As we mentioned in a previous post, the site widening that is about to take place is the first step in a more involved redesign of HubPages.com.
James Edmondson has been working on this redesign for some time now, and we’d love to give you a sneak peek at the new look. Have a look at the work-in-progress designs for Hubs and profile pages below- and let us know what you think! We’d love to hear what you have to say – and we hope to roll out some of these new designs soon!
The new Hub layout:
As you may have noticed, there is a small box to the left side of the Hub that contains quick links to share the Hub on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. This box will move along with you as you scroll.
You may also notice that the sidebar has been simplified, and that there are five related Hubs shared at the bottom of the page. And of course, there’s also the new top and bottom navigation bars- the top navigation bar has been significantly streamlined, and the bottom navigation bar has been organized slightly differently.
The new profile layout:
One of the more exciting elements of this updated take on the profile page is that it contains a carousel that does a much better showcasing your favorite Hubs than the current listings do. Much of the page has been simplified and Hubs and your feed have been separated by a tab. James sought to give your profile page a more editorial feel with this design update, which offers more previews of the Hubs listed in the center of the page, which makes them more alluring then they appear with the current, more listing-centric design.
You may also notice that the bio has moved from the center of the page to the top right corner, and only a short snippet appears. When you click the “read more” link on someone’s bio, the full text will appear in a lightbox, complete with social media (e.g. Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc.) links so that your followers may know where to find you elsewhere online.
You can see the full-sized images by clicking on them. We look forward to reading your feedback!