Left anchored design is fashionable again?

By now pretty much everyone into adobe technologies knows the site design changed today. Most of the blogs I have read have said it looks great and I do like the look for the most part. What I dont get is why the site is anchored to the left. There used to be a time when that was how sites looked, but that used to be mostly since most users were on 800×600 resolution so you designed your site to that width. In the new world where 1024px is the more standard width, forget the fact that most adobe product users are designers with much bigger and wider monitors, the left anchored design seems an interesting choice. Adobe’s previously launched XD site also had the content anchored to the left with user comments on the right. Maybe will go that route too, recycling the white space for user comments or something?

Author: Arpit Mathur

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on a variety of topics including Machine Learning, Affective Computing, and Blockchain applications. Arpit has also worked extensively on Android and iOS applications, Virtual Reality apps as well as with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby on Rails. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist.

One thought on “ Left anchored design is fashionable again?”

  1. Agreed about the left aligned. If they do the same as the XD site, then it makes more sense.

    The bottom nav seems a bit week though. I like the accordion for ease of use, but the rest kind of feels like they left off in the middle and picked up on another project 🙂

    my 2 cents.


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