Pinterest revamped their look today. I have yet to download the app but I read about it almost every day. I might have to check it out this weekend. Hit the jump for details on the new Pinterest.
Pinterest has made good on CEO Ben Silbermannâ€™s promise earlier this week to redesign profiles on the site.
New Pinterest profile pages rolled out Friday morning. The new pages boast a cleaner, more streamlined design that evokes Facebookâ€™s Timeline.
For comparisonâ€™s sake, hereâ€™s top user Jane Wangâ€˜s old Pinterest profile page:
And hereâ€™s her new one:
In this grab, there four centered columns vs. the former five, although if you stretch your browserâ€™s window, you can accommodate more. The tab on the left detailing who is following you and who has recently repinned your photos and videos is gone. Instead, a horizontal bar on the top of the page details that information. Youâ€™ll also note that thereâ€™s more blank space on the side and top, giving the page a less cluttered look. In another change, the default for the profile page shows recent pins, rather than Pinboards.
The vertically oriented photos and the space for a large rectangular photo on top also resemble Facebookâ€™s new Timeline profiles.
Pinterest could not be reached for comment on the redesign. Speaking at SXSW in Austin earlier this week, Silbermann drew a distinction between the new pages and Timeline.
â€œIâ€™m so excited about it,â€ he said. â€œWe wanted to make it more beautiful â€¦ to make your profile different in kind than the profile you have on Facebook.â€
Silbermann also discussed the old design: â€œWe labored over that grid,â€ he said. â€œThere were literally dozens of that which were fully coded. We felt like, if your collections didnâ€™t look awesome, if they werenâ€™t beautiful, why would anyone spend the time to build them?â€