Linden Research has updated the software for one of their blogs today. The overall improvement looks great. It’s a little confusing at first to figure out what is where and what everything is doing. Eventually I’ll adapt. One thing that I keep wondering is why they didn’t do something similar for their home page for new visitors. Instead, the improvement for the home page ended up being a dark page that is not only unprofessional in business environments, but also causes strain on the eyes. The other thing that I am noticing is that their is a lack of a consistent theme along all of their websites. The home page is black, the blog is white, and the rest of the site is white with complementary shades of blue. From a branding perspective, it appears that you are visiting different websites all together. The logos and orange login buttons help pull the branding together to identify the site.