Have you been using Wikipedia’s new beta design that has been around for months now? What do you think of it?
Regardless of whether or not you are participating in the beta, notice anything different today? Wikipedia, Wikinews, and Wikimedia Commons have had their major design overhaul pushed out of beta to all users today.
The top and sidebar navigation options have been rearranged. At the top, the Read, Edit, and View History buttons sit on the right leaving only the Article and Discussion on the left. Previously, all buttons were on the left.
The editing toolbar has been greatly redesigned and changed. The new changes make formatting text easier. The new toolbar has 3 expandable sections: Advanced, Special Characters, and Help.
A button on the far right side of the advanced editing toolbar provides a find and replace feature.
Don’t like using the brackets to add links? Confused by how to create links to other Wikipedia articles? The new linking feature is here to help.
Need to add tables? Not sure how to do so? The new Table Creation wizard could help.
And last but not least, we have a redesigned Wikipedia logo. The logo features a slightly modified puzzle globe as well as the text underneath using the Linux Libertine open source typeface instead of Hoefler. Learn more here.
Do you frequently browse on Wikipedia? What do you think of the redesign? Leave your thoughts in the comments.