The functional elements of the website and mobile apps will largely stay the same, following a massive overhaul Airbnb did last year. But it’s updated the look and feel of both with this update. With the launch of the new site, Airbnb has largely gone “flat,” swapping out its previous design filled with shadows and gradients and instead filling it with more white space and a common font throughout. It stripped text that used to be overlaid on top of photos and placed it below the images and added host photos alongside listings, so guests know whose place they’ll be staying at. That starts with Airbnb’s Discover feed, which has been updated to take into account more information about a user’s location to show nearby listings and destinations. For folks in San Francisco, that could mean listings at nearby “getaway” spots such as Tahoe, or popular destinations like Los Angeles or Portland. Get the full story at TechCrunch and VentureBeat Read also "Airbnb’s new logo looks a lot this other company’s logo" at VentureBeat and "New Airbnb logo wants you to draw it like one of your french logos" at TechCrunch