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New LJ prototype!
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UPDATE2: English-language prototype is here !! (thank you markmanching)
UPDATE: Live prototype can be accessed here . Below are just links to specific pages!
This is A TRANSLATION! I have nothing to do with LJ or any of this!
Please direct your politely worded feedback to this post and remember that politeness wins over rudeness every time!

Artemiy Lebedev (tema), who's studio ArtLebedev is behind the latest changes in the comments page design, has posted a link to prototype of the new LJ expected to come out soon.

I... have no words. You can access it here
and below I'm going to translate separate links. Sorry, can't figure out the three-column thing.

And I can translate some pages if anyone needs them. Can't promise all pages though :(


First column
Main page (logged in) 
Main page (logged out)
(translation for Main Page is here)

About the site
Site map
LJ Today
Tour LJ

Account
Create account
Account creation (finish)

User profile
Userpics
Gifts

Settings
Account Settings
Domain redirect page
Change password
Delete account
Deleted account's page (for the owner of account)
Deleted account's page (for all other users)
Profile Settings
Pictures
Userpics
Userheads
Gifts
Mood icons
Mood theme upload

Friends
Feeds
Find friends by email
Add Friends
Invite friends
Communities

Journal
Notifications
Integration


Help and feedback
Send support request
FAQ: question 114
List of open support requests
Support request page



Second column
Posts
Post an Entry
Edit an Entry
(translation for Post/Edit an Entry is here)
Write comment - this is how a post is going to look in the new default style.
Export journal
Manage tags
Calendar
Suspicious comments
Reposted post - writing a comment
Communities
Create community
Community created
Community profile [info]cheaptrip

Community settings
Community profile settings
Pictures
Community userpics
Community giftsJ
Community mood themes
Community members
Community journal
Connect with other services

Messages
Messages
Threads
Sent
Starred/marked
New message


Notifications
All notifications
LJ announcements
Friends updates


Shop
Buy LJ tokens
Paid account
Feature packs
Userheads
Gifts
Rename account
Send tokens


Third column
Search
Search results
Everything
Users
Posts
Comments
Messages
Feeds
Help

404 page not found
Scrapbook (already on beta - you can check it out if you're Plus, Paid or Permanent user).
Upload pictures
Album view
Picture view

Mouse hover menu
HTML cheatsheet


Statistics and rating
My journal's statistics
Journal stats
Comments stats
Friends stats
My guests/guest stats
Post stats
RSS feed stats
Money operations/Token stats
Ratings
Posts rating
User rating
Community rating
Feeds rating

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Ooh, thank you for the links!

Denise's explanation makes sense, especially with my own theory that they're trying to force people off Basic accounts in order to get more ad views.

It makes me sad to see them choosing to ignore their existing users in order to get more new ones. Like you said, it's a logical decision. But at least in Russia content is what most new people are after. And with this change they're driving off some pretty big content-creators.

Actually, at this point I think that their biggest mistake was replacing the old default without leaving it as an alternative somewhere. That would've let them keep old users and make everything easier for new ones.

I think Denise's points are that having that optionality discourages interaction. Also their is more backend work in maintaining two sets of code.


Are you talking about the ability to select Basic account on account creation? That would've been solved with putting Basic as default, as it was when Plus was just appearing.

I apologize if you were talking about something else - could please explain this in more detail?

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