(screenshot from a list of famous people) This afternoon we launched a new design of the Quizlet set page, with the goal of making it more intuitive and more visually appealing. While the old design looked pretty nice, there was a lot of wasted space and some key features were not very obvious. This update fixes a lot of the issues with the old design.
The major change was getting rid of the "Familiarize" study mode and building it right into the set page itself. This is great because you can now browse through a set very quickly and see if it's the one you want. For those who don't want to be cramped by its slightly small dimensions, you can make it "Full Screen." The "Full Screen" link will expand the flashcard box and, more excitingly, give you beautiful full size images (no other study mode on Quizlet does this yet).
We also made the various actions on the page easier to understand: sharing is less chunky, study modes are more clearly labelled, and the edit and delete links are in a more logical place. We also got rid of the myspace link and added a twitter link, which we've found is much more useful.
You can check out our Find Flashcards page to see some great sets that have beautiful new set pages.
Here's the old design, for reference.
In addition to the set page refresh, we made a ton of improvements to various parts of the site, from small bugfixes to speed optimizations, to improved Facebook integration, to adding features to our API.
Thanks to the whole Quizlet team for collaborating on this redesign: Dave, Phil, Melissa, Ben, and me (Andrew)! The team at our office in San Francisco is growing, and they're doing a great job of quickly releasing and adding new stuff. We're also hiring! If you're interested in working for Quizlet, click here.
Let us know what you think! It may be jarring to see things change a lot, but once you get used to it I think it's a lot better! We have more exciting improvements in the works, so stay tuned.
UPDATE 4/1/2010: Due to popular demand, we just added a button to "shuffle" your set when using the Familiarize mode built into the new set page. Enjoy :)
UPDATE 4/6/2010: We just lightened the color of the flashcard lines to make them less distracting... hope that helps!