The next-big-thing online, pinboard Pinterest, unveiled new profile pages on Friday that feature more open space, larger pictures and a less-cluttered look.
The tech website Mashable reported details of the visual differences: "There (are) four centered Pinboards versus the former five, although if you stretch your browser’s window, you can accommodate more. The tab on the left detailing who is following you and who has recently re-pinned your photos and videos is gone. Instead, a horizontal bar on the top of the page details that information. You’ll also note that there’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."
Another website, TechCrunch, offers its own summation of the changes: "Things look a bit different. A profile picture is displayed nice and big on the top left, and most of what you’d originally find on the left-hand side bar has now been pushed front and center. It makes the content itself the center of attention. The boards themselves have also changed. No longer are you looking at nine little thumbnails, but rather a larger image of one of your pins, with thumbnails down below for the rest."
Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann announced Tuesday that the company was on the verge of rolling out new profile pages "that have been redesigned to look 'more beautiful' and to display users' influencers more prominently," CNN reported.