Strands update offers fresher look

Life streaming service Strands has launched a major upgrade, including usability improvements and improved visuals.

Included on the list (thanks to Drew)
* more prominent “strand” (center column) – fluid width
* cleaner UI
* larger avatar images (reupload your avatar image to get better quality at large size)
* less lightboxes
* new “share something” box
* more prominent play icons

Louis Gray sums it up this way: “Strands is quietly going about making a product on par with the market leaders, letting the community find new content and people, and enabling micro-conversations.”

It’s a great product that doesn’t get the attention it deserves, and I need to spend more time on it myself. A welcomed upgrade.