Flickr to get redesign – Looks Pinteresting…

Flickr LogoAccording to BetaBeat, Flickr’s senior project manager, Markus Spiering told them the redesign would be seen by users some time around February 28th.  The new UI will feature rows of images around four times larger than they are now and the familiar white space around images will also be gone.  This look seems similar to a few sites that have been talked about recently, not saying that is the driving force behind the changes, which include more than just a redesigned homepage layout.Other notables include changes to the upload page and numerous other redesigns to help leverage some other Yahoo products that have not been fully integrated with Flickr.  The photo sharing site has retained a loyal user base but casual users have moved on to other sites that provide something more than just hosting your image library.  Don’t get me wrong, Flickr does have an impressive 3.5 million daily uploads which is only second to Facebook and with increased integration of other Yahoo services and a sleek redesign, they are poised to fend off some of the newer hip players in the photo sharing game.

Updated Flickr Homepage

Flickr updated homepage due in February 28, 2012.

About Geoff Simon

Geoff is owner/operator of Simon Search Marketing. He graduated cum laude with a B.S. in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University in 2003. Geoff immediately secured employment as an account coordinator with Grey Direct West, (now G2 Direct & Digital) working for Bank of Americas online banking division. From there Geoff has worked in a search marketing capacity for companies including Intermark Group, Disney Interactive Media Group, and Toyota Dealers Association. During his time Geoff has worked on brands including Disney Family, Toyota, Lexus, National Geographic, Red Bull USA Events, That '70s Show and Carsey Werner.
Geoff likes ice-hockey, is a Chicago native and proud dad to his almost 1-year old son Cyrus.
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