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Check Out The New LingQ Home Page

Things change so quickly and it’s easy to get comfortable and used to the way things look and work. At the same time, it’s easy to lose track of how long it has been since things last changed. We are now in the middle of a significant update to LingQ – we’re calling it LingQ 4.0! For the first time in years we are completely reworking our core functionality.

Don’t worry! The core functions on LingQ aren’t going anywhere but we are working to make these functions better and easier to use than ever before. We are working to make the interface more intuitive and to incorporate more ways of maintaining motivation and getting our users to use the site and therefore improve their languages.

As the first step leading up to the new launch, we have given our public site a complete makeover. Today we are launching the new LingQ home page which we hope will reflect the changes underway here at LingQ. The new site is a lot of fun and brings some energy to the page which we felt was missing. Along with some new characters who will form part of our LingQ image going forward.

LingQ new home page

As part of the new home page design, we are unveiling a new logo. The logo has been updated for the first time since we launched LingQ 9 years ago. You will see that the new logo is simpler and more current and that the Q is now distinctly displayed to remove any confusion from the speech bubble. We have maintained the speech bubble but separately. The new logo gives us a nice fresh look to go along with our new version.

We know that for our existing users, these are just cosmetic changes and that many of you are waiting to see how the functionality will be affected! Don’t worry we have been hard at work on those as well and there is not long to wait now! In fact, we are opening up the limited beta to more testers, so if you are interested in joining the limited beta for LingQ 4.0, please let us know by emailing support.

To give you a sense of the design process, here are a few early versions of the new home page which eventually led to our new design. It’s kind of interesting to see the evolution!

Lingq homepage draft inlet

Here we like the inlet look but felt the page needed some life.

Lingq homepage draftWe then added these two guys in a canoe which was better but still seemed a little too calm.

home page draft with ship

The ship came next but we still felt we needed to liven things up more which eventually led to a new logo, colours and design which you see at the top of this post. We look forward to your reaction to the new home page and logo. 

Check out our new home page and make sure to tell us what you think! Remember, if you’re logged in, you will have to log out in order to see the new page.

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  • Meyer Peter
    July 6, 2016 at 6:57 am

    The little logo in front of “LingQ” looks like a chef’s hat. First I thought that LingQ is a website about cooking…

    • jahrine
      July 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Haha! It kind of does! Not a cooking website, but we do have content on cooking 😉

  • Meyer Peter
    July 7, 2016 at 1:14 am

    When will be the release of the new LingQ? in July ’16? Or later?

    • jahrine
      July 7, 2016 at 10:55 am

      We’re hoping that the new version will be released sometime this month, yeah. The team is working hard to iron out any bugs right now. We’re so close!

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