Craigslist might finally get a much needed redesign

Craigslist Engineer job posting

To many people living in city areas across the United States, Craigslist is a lifesaver when to comes to help finding apartments, roommates, deals on used furniture, gadgets, event tickets, and more. It’s even been proven to help people track down thieves and lost items, or provide wacky but entertaining posts like this woman who wanted to sell her Modern Warfare 3-addicted husband. Whatever you use Craigslist for, the one consensus is this: The site is much too ugly, text-heavy, and terrible on the eyes.

Perhaps some users enjoy the web 1.0 simplicity, but it appears Craigslist may finally be looking into joining the modern day of web design judging by this job ad. According to this listing, Craigslist is looking for “Senior UI / Usability / Front End Engineers” to “improve the craigslist user experience.” The posting, which was naturally found on Craigslist itself since the site does not have a Careers section, did not say specifically if the engineers needed to help give the very basic site a makeover though that is a large part of the User Interface. All that was made clear was the engineers will help the make the site “faster, friendlier and easier” and internally more efficient and effective. They will also help move Craigslist toward a mobile compatibility with an app development, though given the site’s plain interface, it’s quite mobile-friendly already.

With Craigslist still receiving 30 billion page views and 50 million new classified ads monthly, it’s no wonder it’ll need help managing the unstoppable traffic. Now only if they can do a better job preventing and removing spammer posts from every section. For example, it would be nicer if users can add more than just four photos to a post with a verified stamp, much like Airbnb does with their rental posts to make each listing more authentic. A map estimating the poster’s location could also help users estimate the distance they need to travel to meet the Craigslister in real life. But then again, with Craigslist offering a completely free-of-charge service, we might be asking for too much. What else do you think the site could improve in terms of usability?

Click here to see the full job posting while it’s still live. Hopefully this means we will see something new come out of the site in the following few months.


What’s the best way to stick it to Equifax? Make them work for you

If you're among those whose data was compromised by the Equifax data breach, you're probably not going to get the $125 promised by the FTC settlement. If you want to make Equifax pay, you're better off choosing free credit monitoring.

The IRS is cracking down on people who didn’t pay taxes on Bitcoin earnings

If you've been trading Bitcoin and haven't been reporting your earnings to the IRS, you might be getting a surprise in your mailbox. By the end of next month, around 10,000 people are expected to get letters from the IRS.

This magic box stops hackers, advertisers, ISPs, and everyone else spying on you

The Winston Privacy Filter is an unobtrusive little box that you plug your router into, and it promises to protect your online activities from hackers, advertisers, Internet Service Providers, and everyone else looking to snoop on you.
Home Theater

CBS, NBC, ABC, and Fox sue Locast, a free, nonprofit TV streaming service

In a story that his highly reminiscent of the legal battle that ultimately took down Aereo, Fox, CBS, ABC, and NBC are jointly suing Locast, a nonprofit that streams these TV channels for free over the internet.
Smart Home

Amazon is about to kill off its press-to-order Dash button

Amazon's diminutive Dash button is about to die. The ecommerce giant has said that from the end of August, customers will no longer be able to use its press-to-buy button to order products from its shopping site.

Apple Card applications have opened for a lucky few enthusiasts

Apple is getting into the credit card business. Apple Card is a credit card you can sign up for directly on your iPhone, and it doesn't have fees. There's a lower interest rate and you can even get Daily Cash from all purchases.

Microsoft Edge can now read webpages to you with more natural-sounding voices

Microsoft Edge has developed more natural sounding voice options for its screen reader feature, Read Aloud. You can test out the new voices by downloading either the Dev or Canary builds of Edge.

Were they really that bad? Here are the 10 most disliked videos on YouTube

Ever wondered which videos are the most disliked videos on YouTube? Well, we have the top ten list you’re looking for. Here are the latest videos with the most dislikes currently on YouTube.

From beautiful to downright weird, check out these great dual-monitor wallpapers

Multitasking with two monitors doesn't mean you have to split your screens with two separate wallpapers. From beautiful to downright weird, here are our top sites for finding the best dual-monitor wallpapers for you.

Need a free alternative to Adobe Illustrator? Here are our favorites

Photoshop and other commercial tools can be expensive, but drawing software doesn't need to be. The best free drawing software is just as powerful as some of the more expensive offerings.

Make a GIF of your favorite YouTube video with these great tools

Making a GIF from a YouTube video is easier than ever, but choosing the right tool to use isn't always so simple. In this guide, we'll teach you how to make a GIF from a YouTube video with our three favorite tools.
Small Business

The 15 best tech jobs boast top salaries, high satisfaction, lots of openings

The bonanza of tech jobs just keeps coming. High-paying tech jobs abound at companies where people love to work. If you’re ready to make a change, this is a great time to look for something more fulfilling.   

If you work in an office, you should know how to recall an email in Outlook

If you're an outlook user who sent an angry email and really wish you hadn't, then you're in luck. There are ways to recall that email, but you'll have to act fast. Here's how to recall an email in outlook.

Tired of paying? Here are 4 ways to use Microsoft Office for free

Many of us need to use Office apps from time to time — but we may not want or need to pay for a constant subscription. Fortunately, there are ways to get those services without paying. Here's how to get Microsoft Office for free.