New design of “Vkontakte” — no longer news. In April, the administration of the social network offered users to participate in testing. Now, when the tests are completed, began the formal transfer of users to the new version of the site.
June 9 in the community LIVE administration “VK” has announced that the first 10% of users transferred to the new design without the possibility to return to the old version. Soon innovation will assess all users.
The response was immediate. For example, a user Viva la Gloria on Twitter wrote(a): “a New interface VC is specifically designed to fight against Internet addiction”. Others went further disturbances in social networks and created a petition for the opportunity to return to the old design. Its author, Maxim Litmanen, outraged that such an important decision Mail.Ru Group took no account of the user. At the time of publication, the petition has already been signed by 12,500 people.
In its official blog “Vkontakte” explains the need for redesign to make the site look similar on all kinds of devices. To do this, the pages were deleted unnecessary elements, the increased screen width and fonts, and the sections “news” and “Messages” made up.
A new kind of “Vkontakte” one indignant users similar to the design of Facebook, and the other “Classmates”. On the other hand, even those 12 thousand people that signed a petition — this is not the 10% of users. Therefore, the rest of the changes like?