? It is better than before, for sure. I like a majority of a redesign.

    0 points
  • Stevie EStevie E, over 2 years ago

    I find it baffling that the blue used for links on the desktop site #04cfde is completely inaccessible.

    0 points
  • Akshay ChauhanAkshay Chauhan, over 2 years ago

    Poor font sizes. It would be better if links were still 16px or interface had more breathing room around 18px text links.

    0 points