A mere 6 months since we launched the Adafruit Learning System, we are pleased to announce that we have already deployed what we are calling version 2.0. In the last six months, the tiny crew that is in charge of Adafruit Learning Technologies has been hard at work. We quietly launched the Adafruit Learning System in early June with just a few guides. Since then we have deployed numerous tweaks, upgrades, and bug fixes to make the system better. We believe we have the best learning system on the web, and now have almost 100 published guides to help you learn something new.
After the launch of the Adafruit Learning System, it always felt to me as if it were still a wireframe design. My design focus has always been to emphasize the guides themselves, but I still thought the ‘wrapper’ needed work to not be so bland. I also liked the endless scrolling of the homepage, but wanted a better way to curate content so we could bring attention to certain guides, and highlight our favorite older guides. I immediately started working on new wireframes and design ideas. It took about 13 attempts before I finally locked in on the design you see today.
With this new design, we now have continuity between the homepage, and the guides themselves. We also have featured guides on the homepage sidebar, and a list of the most popular guides in the Adafruit Learning System.
Overall, we are very pleased with the look of the new Adafruit Learning System, and hope you are too. Even though we are already at version 2.0, we are just getting started. We have so many cool features and updates planned, and we can’t wait to share them with you.
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