We’re really please to be able to announce a complete redesign of SoundCloud today, headed by our mega-interaction designer Katharina. We’ve made a great effort to optimize the site for speed and usability even further, addressing most of the major areas of the site. Below is a list of the big things that have been improved:
The dashboard has been made both leaner and smarter. The new design fits more content into the page and groups items by users in a clever way so that you’ll find the important stuff faster. A convenient “Show more” button in the footer will show you more content without leaving the page.
The player has been torn apart into molecules and put back together again: it’s now snappier, has better contrast and adding timed comments is a lot smoother.
Single track & set pages
The single track pages have gotten a major re-design to make more space for the waveform, yet better displaying relevant metadata.
Search is faster, and gives more relevant results thanks to our new hotness algorithm.
A lot has happened behind the scenes as well, and you should be seeing radically faster average loading for many pages and actions on SoundCloud now!