Well today is a new day over at Twitter. They've updated their web site and mobile apps.
So far I'm liking the new Twitter web site. It's much more usable. I also like the new Twitter for iPhone app, but I'm sticking with Tweetbot.
Now that sad news, from my perspective anyway, is they've hobbled TweetDeck for Chrome. For some dumb reason they've designed it so you'll have to click more, mostly by taking away columns from your view screen. So in stead of one horizontal scrolling window, you now have to click over to another screen.
Before today I could see four columns on my laptop screen: @programwitch, @blogoklahoma, an all in one column of @ replies for all my accounts, and a list with just news feeds in it. Off screen would be my inbox. Now I see three columns and a large blank space with a > in the center of it where the forth column would be. Very poor UI design.
And no resizing the window doesn't help. Nether does zooming out the page, it makes the font too small
They've also tweaked the design a bit by adding a little more white space around the columns. This small change actually makes it look clunky now.
The post selector box showed every single Facebook app I've ever created. The previous version allowed me to hide all those, this one doesn't. So I've disconnected Facebook from it. There are different ways to cross post, so that's no biggy.
Yes they did add a lot of good features to TweetDeck. The popup overlays are much nicer that the slider column. But the column view limitation is hard for me to get past.