DMOZ Redesign On 18th Birthday

Jun 14, 2016 • 7:56 am | comments (16) by | Filed Under Open Directory Project (DMOZ)

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Few people noticed and you can't blame them, but back earlier this month, DMOZ announced on their 18th birthday that they have redesigned their old and legendary web directory - the open web directory.

Here is the new look, which is mobile friendly.

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Here is the old design:

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Here are the documented design changes:

  • The site is designed to work well with mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.
  • You can simply hover the mouse over icons for descriptions.
  • Each branch is color-coded.
  • There's a carousel at the page bottom to take you directly to a different branch.
  • On any category page, you can expand or shrink each section.

One person did notice, although it took a week or so:

Forum discussion at Twitter.

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