redesigns

PayPal redesigns site, eliminates pages

PayPal is one of the web’s most recognizable brands, and it’s no spring chicken. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for a makeover.

Yesterday, the online payments giant announced a website redesign that will be rolling out to PayPal users in the United States in the coming weeks.

Google’s Blogger refresh: too little, too late

It’s easy to forget that more than a decade ago, when ‘blog‘ was still a nascent buzzword, Twitter co-founder Evan Williams launched a service that would help propel blogging into the mainstream.

That service, Blogger, was acquired by Google in 2003, and a year later, Williams left to pursue new opportunities.

Eight lessons from Gawker’s redesign atrocity

Gawker’s recent launch of a new design may prove to be one of the worst redesign launches in the history of the internet. It not only sparked an outcry from users, but let to a massive drop in traffic for one of the internet’s most popular publishers.

In the face of what can only be described as an online publisher’s worst nightmare, Nick Denton, the outspoken head of Gawker, has been unusually silent. Until now.

In an email he sent to staff, he admits that “the transition was definitely more bruising for readers and our own staff than
it needed to be
” and discusses what is being done to rectify the situation.