Netflix made some pretty radical changes to the website for streaming-only customers (you might not have noticed if you mostly use a streaming device). Besides the new look, Netflix has removed the ability to see or rate DVDs if you don't have a DVD plan, a dramatic move.
The most striking feature of the new design is a red bar across the top that floats on top of the page as you scroll. The new design is simpler and seems faster, more responsive (especially on the queue page).
The Watch Instantly page is almost text free, with large images for each title. You can scroll in two directions, and you still have the information pop-up when you hover over a title.
The Just for Kids page is even simpler, and also has scrolling in two directions.
The Suggestions for You page strangly requires you to click on an arrow to scroll sideways (you don't have to click to scroll on the other pages).
Reader KZ writes, "I used to use Netflix as myprimary way to track/rate movies I'd seen, but over the past few yearsthey've removed countless features that make that easy/desirable, and today they've removed yet another. Now, if you're an Instant-onlymember, you can ONLY see Instant Watch titles on the search resultspage. So if you go see a movie in theaters that you love and want to give it 5 stars on Netflix, you're completely out of luck. I always thought it was odd that DVD-only members can't see what titles are available for Instant Watch, but now they've evened theplaying field by hiding all DVDs from Instant members."
So, what do you think of the new design?
Thanks to Noor, KZ, Lucas, Nicholas, TC, and everyone else for sending this in.