Amazon is in the middle of revamping its website this week and they’ve just started rolling out a new design for its book section.
Gone is the small cover image on the left, buy box on the right, and crowded info panel in between. It’s been replaced by a new layout:
The new layout is not yet used to display all titles (in fact, I can’t find it in the Kindle Store at all) but a reader has tipped me to the change.
She didn’t like the new design, but my feelings are mixed. It’s a lot cleaner and less cluttered than before, but I also think it’s too wide. There’s all this wasted space on the screen, while important details like the book description is pushed below the fold.
Let’s hope this is just a beta test, and not the final design.
What do you think of the new look?