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11:40 AM on 21 Sep 2011

Thoughts on the recent Facebook changes

The good:

  • Better separation between comments - I love the 1px border and the 4px padding on the bottom of each comment. (screenshot)
  • Subtle drop-shadow on the top bar - So sexy (screenshot)
  • More detail about a ticker story on hover - Especially photo-related stories (screenshot)
  • [Update 2:20PM PST] Send Birthday wall posts from the homepage - So convenient (screenshot) [Update 2:32PM PST] On the other hand, the user experience of sending a Birthday wall post from the homepage modal is not good. After you send a Birthday wall post to one friend on the list, the modal disappears and you have to re-click the link to get it back. You should be able to send multiple Birthday wall posts without the modal disappearing. [Update 2:57PM PST] It would be cool if I could RSVP for events from the homepage as well. Right now, I can’t perform any useful actions from the homepage events modal. (screenshot)
  • The bad:

  • Inconsistent top bar behavior - On the homepage and profile pages, the top bar is omnipresent/persistent (stays visible as you scroll down), but disappears when you scroll down on a canvas page. (example)
  • Ticker when the chat sidebar is hidden - Feels cluttered (screenshot)
  • The meh:

  • Home button on the top bar unnecessary - I always click the Facebook logo to go to the homepage, so the home button seems redundant. Also, I think the top bar would look cleaner without it.
  • Chat sidebar goes to the top of the page - I think it would look cleaner if the chat sidebar appeared underneath the top bar instead of over it. (screenshot)
  • Those are my (and my friend Felix's) initial thoughts on the recent Facebook changes. Let me know if you agree or disagree!

    I will probably post some additions and/or updates later tonight or tomorrow.

    1. carlanandes reblogged this from ariellezuckerberg and added:
      Muito bom Arielle, mandou bem…seu irmão já leu suas dicas? haha
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      Oh hey Arielle, thanks...popping by Tumblr once every 5 or 6 months. I’m amused
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