A New Look – Major Updates and Site Redesign

We’ve been working hard for the past several months and are excited to show you what we’ve been up to! One of the first things you’ll notice is the updated design. We’ve taken the avatar background and national buildings from all of our languages and put them together in the new background. The menu has been neatly integrated into this colourful and fun background. But that’s just the beginning… Let’s take a closer look at what else is new:

Learn Page

The Learn page now features a cleaner interface where you can see your Courses and select new ones. In addition, we have moved Timeline notifications up to the header that can now be accessed from any page. One of our primary goals with this update was to improve the experience for brand new LingQ members, and we feel confident that we have achieved this with the new simplified Learn page and the guided tour.

learn page

 

Lesson Page

The Lesson page is arguably one of the most important pages on the site, and as such we wanted to make sure any updates enhanced both the interface and the functionality for new and existing members.

lesson page

We wanted to make the interface more pleasant which we did by updating the typeface, improving the image and streamlining the controls. A cleaner look and feel, particularly on the yellow LingQ pane, are quickly noticeable in the update.

lingq pane

Dictionaries and resources have been moved into a dropdown and now pop up overtop of the LingQ pane. The dictionary window is now independent from the Dashboard, meaning it can be moved to anywhere on the page and can also be expanded to fit your screen.

dictionary window

Lastly, an Avatar progress bar has been added to the bottom of the Lesson page, so you can watch your Avatar grow as you add LingQs and Known Words.

avatar progress bar

 

Gamification

Language learning isn’t something that comes easily to most of us, and many of us often struggle with staying motivated. That’s why we’ve made it one of our focuses to ensure members stay motivated while using LingQ. Avatar credits have been converted to Avatar coins, and the prices in the Avatar Store have been updated accordingly. The new prices now follow a more natural progression, with prices escalating as you continue progressing.

avatar store

The new Avatar progress bar on the Lesson page offers instant feedback for activities on the site. Each Known Word helps you on your way to the next Avatar level. Each LingQ you create gets you closer to earning an Avatar coin which can be used to purchase items in the Avatar Store.

coin progress bar

With these new changes, it will be easier for us to add new items and outfits to the Avatar Store for purchase, ensuring everyone from beginner to advanced will have something to work towards!

Exchange

The Exchange was launched just six months ago, and since then we’ve seen hundreds of requests made for various tutoring services. With requests being the key activity on the Exchange page, we now show these in the main part of the page and show all other activities to the right side of the page. To create room for this, we moved the filters to the top and show them as a sentence (click on the blue words to change filters), and merged all rankings into one section.

exchange

  Thank you all for using LingQ! We hope you love the new site as much as we do!

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