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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Finally The New Delicious Is Out

After a long awaited period, del.icio.us new design is out and it is now delicious.com. This is really exciting news for del.icio.us fans and users.

The new Delicious is just like the old del.icio.us, only faster, easier to learn, and more delightful to use and to look at.  Here are the main changes:

Speed: Delicious is moved to a new infrastructure that makes every page faster. This new platform will keep up with traffic growth while ensuring Delicious is responsive and reliable. You may not have noticed, but the old back-end was getting creaky under the load of five million users.


Search: Delicious search engine is completely overhauled to make it faster and more powerful. Searches used to take ages to return results; now they’re very quick. The new search engine is also smarter, and more social: you can search within one of your tags, another user’s public bookmarks, or your social network. Now it’s easier to take advantage of the expertise and interests of your friends, not to mention the Delicious community at large.

Design: Finally, they updated the user interface to improve usability and add a few often-requested features (such as selectable detail levels and alphabetical sorting of bookmarks). Check out the What’s New page for an overview of the changes, or watch this animation that sums it up nicely.

There were a zillion different confusions and misspellings of “del.icio.us” over the years (for example, “de.licio.us”, “del.icio.us.com”, and “del.licio.us”), so moving to delicious.com will make it easier for people to find the site and share it with their friends.  Of course the old del.icio.us domain and all its URLs will continue to work.  Also note that the domain change requires a new login cookie, which is why everyone has to log in again.

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