Old New Flickr Layout


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Perhaps this is fairly old news, almost as old as March this year, but I haven't really ever noticed these changes until recently, due to being logged in most of the time when using Flickr. However as I have to use Flickr often without being logged in now (due to my security settings), my exposure to their new interface design has been a lot greater.

I have to say that I'm not really a fan of their new layout, which has said to be like Google+'s implementation of a photo viewer. It does not make the photo comments easy to see, EXIF data about the photos, or tags of the photos. The old layout allowed all the information to be visible at once, whereas now they must be uncovered, placing more emphasis on the set and the photostream.

I admit, this was a bit of a problem for me in the beginning when using Flickr with my first account (as with all my first accounts, they are inevitably abandoned), it wasn't easy by any measure to view the other photos in the set and to go to the photostream, but even the interface before this has made some great changes to the one which I was using before in high school and deemed not suitable for my use.

Although most of the functionality is the same, it seems that Flickr has started to use iframes in their provided code for pasting in, for example, blogs. Their previous provided code used img tags and a tags, which additionally allowed for alts and title text. This is a lot harder to discern from the iframe code provided.

The darker theme is a little easier on the eyes when looking at a bright computer screen all day, but I think that I'll be writing my own embed code for now. At least when I'm not logged in.