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Wikipedia revamps its Portal after a decade

The Wikimedia Foundation has announced the redesign of the Wikipedia website that aims to improve the experience offered to visitors. The restyling takes place more than a decade after the last design change, without disturbing the historic look that has always characterized the portal.

The new design features a new always-on header that provides quick access to the search and article sections, and search now shows more accurate images and descriptions as you type.

You can now remove distractions while reading and the default font size is larger to reduce eye strain, it’s also easier to switch languages and a handy table of contents helps you navigate content more comfortably.

The Wikimedia Foundation clarifies that it has not withdrawn any functionality and that the changes introduced have brought real benefits during the tests carried out with groups of international volunteers.

According to the organization, this redesign aims to modernize Wikipedia, making it more accessible to a “next generation” of Internet users who may not be very familiar with the web. The portal update is now available for users in English and Wikimedia has already released the update for 300 of the 318 active languages on the site.

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