Twitter’s creative director Doug Bowman published a stunning example of interactive website design when he revealed a glimpse of the possible re-design of social networking site Twitter.
The feedback so far has been overwhelmingly positive, according to WebProNews.
In his tweet, Doug Bowman said: “Working on what may end up a significant redesign. Not final yet. What we can show without giving away the farm.”
The new design reveals an overhaul of profiles and the inclusion of statistics on profiles that relate to the number of days you’ve been a member on Twitter, the average number of tweets you send per day and the percentages of @replies recently.
Bowman previously worked on Wired, before becoming the visual design lead at Google. Many claims are floating around cyberspace that “there’s more than a nod to Apple,” with items such as the cog wheel of the Mac operating system appearing on the actions button, and the rounded corners of the design.
Twitter restricts posts to 140 characters. Its popularity with celebrities is believed to be one of the reasons behind its success. In March 2010, it reported a 1,500% growth in the number of registered users and in the first quarter of 2010 over 4 billion tweets were posted on the micro-blogging site. It has been ranked as one of the 50th most popular sites in the world; the third most popular social networking site and the fastest growing site in the Members Community, however only 40% of Twitter’s registered users are retained.