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https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Web UI Redesign [Reddit]

http://www.reddit.com/r/duolingo/comments/1tg7oc/sneak_peak_of_duolingos_redesigned_web_application/

Looks awesome.

Edit: Looks like you can make a new account and test out the new UI, so it should probably be rolling out for everyone soon.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/BellaLibellula

Not to be a downer, but it's starting to get really cartoony. I don't mind the playfulness of some things, but its looking closer to a child's game to me. :-/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jbailey88
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If you think that it's only just now starting to look like a child's game then I doubt that you've been paying much attention - it already looks like a child's game! This new version just makes it look cleaner.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BellaLibellula

Hence the sentence, "It's starting to get really cartoony." Meaning that it's getting more cartoony than it already is. No need to take a stab at my opinion. I just happen to not prefer that direction.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

Well, I guess that's good for me then because I love cartoony things!:) I don't think something being cartoony makes it childish. One of my favorite games, Team Fortress 2, is cartoony. It's an M rated game though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Looks great. Look how many lingots he has. It also seems that Zach1337 has returned :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

He totally hacked Duolingo.:)

And yep, glad to be back.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot
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Back with a smile

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/0liwia
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Looks great! It's probably the last gift.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baileyduoyeah

I've just signed up to the site to test out the new version and here are my thoughts:

  • Overall, it's so much better, a lot smoother and has lots of nice little animations and things
  • The lessons are better too and although similar, just work a bit better
  • The vocabulary tab seems to have gone and I'm struggling to find it, perhaps they're trying to shift the focus to mastering and maintaining each lesson rather than mastering individual words
  • No extra features (e.g. coach) in sight!

Basically, they can't roll this out quick enough in my opinion!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HH324

I did the same. It looks amazing!

EDIT: It seems that the bonus skills--Christmas, Idioms, Flirting--aren't available on the updated interface. Also, you can no longer see other users' trees.

EDIT 2: Finally checked out immersion. It's mostly the same, but without all the recent features like discussions and tiers.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wazzie
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I'm disappointed about the trees. It takes away some of the competition aspect (which is strange because DL seems to push people to complete skills faster) and if you are helping someone troubleshoot, or answer a question it can be helpful to know where they are in the tree. Hopefully this will change at least for people you are friends with.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HH324

You can get to vocab by going to http://www.duolingo.com/vocab but it is very screwed up when you're in the new interface and is clearly not meant to be reachable.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baileyduoyeah

Yeah, weird. Too be honest I don't think it's something that I'll miss and I think that we'll all be a bit better off not focusing on how many words we have 4 bars for. However, I imagine some of the more conservative people around here won't think the same as me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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I've created another account and I still get the old interface :/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baileyduoyeah

I had to make two, it's random at the moment I think.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo
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How did you sign up for that?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baileyduoyeah

Just signed up for a new account with a new email address

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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But then what about the incubator gift? Weren't they going to release the option to teach English speakers other languages, or was the gift the russian -> english course? If so that gift was for a narrow audience

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexSoupy

"Our fourth gift comes from the community. Thanks to the dedication of course moderators Roman Kuprov, Larisa Larionova and Valery Tsyplenkov, the first Incubator course is available in Beta today.

Even if you don’t speak Russian, today is a day to celebrate as this marks the first of many courses released from the Incubator." That's what they posted on their Facebook page.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ProwlingParis
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there are 145 mil people in russia yo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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Yeah, but not all of them are gonna use Duolingo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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...if only they did. At least a lot still will.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TimothyGeek

Unless they already know English.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iustitia
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It looks great in general :) I really like it on Android, but I feel that red color is too strong for skills. It attracts more attention than it should as red is very strong color for humans and makes a lot of emotions. I feel like those red skills jump out of the tree somehow with "LOOK AT ME!!! LOOK AT ME!" message.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

Wow... I'm glad I joined when I did so that I can appreciate the new UI that much more.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ayePete
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Hey. Thanks for the post. I've tried out the new design, and it's kinda nice, with all the new graphics and stuff, but I think I REALLY prefer the current one. For one thing, I think the colors of the new one are too loud. They make my eyes hurt.

Secondly, THE TREE IS GONE! One thing again, like others have said, is that the vocabulary section is GONE! This section has been really useful to me, especially when I want to practice words on which I find that I am a little weak, or when I am unavoidably absent from DL for some days and I want to refresh the words that decayed most during my stay away.

However, I rather like the idea of being able to see your lingots and stuff from whatever page you are on.

On the whole, the new design is great, but I would appreciate it very much if we are allowed to use the current design, or better still, if they make the new design optional.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HH324

I am sure that there will be no "optional designs," as that just complicates things (a lot). And keep in mind that it's not done yet. That's why it hasn't been fully released.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adamyoung97
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I like the strength bars :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerrArbo
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Nice! The round buttons for "special characters" might be a little anoying though... But i'm just speculating, I lookf forward to it (almost as much as the day when the incubator becomes an-any-language-to-any-language facility! That would make me cry with joy!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vedun
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How flat can you get?

It looks good though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/STrange-

Please bring the vocab back :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

They will. They just haven't implemented it in the new version yet.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnonToriYT

I don't see anything new in the design why is that? or this thing is an upcoming update?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Oops, I misread what you were saying. Oh well. What I see that's new is the streak and lingots are always visible to you, whether you're looking at your tree, getting ready to do a lesson, or even in the middle of a lesson. lesson prep duck lesson

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

How'd you add those images in your post?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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A trick I learned from Usagiboy7:

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(without the spaces)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pleiadian_

Cool, thanks revdolphin

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4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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¡De nada!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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Here, try this New face

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnonToriYT

You don't understand here duolingo is not looks like these on the picture thats what I ask, how can I make it look like this ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rhythmialex
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It is upcoming soon. I think it is the 6th gift.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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If it's actual and it isn't a fake, I love it ♥

I didn't like very much some little things, but I think I can get used to them. I wonder if they have improved the way we change between languages :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mopooo

It is actual. My friend just made a new account, and his accounts looks like that. They must be beta testing it now.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/robyoder

Yep, I made an account a few days ago and this is the only design I've seen.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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OMFG. Sorry for the F, but I just cannot believe it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silver_hook
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I seem to be using the new interface and appart from missing some features (e.g. the thesaurus) and some items in the lingot store (e.g. the christmas, flirting etc. lessons), I like it very much ☺

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/STrange-

New design is great!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sobmar
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It's very impractical design - I have to scroll down many screens to get my last subjects, which has not yet been completed. Previous version was more compact and user friendly. Now it's absolutely the triumph of form over substance. It's a shame, that I can't switch in settings to previous version.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BananaPotatoEgg

I am using it right now!!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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I love redesigns. When YouTube changed its layout everyone wanted to kill Google with a little 8-bit character named Bob, whereas I was loving it somehow. But help me, I kid not, when I try to click post comment my computer makes the question incorrect Duolingo sound! WHAT IS THIS!?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/porquepuedo
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I was finally able to post my comment.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camilogarcial11
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Does anyone know where to find the vocabulary? I can't find it in this new UI. Thanks.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zach1337

It's not there, but it'll come back. See Luis' thread here for more info.

https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1725038

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xiongnu1987

It's awful, so much less user friendly it's insane.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Muhummad

hay hay

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AnthonyZuniga15

HOLY MOLLY I NEED LINGOTS FOR SCHOOL I HAVE EBOLA

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tu.8zPhLrdoB6vPl

i have ebloa

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew_Jimenez00

i need lingots to pass my spanish class. all i need is 25 please help me.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blackguyplaysgam

Give me lingots

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blackguyplaysgam

I NEED LINGOTS IN POOR

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/watfak

Give me all ur lingots i have ebola

4 years ago