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Wikipedia to upgrade its desktop layout within a decade

 Science & IT Desk

 Published: 09:11 PM, 26 September 2020   Updated: 09:12 PM, 26 September 2020

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Wikipedia is going to bring a new look for its desktop version after almost a decade to make the experience better for the readers. Olga Vasileva, a project manager of the Wikimedia Foundation, confirmed the matter in a blog post.

It’s time to take some ideas and bring them to the default experience of all users, on all wikis, in an organized, consistent way, Olga Vasileva said in the official post.

The design of desktop Wikipedia has not seen any changes for the past 10 years, leaving certain elements of the site’s navigation feeling clunky and overwhelming, Vasileva added.

According to the Wikimedia Foundation, content is growing rapidly. It was not possible to maintain the speed of the interface in pace with the content. New versions are being made to make the site more attractive.

However, it is not yet known whether this version is available on mobile.

Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia where volunteers from all over the world work to create and edit the content on the platform.