When we first built Polyvore back in February of 2007, we weren't sure what kinds of sets people would create. Our best guess was that they might look something like this:
(This was the first set we created)
But over the last 3+ years, the Polyvore community has evolved beyond anything we ever imagined. We never expected the editor to be used to make such gorgeous layouts. Your creativity amazes us!
The Polyvore Community is so Creative!
However, as your sets have evolved to become more and more beautiful, we started to feel that our own site design wasn't quite up to par. It was a little disconcerting to see such stunning sets on a site that looked like it was built in 1999.
So today we're introducing a new look for Polyvore that's simpler, cleaner and more modern. We've brightened our colors, lightened our borders, streamlined our pages, and tidied our grids. (But nothing has changed structurally, so you should still be able to find everything)
The inspiration for our new design was a modern art gallery -- bare white walls with exquisite masterpieces (your sets!) hanging on them. We think the new look does a much better job of showcasing your works of art.
Thank you for 3+ great years and for being such an amazing, inspiring community! If you have feedback or suggestions, just leave us a comment here on the blog.
The Polyvore Team
P.S. In case you're wondering about the black & white pattern at the top of the site, it's a damask pattern from ColourLovers.com. We plan to switch it up every once in a while, for holidays, for fun, and in tribute to our favorite designers. Here are some of our ideas (and we'd love to hear yours!).
UPDATE 8/21/2010 4:07pm PST: If you have been having issues with logging in, using the editor, or missing images, please see our latest blog post here for more details. We believe the problems (which weren't related to the new design) are now fixed . Sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for all your patience! Have a great Saturday.