On the Flickr blog today, George Oates reveals a slew of site changes coming next week:
It was a little funny for us to win a Webby Award for Best Navigation/Structure (we also won for Best Practices – yay!). “Funny” because we’ve always felt like there were some big changes we needed to make. As Flickr grew organically, the site became a little, well … “rambly” over the years. So, we’re changing it 🙂
The highlights include a new navigation IA, improved boolean search, the Organizr rebuilt from the ground up, a new ‘person menu’ to get directly to users photos, profile, favorites, etc, and perhaps most usefully an increase in the number of images you see on most pages of the site, with an option to toggle between thumbs and larger versions. I’m most happy to hear the Organizr will get an upgrade – it’s a bit clunky today, but has a lot of potential.