Pinterest is updating its web interface for easier navigation and a better layout for displaying information. The most notable interface change is the sidebar, which has been updated to make navigating the different categories and other boards more visible.
This will make discovery much easier. The current interface has categories and other boards in a section at the top of the page, but its drop down menus are often forgotten about.
The other big change to Pinterest is the layout of its boards. Boards will be bigger, allowing for a better visual experience as well as providing more room to display more detailed information. The update to the look of the boards also helps to aid discovery. Users will be able to see pins from the same board, who has repinned the board, and related pins.
Last but not least, Pinterest is working on improving the overall performance of the site. The updates will only be rolled out to a small group of users “over the coming weeks.” Users who want to help Pinterest test out the new layout have to sign up here. All you have to enter is your user name and email address to request access to the new layout.