Wikipedia Rolls Out New Interface

Wikipedia, the free web-based multi-lingual encyclopedia that anyone can edit, has a new look. Wikimedia announced Thursday morning a number of changes for Wikipedia which include a new interface, logo design and enhanced search.

What's new with Wikipedia
  • Look and feel: A new theme called “Vector”, which makes essential functions easier to find, was launched.
  • Navigation: Improved for reading and editing pages. The tabs at the top of each page more clearly define whether you’re reading or editing a page. There’s also a collapsible navigation for the left sidebar that hides items that aren’t used often, but allows them to continue to be easily accessible.
  • Editing improvements: Reorganized editing toolbar to make it easier to use. Formatting pages is simpler and more intuitive. A table wizard was introduced to make creating tables easier. You’ll also discover a new find and replace feature to simplify page editing.
  • Link wizard: An easy-to-use tool allows you to add links to other pages on Wikipedia, or to pages on external sites.
  • Search improvements: Search suggestions are now improved to get you to the page you are looking for more quickly.
  • Pediapress book creator: Create a book by selecting Wikipedia articles and adding them to the Book Creator. Your articles will be turned into a PDF (or OpenDocument) file so you can easily take Wikipedia wherever you go.
  • Updated Puzzle globe and wordmark: The well-known Wikipedia globe and wordmark have been enhanced and improved. Linux Libertine, an open source typeface, was introduced to help support the creation of hundreds of localized Wikipedia wordmarks, and the internationally-recognized puzzle globe has been recreated in 3D and includes even more languages.
More details on this page.