We're also putting a heavier emphasis on adaptability. The new menu is designed to function well on a variety of different devices, all of which use vastly different screen sizes and resolutions. This will make the site much easier to use from mobile devices, in particular.
The new site navigation menu also replaces the navigation strip, which previously appeared on the latest entries and friends pages. This helps ensure that site navigation remains the same no matter what page you're viewing.
We hope you enjoy the changes, and please let us know if you run into any bugs or problems with the menu.
Note that the updated menu version is only for the redesigned version of the LiveJournal site. If you are using the older version of the site, the menu changes do not apply.
[Edit] Known issues & updates:
- The old version of the friends page (/friends) is not applying friends filters. This will be fixed in an upcoming release.
- The option for switching to the old version of the site has moved; it is now available as the last option at http://www.livejournal.com/manage/settings/?cat=display.