Facebook has done it again. Yup, the social media giant takes another crack at tweaking their look. With so much backlash over each new design Mark and his team role out, you may wonder why the changes keep coming. Well this article shows what you can expect from this soon to be news feed touch up coming this week.
I would call this “redesign” is more of a face lift. We’re not talking about introducing a bunch of crazy new buttons or confusing ways to make a status update. It seems Facebook finally took a step in the right direction. Taking a hint from photo heavy sites such as Pinterest, Facebook’s new news feed design looks to amplify the visually stimulating parts of what we spend mind-less hours scrolling through. This includes full feed width pictures, slightly larger and cleaner buttons and icons, and some slight color distinction between the sidebars and the main feed. If you take a quick glance, you won’t notice much difference, and that point is what makes this redesign eloquent. Facebook seems to be focusing on cleaning up the clutter and white space (which we have unfortunately come accustomed to) and providing a clearer, more vibrant way for its users to view content.
Overall I think as a business, Facebook has been doing the right thing with changing their design. Products of any kind rarely survive their first iteration. I think Facebook has taken some undeserved hits over the years in response to its dramatic changes. They may not have always been on target, but they look to stay relevant in a world that changes daily.What will be interesting to see is where Facebook ends up in the next few years as its competitors start to grow and new social media ideas hit the market. Time will tell.