MySpace to Shake up Its Layout

MySpace will unveil next week a large-scale redesign that will alter major components of the social-networking site, like its home page, navigation scheme, search engine and video player. On Wednesday, MySpace users will see the first phase of the redesign, which has been in the works for the past six months, according to the company.

MySpace, the world's most popular social-networking site, expects the changes to boost user engagement by making the site easier to navigate. MySpace is routinely criticized by users and observers for a layout that many consider visually strident and messy. Its members have many options to alter their profile pages, such as changing their background color, adding hyperactive animations, using fonts of many sizes and colors and plastering them with videos and photo slideshows.

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That's disgusting. Again the top of the page takes up far too much space. Facebook is brilliant because it is minimalist and to the point; MySpace is so busy trying to shove advertising down your throat that it compromises the core functionality.

I don't use it, but i have stumbled many links to people's page there.

I have yet to see a decent page, all the layouts, colors, and everything design-related are awful as hell.

I hoe they change it for good because i don't understand how many people is using their service with those pages when there are other social sites to try.

What a coincidence they announce this after Facebook has been planning a HUGE redesign as well for the past year... which will be unveiled sometime this summer... lol.

I agree Myspace is going down hill.. even with a redesign.. I don't think it will be good.

Look at the large number of musicians/actors/companies with Facebook Pages now.

I like how the Myspace apps are hosted and verified by MySpace. I started on Myspace but now I have Facebook to. I don't see anything wrong with them, I myself set all my profiles to limited and put as little important data on there as possible. Facebook is kinda annoying cause each app you add it needs your data (why?). Facebook used to be really good until the Apps came in to be honest. I like the current MySpace homepage after you select your own theme. But ya it does need to be more unified like facebook.

Ha ha ha oh my why is MySpace still trying? I guess someone has to keep the child predators entertained online.

MySpace has been completely destroyed by Facebook and I find myself rarely visiting MySpace due to constant spam requests from bands and porn models. I doubt this relaunch will do much to change the situation.

i had those too. Just enable capcha's in your profile for sending you a message or for a friend request. Once I turned that on, my spam problem vanished.

I might look into it (I'm not familiar with what you're talking about) but I shouldn't have to change anything. But since Facebook has come along I find there is little point using MySpace anymore... it just does everything better.

(theyarecomingforyou said @ #4.2)
I might look into it (I'm not familiar with what you're talking about) but I shouldn't have to change anything. But since Facebook has come along I find there is little point using MySpace anymore... it just does everything better.

LOL, until you find that your workplace has banned access to it, and if you are 18-24 you have a large % chance of up and quitting your job LOL. (according to a recent survey)

does anyone care about myspace any more? The only reason my profile is still there is cos some of my friends cba to move to something better lol

I hope they stop music from blasting when loading a page.
You can turn that off in your preferences. From the blog post I saw, it looks a hell of a lot like Facebook. Why are they copying each other so much? Why can't they be different, unique sites? Gah.

(Kreuger said @ #2)
You can turn that off in your preferences. From the blog post I saw, it looks a hell of a lot like Facebook. Why are they copying each other so much? Why can't they be different, unique sites? Gah.

that stops myspace music, but if it has embeded music in the background the preferences wont change that....

(RAID 0 said @ #1.3)
You know there's a setting you can chage so it does not do that?

I love it when people have a background song, a myspace song and a video playing when you go to their site... It makes me laugh at those myspace idiots

(Island Dog said @ #1)
I hope they stop music from blasting when loading a page.

I find it annoying too and that has been one of the reasons that has kept me away from the site.

In Vista you can mute the audio in any application. Finally an audio mixer worth using! I have Firefox muted most of the time so no more annoying web sounds from ads and stuff. Who said Vista didn't come with any new features?

(RAID 0 said @ #1.3)
You know there's a setting you can chage so it does not do that?

oh but that would take some 'thinking' and 'extra work'.....maybe mommy and daddy will do it for them.....lol