Not a fan of the redesign, or the new icon

Great, great editor. But the new site design sort of looks like a retro, April fool’s joke?

And the new icon sort of looks like it’s for a cryptocurrency application? :thinking:

It stands out, and not in the best way. It would be cool if we could have something “simpler”.


In my opinion the old icon was better.


at least u can see it

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Yes, seems like a huge waste of money and resources for a redesign that no one asked for, and actually looks worse!

I think they are targeting people like me: code curious product types who don’t have the time/energy to learn how to code from the ground up. Also targeting a new generation of developers.

Hardcore coders may see some value in Cursor, but they’re so fluent in what they do that an AI that outputs stuff they need to fix later is actually a liability. The team is probably very aware of this.

Personally I liked the older version. This rebrand feels like “Superhuman” for IDE. I’ll probably get used to it, and adopt it.

That being said, Cursor team if you’re reading this, please please work on the core product even more. There’s so much alpha in making an even better IDE than what you have now (and there are still obvious design flaws). After all, even naive newbs will become demanding, irate developers as we level up. We’re going to want to see updates on the functionality vs vibes.


The previous logo was honestly gorgeous with the lighting, reflections, gradients. + the new one is kinda illegible which is the first thing you don’t wanna get wrong


Absolutely, you nailed it. The new logo just isn’t cutting it. I don’t know how much effort or money went into its design or if there was some feng shui involved, but to the general eye, it’s not appealing. A brilliant code editor like Cursor deserves something special, not this “paperweight trapped in black glass box” looking logo.


The redesign genuinely shocked me, and not in a good way. But, it does stand out. All tech products and services now suffer from TailWinditis, so I commend them for trying something really different, even if it does end up looking like a youth group magazine design.

We went through a recent trend of subtle, great design that was really focused on a pleasing end-user experience, imbued with an understanding of information hierarchy and the purpose of design as communication.

This redesign seems to reflect the trend away from all that and back to design as ‘fashion’ rather than communication: ape design trends that are currently considered edgier: brash, chaotic, high-contrast, indulgently ironic (maybe moreso with the example below): the kind of stuff design teams love to indulge in if they’re focused on designing for their peers and personal showcase rather than end users.

Another redesign that totally went that way was