First Look At The New Delicious Bookmarking Site

For those of you who do not know, Delicious Bookmarks was purchased from Yahoo. The group who purchased the long neglected bookmarking site were the founders of a site you may have heard about… YouTube. This purchase was a while ago, but the newly redesigned site is up and running now. Lets take a look at what changed for the good and bad.

The layout is much more modern. Before, the site was a little bland. The newer layout is much more graphical because of the new feature they have named Stacks.

delicious-1 homescreen stacks

There is also the classic look with featured links. As you can see, this view is pretty much the same as before the site was purchased.

delicious-2 featured links hompage

Stacks are what they are calling Playlists for the web. They are a cool way to group your findings on the web and easily share them with your friends. To start making a stack, make sure you are logged into Delicious. Click the Create a Stack button on the homepage.

delicious-3 create stack button

On the next screen, you will be asked to name the stack and add a bit of info about it. If you are going to share the stack publicly, you will probably want to let people know what they are going to be looking at. Make a snappy title and give a decent explanation of the kinds of links you are adding.

You will need to add one link to the stack to be able to save it for editing or publishing later.

delicious-4 stack info

Now, whenever you are on the web and use the bookmarklet or other method to add a link to your Delicious bookmarks, you can add it to a stack you have created.

delicious-5 popup from bookmarklet

Select the stack you would like to add to from the drop-down or choose new stack. If you choose to create a new grouping, you will be taken to the screen where you fill in the title and intro information.

The rest of Delicious was freshened up a bit with similar but different graphics. The operation didn’t change much. You can still use the bookmarklet, Firefox and Chrome add-ons and the IE buttons to add links to your account.

The look of the pop-up screen has been redesigned a little. You have the bar to add tags and a box for information about the link. The main difference is the stacks drop down.

The overall feel of Delicious is the same. The addition of a more visual grouping will probably give Delicious a more modern feel and revive the user base a bit. Hopefully the new ownership with put the social back into this great social bookmarking site.

Are you a Delicious Bookmarks user? If so, what are your thoughts on stacks?