I’ve gotten a lot of questions in recent weeks about Facebook’s new user design. (If you haven’t seen it yet, just log into your usual account through this URL.) To be honest, I’m still processing how I feel about it. I applaud Facebook for keeping things simple and clean and not being wooed by splashy bubbles or cheesy graphics. This was (and still is) one of my biggest reasons for switching from MySpace to Facebook in the first place. I also like that my profile is now spread across multiple tabs instead of one ridiculously long page that requires about 30 minutes to scroll through. At the same time, I’m a creature of habit and I’ve really gotten comfortable with the old/current user interface. I know it’s cliche, but I have to wonder… why fix it if it ain’t that broke?
I’d love to hear what you guys think about the new design. Love it? Hate it? Still deciding like me?
And if you find yourself stumbling around the new design, Laurence John just did a blog post on www.makeuseof.com called “Finding your way around the new Facebook. He has a pretty strong opinion about the design, but also highlights the points you won’t want to miss.