Delicious (formerly del.icio.us) is a social bookmarking web service for storing, sharing, and discovering web bookmarks. Founded in 2003, it was acquired by Yahoo! in 2005 and then again sold to Avos Systems in April 2011. Yahoo! operated the site until July 2011. On September 27, 2011, Delicious launched its completely new version 3.0 design in beta. The home URL was changed from del.icio.us to delicious.com and the newly redesigned site is up and running. Lets take a look at what changed for the good and the bad.
The old layout was pretty bland – the new layout is full of colors and one of the key changes has been the introduction of Stacks.
A stack is a collection of links built around a common theme. To get started, visit the stack tab on your profile page and click “create stack.” Choose at least three links, add juicy descriptions, pick the best images, choose the layout, and shuffle the order of links. When you’re all set, click publish to share your Delicious stack.
Stacks gives more graphical look to delicious and is a sure shot winner to arouse interest.
The old classic look is also present – you’ll have to go to the tab “featured links”. By default whenever you open delicious.com, it now opens with featured stacks. Whenever you add a link to your Delicious bookmarks, you can add it to a stack you have already created.
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There have been few minor changes as well, but the overall look and operation has not changed much – pretty much similar as earlier. You can still use the bookmarklet, Firefoxand Chrome add-ons and the IE buttons to add links to your account.
The overall feel of Delicious is the same. The addition of stacks gives it a visual grouping option and will probably give Delicious a more modern feel and revive the user base a bit. Hopefully with these changes, the new owners will be able to give it a new lease of life. Let us know what you think about it.