A number of people have been asking for it, and TiVo has finally made drastic changes to the interface design – of their website. (Gotcha.) Sometime overnight TiVo appears to have launched a new corporate website design. Last night when I went to check on something it was the same design it has been for a long time, and just now I loaded it to find a completely different site design. If you remember way back at CES 2007, TiVo was showing off a prototype for what was going to be their new corporate website. But it never materialized. The new site is not the same design they were showing back then, but it is heavily Flash driven like the prototype.
At first blush the new design is nice, but it is going to take a while to get used to it. The old design was in place for so long that I new how to navigate it quickly to get to the pages I commonly used. Everything is moved around now, so I’ll have to get used to the new navigation. It looks like the whole site hasn’t been updated, if you poke around you’ll sometimes find yourself on pages with the old style, such as TiVo Rewards. Though it could be since the current TiVo Rewards program is being phased out anyway, they just didn’t bother to update that area of the site to the new style.
Overall, it is a dramatic change to the site, and I like it.