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Medium 2.0

A new look, app, and features to move thinking forward

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Andrew Torba
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Plenty of exciting new updates from Medium, including a new logo! @ev published his thoughts on the new update here: https://medium.com/the-story/taking-medium-to-the-next-level-cb7f223fad86 Story behind the new logo here: https://medium.com/the-story/the-story-behind-medium-s-new-logo-4cd3e143dfcf New iOS app info here: https://medium.com/the-story/taking-medium-for-ios-to-the-next-level-d318192a2a5c
Milan vd Bovenkamp ♠
@torbahax Nice! Also nice story on the design journey. Logo reminds me of a project I'm working on ;) https://twitter.com/awayin_to
Leo Faria
Loved the new M!
AJ
Love it!
Ryan Hoover
I love it. They're also releasing an API. Big changes coming, one week after their announcement of a massive $57M round.
ben Watanabe
@rrhoover Definitely the biggest part of the announcement, even if the most conversation will be around the new logo. Should be a lot more great content on Medium soon! Hopefully the new content doesn't get caught in the drafts folder, I know mine is becoming a dangerous place for any draft…
Kirby Kohlmorgen
@rrhoover I've never seen anyone reveal an API as well as Medium. Not only did they announce the API but also announced 5 integrations will kick-ass services and 3 SDKs for the most popular languages.
Nadia Eghbal
@rrhoover So excited for the API! Really well played.
Jonathan Shariat
Love the new design and the wordmark. I'm not sure I understand the M though. Anyway, great work and love the rest of the updates. Better and better!
Ben Thompson
well executed & great step forward.
Piero Borgo
Not totally into the brand new logo, but most of all I'm concerned about some typographic choices :\ Where is the centered text? Why they removed an heading style? 😔
George Margaritis
I don;t like the logo. Where is the original dark, bold, prominent M . Too bad. Hope it will not go down like blogger
Brian Sanders
@dontpanic_cg @pieroborgo George, are you saying that because you personally don't like the logo they now have a chance to become as unpopular as Blogger? Can't say that is a smart statement...
Piero Borgo
@briansventures @pieroborgo as a designer I inevitably tend to watch at logos and typography. I don't agree about some choices they made but I still love to write and read on Medium.
Dave Branson Smith
Can't express how excited I am for this. The API is super powerful, and the connection to IFTTT hopefully will make it extensible to other services (it's limited to recommendations as a Medium trigger ("this"), and creating drafts as a Medium output ("that") for now, but they promise to open it up further). The possibilities are exciting. Medium factors a ton into of how we connect with people who share our values, and so being able to use the API to make sure we reach everyone would be very important to us.
Hans Petter Eide
That logo is an instant OCD trigger 😨
Dimo Trifonov
Lovely identity but not a good fit for Medium. It has too much character, and Medium is just canvas for everyone's thoughts.
Özgür Celebi
Deleted Medium after the update!
f
@tristancelebi may I ask why?
Özgür Celebi
@felixoginni @tristancelebi Well there are a few key elements to it for me. One is the black tab bar at the bottom, which changes color and style when you switch to a article. Why is the logo grey inside the App and the App icon logo is green. Homepage is where it gets really cluttered and noisy inside the App. What should I focus on: Who recommended it, the picture, the title, the first sentence or wait there is a section with more info about where it comes from and date? I prefer a Medium App that is all about reading!
f
@tristancelebi Very valid points and I agree with most of them. Originally, I thought your gripe was about their strategy.
Rob Bye
The new logo makes medium appear like a new startup that is trying to be trendy. Not a well grounded company that was doing something different on the web!
Joao Carvalho
I liked the original logo. Had a reference to the large dropped initial capital serif letters used on newspaper articles. Newspaper = stories. Stories = Medium
Tom Kennedy
I loved the old logo, not sure how I feel about this new one just yet..
Frank
I really like Medium but I can't get behind this new logo. From reading the post about its development, it's clear they put a lot of work into it so I don't want to make it look like I'm slamming the designer; I'm not. I just don't see how this portrays the Medium brand better than the previous logo. The previous one looked like, from my perspective, a typed letter. That imagery fit what Medium was. This new logo, not so much.
Rodrigo Prior
@fbara Same impression here... I like the new logo, but I don't think it represents Medium so well as the old one used to...
Blake Robinson
New features are pretty solid. That logo is a total eyesore.
Adam Pittenger
I'm not a huge fan of the new logo, but I'm sure it will grow on me. More important is that iOS app... absolutely love the update there. It's awesome to see how the platform has evolved in just a few years.
Tom Flemming
How do you find your bookmarked stories?
Darren J Smith
I'm still so skeptical about using Medium, because I know they'll introduce adverts on these beautiful pages one day.
Seth Miller
Not crazy about new logo but new features sound awesome.
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