Sunday, April 22, 2012
Finally A Redesign!? Ugly Craigslist Hiring UI Designer To Become “Faster, Friendlier And Easier”
Recognizable, fast-loading, but outdated as hell website seeks Senior UI / Usability / Front End Engineer. Love it or hate it, Craigslist's design could provide a better experience, and apparently Craig thinks so too, as this weekend the site posted a job opening for someone to make it "faster, friendlier, and easier". It's hoping for a brave designer who can "develop new products and features that will have CL users swooning", "optimize internal team tools", and who has mobile app design and platform support skills. There's plenty of tweaks we'd appreciate like more consistent navigation controls and better use of whitespace. But don't expect Craigslist to ditch its famously minimal facade that's helped it climb to 50 million classified postings and 30 billion page views a month.