2009: Out With The Old (LinkedIn Interface)

December 31st, 2009 | by Jason Alba |

A few weeks ago I started to get emails from people asking me what I thought about the new LinkedIn interface.


I didn’t have a new LinkedIn interface.

Now I do, though.

Two thumbs up. I like everything about it. It feels cleaner, it seems there’s more room, and it focuses on my data, as opposed to navigation.  Good stuff.

Oh wait, there is one thing I’m surprised at.

My two favorite features, Answers and Companies, are NOT in the main menu.  I’m amazed, actually, as I think these are two of the first things you need to interact with, and they are in a secondary menu.


Oh well… overall, two thumbs up.

(How does this affect the LinkedIn DVD?  I’ll update it sometime but for the most part all the stuff I share is current… just some menu stuff is moved around)

  1. 4 Responses to “2009: Out With The Old (LinkedIn Interface)”

  2. By Fred Dempster on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Agree with the Answers and Companies, People as well – I keep looking for them. For Advanced People Search it is now to the Right of the box for most drop-downs.

    Did you note the major changes to search as well – Filter By on the Left side? I’m guessing from a couple emails I have that various people have these different Beta refinments, and the Opt In may not be there for all?

  3. By Jason Alba on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    Good point Fred… haven’t played with it but from what I have read it just seems like logical search functionality to drill down even deeper than what you got to in the first search… what do you think?

  4. By Fred Dempster on Jan 6, 2010 | Reply

    It is, there is a learning curve yet once you get the hang of it the drill down is helpful… the ability to do restricted global searches in Location/Country is great. Most of the bugs from even a few weeks ago are fixed.

  5. By Jason Alba on Jan 8, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll check it out – thanks Fred!

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