LinkedIn has confirmed it is testing a redesign of its website, which comes not long after the professional networking site stopped displaying content from Twitter.
The new-look LinkedIn is intended to make people want to stay on the site longer, according to a report that says the new site emphasizes building relationships and more effectively curates content shared by users.
LinkedIn's new look includes a menu bar that remains at the top of the page when you scroll down, and it has also switched to a darker look, with gray replacing the white background and black being the color of the menu bar.
The redesign also looks to make things much simpler to do. As TechCrunch points out, with the menu bar always near, it's easy to create messages more quickly. This is also consistent in the "people who have viewed your profile" page, where a "Message/Connect" button now is presented next to the people who appear.