New Look and Feel for Wikipedia

May 13, 2010

Popular online encyclopedia Wikipedia is all set to get a new look. Over the next few days, Wikipedia will make a changeover to a new skin called Vector. The new skin along with simplified editing features is expected to make its interface more user friendly and easy to use.

With the new look, Wikipedia will get improved navigation for both reading and editing pages. Also, the tabs at the top of each page will clearly tell whether you are viewing the page or discussion page. It will also remind you whether you are reading or editing a page. Wikipedia will now have improved search suggestions to get you to the page you are looking for more quickly.

Wikipedia Prototype

With improvements in the editing toolbar, formatting pages is now simpler and more intuitive. New link wizard will help you in adding links to other pages on Wikipedia or other Wikimedia project pages, as well as links to external sites. Other new features includes a table wizard to make creating tables easier and a find and replace feature to simplify page editing.

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