Amazon.com introduces new design

I use Firefox for all of my day-to-day browsing, but today I loaded up Amazon.com in Internet Explorer and got a shock – the site looks completely different! The top navigation bar has had a major redesign, and now sports only two tabs – ‘[your name]‘s Store’ and ‘View all 31 product categories’.

According to SearchViews, the new design is available to all IE and Firefox users. For some reason, I’m seeing the old design in Firefox, but I’ll put this down to a minor teething problem rather than deliberate discrimination against users of non-IE browsers, as friends with Firefox are getting the new page design.

Note that Amazon’s international sites are not affected – presumably there is less of a need to redesign because there are fewer categories to clutter up the interface.

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