July 31, 2008

deliciously new

Congrats to the delicious team on the launch of the new delicious.com. As an active user, I’ve been looking forward to the refresh for a little while now, and I’m happy to have it live! Here are a few of the things I like…

  • Date grouping! It’s a simple thing, but it really makes it visually clear how much linking activity I’ve been doing lately.

  • Top ten tags! I’m pretty sure I could have done that before with the controls that were there, but the new look of that right-hand module is clean, simple and straightforward.

  • Tag intersection UI! While the visual look implies more of a category > subcategory model instead of a pure tag intersection model, the way they’ve implemented it will make me much more likely to go to my archives to find things like “small+software.”

  • Long notes! Yeah, I like them too.

  • The launch video! Definitely worth watching, especially if you’re one of those people (like me) who likes words moving around on a screen.

And since it wouldn’t be fair and balanced without one thing I’m not a fan of, I’ll share this:

  • I’m not a fan of the new little “person” that’s there. I’ve always loved the simple delicious identity of the blue, black and white favicon; I’m not sure that the bookmark needed to be anthropomorphized.

To date I’ve shared 1,254 bookmarks on delicious. Here’s to the next 1,254!