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This article was published on December 18, 2015

Medium changed the way profile pages look, and it’s not going over well

Medium changed the way profile pages look, and it’s not going over well
Nate Swanner
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Yesterday, Medium made a few changes. Among the more glaring differences lies in profile pages, which have dropped the massive header image in favor of presenting more content.

It’s not going over well.

While few changes are ever widely popular, it seems those large cover images were something users actually liked. Here’s a sample of the comments on Medium’s blog post announcing the change:

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One user pointed out the embedded profile widget has yet to catch up with the changes, so there’s that.

I’m split on this one. As a Medium user, I liked the large image because it differentiated Medium from other platforms. In a technical sense, I can understand why Medium would make the change. Those splashy images that blurred as you scrolled past them are consumptive, and profile pages via Medium aren’t front and center.

If something so big and bold wasn’t leading the charge, it makes sense to get rid of it — but we’ll still complain!

Your Medium Profile Just Got a Facelift [Medium]