The older version of Delicious, while functional, was not a joy to look at. After a year of weird color combinations (like blue on salmon pink) and bookmarks crammed closely together, I was glad to see that the new Delicious has a bold yet simple design that is a big improvement. The new website makes it easier to read your bookmarks at a glance by providing bigger spacing between links and keeping the bookmark's tag separate from the rest of the information. Also, the pink bars that showed the popularity of each bookmark have been replaced with neat blue boxes. Another change is that the list of tags that filled up the entire right side of the page can now be hidden and then brought back with a single click.
Overall, I think that the new design is a big improvement. My only complaint is that my bookmarks, after you click on them for the first time, are written in a much too light baby blue type. It takes a second for my eyes to focus on them. Otherwise, the bold new look is a welcome change from the previous version.
FASTER SEARCH ENGINE
Delicious has a search engine that combs through all the bookmarks that users have saved. It's not as comprehensive or reliable as a major search engine like Google or Yahoo!, but it's nice to know that every result you see was liked by at least one person, who saved it as a bookmark. I was reluctant to use it on the older website because it was really slow, and sometimes made my browser crash. Now, the new search engine is several times faster. It also features a drop-down menu that lets you control what part of the website you are searching (your bookmarks, your network's bookmarks, everyone's bookmarks, or a single person's bookmarks). The new search engine is a great asset to the website, and is one of the highlights of the new release.
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