Terrible puns aside, I’ve been using delicious for years and years – it has become, as these things do, just another part of memory (not that I don’t back up my links from time to time).
Got confronted with the new design last night, as with any change to something very familiar it takes a bit of getting used to, but overall I think it’s pretty good.
Love the previews and comments for all my bookmarks.
During a re-design it’s easy to get carried away adding new features and updating what is there already. It’s only natural, designers and developers get bored and want to try out new ways of doing things.
It can be hard to show restraint, but my initial impression is that the delicious team have managed to pull off a re-design that actually improves the user experience. Well done.
To tell the truth I do very little design work. I always find it particularly irritating when my shockingly expensive credits expire before I have a chance to use them.
So it was very nice when earlier this I was offered the chance to try out Fotolia for 1 month for free. Ironically I was so busy that I didn’t get around to actually signing up for ages. Eventually I did though, and to be honest it’s great. The website is fast, the search is good, and most importantly there is an extremely wide range of images and illustrations.
Obviously this is a shameless plug, but the next time I need to buy any stock images, Fotolia is actually going to be the first place I look. Good images and very good value (particularly the vector stuff).
For bloggers et al there is also an info microsite http://fotolianews.com/.