Flickr Goes Gamma

Just when we started wondering how much longer flickr would be beta, they announced gamma.

The new design had me scratching my head for a bit, but I’m coming to like the changes. The menu/toolbar in the header has direct links to a lot more stuff, while the stuff in the footer has many fewer links. I can’t really tell if there are any links missing there, or if they’re just organized better, as I really only used one or two of them anyway.

Searching is improved, and now there’s a fancy menu that pops up when you mouse over a buddy icon. Go take a look at it all.

Overall, it’s a nice improvement to my favorite online application.

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2 thoughts on “Flickr Goes Gamma

  1. Functionally, the new interface works poorly in the current version of Opera and is almost unusable in Opera 9 beta. Actually, the new Organizr doesn’t load in either the current version or the beta version of Opera.

    I was browsing Flickr when they pushed out the update and it was somewhat amusing to watch the navigation become unusable as my cached pages were reloaded.

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  2. So far my experience is that the performance is terrible. It is slooooooooooow. I would have gladly traded glib version wordplay for something that had been sufficiently load tested and shaken out before they pushed it live. I hope they can get it straightened out within a short period of time.

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