Sure, you’re not the one one. All of us logging into Twitter final night time had a bit of shock once we noticed a brand new set of fonts and design modifications throughout the platform.
It’d take us some time to get used to it, and we’d it hate it for some time. However the firm defined in a thread that why it made these modifications: the first purpose is accessibility.
First, Twitter‘s new fonts are referred to as Chirp (cute identify), and the corporate claims they’re designed to make studying simpler whenever you’re scrolling via tweets. These are the corporate’s first proprietary typeface, and you’ll learn extra about it here.
Discover something totally different?
Right now, we launched a number of modifications to the way in which Twitter appears to be like on the internet and in your telephone. Whereas it’d really feel bizarre at first, these updates make us extra accessible, distinctive, and centered on you and what you’re speaking about.
Let’s take a deeper look. 🧵 pic.twitter.com/vCUomsgCNA
— Twitter Design (@TwitterDesign) August 11, 2021
There’s a cute easter egg too whenever you sort [CHIRPBIRDICON] within the new interface. Try what occurs within the video under.
Twitter’s new “Chirp” font incorporates a ligature that turns [CHIRPBIRDICON] into the Twitter brand https://t.co/TgCRi804iKpic.twitter.com/SYDczXCBM5
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) January 28, 2021
To make the design extra accessible, Twitter can also be altering its shade scheme to characteristic extra distinction, and scale back the quantity of blue components throughout the interface. Which means you’ll spot images and movies extra simply. Plus, the social community will roll out a new color palette for selection quickly.
Twitter is altering the colours for the observe button too. Nevertheless, in contrast to the present design the place the button is stuffed in whenever you observe somebody, the brand new button can be stuffed in should you don’t observe them. This may create some main confusion.
The social community mentioned that to make issues seamless, it’s decreasing gray backgrounds and divider strains. I can see this impact in tweet threads, the place there’s no divider line and issues look cleaner.
Franky, I’m okay with most of those modifications notably in the event that they improve accessibility for these with imaginative and prescient impairment. However the observe button rejigging may throw folks off for a bit.
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