YNAB has a new look.

And I like it.

Big takeaway for me? An entire page dedicated to each rule.

But my favorite page on the internet, by far, is all about YNABers who are working hard and succeeding.

24 Responses to “YNAB has a new look.”

  1. Kendra

    I like the site but don’t think you should have taken the tree away. Over the years I’ve grown (no pun) to love that tree and find comfort in it. When I see it, I know that financially, everything will be OK. I’m going to miss the YNAB tree. 8(

  2. Carson Frankovits

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

    I now love your website just as much as I love YNAB.

    Great job guys!

  3. Kirrily

    Great new site. Much more professional and easier to navigate, particularly for new visitors. Wonderful!!!
    One awkward sentance though “Following our Four Rules, If you do just average you’ll have a $200 turnaround in one month.” The ‘if’ shouldn’t be capitalised and I had to read it a few times to understand what you were saying. (hope you don’t mind what I mean as constructive criticism.)

  4. jesse

    @Kirrily, thanks for the feedback. I need to rework that paragraph today :)

  5. Dennis

    Woah, it looks like a big step backwards. It looks like a site from 8-10 years ago. The previous site looked very professional, but this one looks like a rinky-dink little business. It really does not compliment how nice the YNAB program looks. Did you get very many people to take a look at it before you went with this design?

  6. Dep

    Amazing new site. Much more professional and drastic change. When I saw it I thought that YNAB hit the 4 version.

    I dont like this new logo, so common and whitout a meaning behind… Its very commom use “bubble speech” nowadays. In resume, your new brand has no soul.

    I suggest you stay with the old logo, maybe simplifying it with a new modern/fresh look.


  7. Annie

    I think the new design looks great; it feels much more user-friendly, the navigation/buttons well thought out, and I love the new colors. Great work, team YNAB! :)

    (Heads up: the footer link to “Tax Insights” is 404-ing)

    • jesse

      Thanks for the heads up Annie. We’ll get that link fixed…

  8. Hannah C.

    Love the new site! I did notice something weird on the Rule 2 page. It seems like the question and answer quoted below don’t really match up to each other…

    “How exactly does this work in the software?
    You don’t have to. Some people grow uncomfortable when their checking account has $7,000 in it because they’re afraid they’ll spend it. However, if you’re following Rule One, where you’re letting the budget tell you what you can spend, not your account balance, you should be just fine.

    If you’re enticed by the idea of having that money earn a teensy-tiny bit of interest, you could certainly put the money in a high-yield savings account. Your budget doesn’t care where your money is physically, it just wants to know how you spend the money.”

    • jesse

      Hannah, wow thanks for pointing out that blunder! It’s amazing what is missed even after staring at something so many times (maybe that’s the issue!)

  9. Doug

    I actually disagree with the previous post. I think the new site looks great, is super easy to navigate, and is opposite of anything remotely close to “rinky dink”. In fact, after looking at the site (and every page) closer tonight, I think that whoever was responsible for this new site …..hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth. Kudos…

  10. Jeff


    YNAB new web site is world class.

    Great job YNAB team!!!!!!

  11. Kenny D.

    I personally like the new design. The old site was very professional looking and a very good site. The new one has a more fun look to it, more exciting. I can’t quite place my finger on it.

    Lately it seems like there are a lot companies out there making a huge impact even though they are little (as far as # of employees). It seems like a few of them have a similar feel to their websites. One other example besides YNAB: 6WunderKinder, makers of Wunderlist at http://www.6wunderkinder.com

  12. Scott

    Jessie, I’m running Chrome (vs 16) on a Mac and a few pages aren’t loading. They show for a second then go all black. The homepage and when I click on I’m on the method page and roll over the rule icons.

    • Andrea

      Merry Christmas, Scott! Can you please write in more detail to support@youneedabudget.com and mention your blog post plus include more details about your hardware and operating system, and go to Chrome’s About page (click on the wrench icon) to get us any additional details of your Chrome version? I am on Chrome version 16.0.912.63 m and am not getting the blackout behavior when I roll over the rule icons on the method page and would like to better understand what is happening for you so we can fix it. Thanks!

      • Scott

        Scratch that. I was on Apple’s site and it did the same thing. I restarted my browser and all is good. Sorry about that.

  13. Meg

    Hi there!

    Very excited to find you! I hadn’t heard of your software before, but this article, posted today on Lifehacker (http://lifehacker.com/5871532/how-you-can-teach-friends-to-budget) led me to this link, from an article I had not read, posted in August 2011 (http://lifehacker.com/5828438/five-best-desktop-personal-finance-tools).

    That led me to reading more, downloading the trial, reading the (amazing and life-changing!) book, and looking forward to participating in a webinar this evening.

    Thanks for all you do. After going through one financial crisis after another (how do 7 layoffs and 2 major surgeries in 8 years suit you – YUCK!), I am energized and ready to experience a decrease in stress levels related to finances. I appreciate you so much!

  14. Meg

    P.S. I meant to add, I put a sticky-note on my wall of a quote that reverberated in my head and had great meaningfulness…greatest quote ever! It is:

    “You can’t rob your future self forever without feeling it.”


  15. Adam Kruszewski

    I like the new look, it feels very professional. On the other hand “headlines” on the blog (just like the “Leave a Reply” label) is in non-readable bold typeface (at least on my Firefox running on Mac).


  16. Liz

    I like the new website too, but I really miss the tree! I think the new logo is somewhat lacking and the tree is what I associate with YNAB. I agree with the earlier poster who said that the tree should be brought back and maybe updated a bit. Also, please keep the tree the logo for the computer program and the iPhone app. It would look strange with the new logo on my app. But if you do that and you keep this new log on the internet page, there is a bit of a disconnect between the internet page and the app/programs…..so just please bring back the tree!!! Thanks!

  17. Jason

    Hey, i’m planing to buy YNAB for PC aswell as for Android. I just wondered if the Android interface version is just a copy of the iOS version, because on the screenshots in the market it looks like this is the case. Maybe you could give Android a bit more love and give it an Android interface instead of an iOS copy (especially the control bar at the top and the overall theme).

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