Facebook Having A Redesign

GigaOm has released two new screenshots, depicting the forthcoming redesign that’s going to change the look of Facebook a bit. We don’t know when the changes are supposed to happen, but generally, changes tend to happen soon after pictures are released.

So, what has changed?

  • The navigation bar has been reorganized, removing the doubled profile link we have seen so far.
  • The search bar has been moved to the center, indicating Facebook’s desire to make search more relevant inside the site. If they would also work on it’s algorithm a bit, it may really grow to be a widely used search engine. At the moment, the Facebook search feature is really bad. Even if you know what you are looking for you may end up empty handed. SO, if this is only cosmetics then it won’t do much good as people will probably ignore it, if it gives consistently bad results.
  • Facebook has combined some of the menus to an all-purpose “account” dropdown, making it look more logical than before, especially for the newcomers.
  • The sidebar is scaled down, taking some design elements from Facebook Lite. Still the functionality of the sidebar is a bit rudimentary considering the amount of space that it takes on the screen. This could be remedied by
  • the bookmarks that have been added to the sidebar – a (hopefully) nice way to have a quick access to your favorite applications or pages.

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  1. December 29, 2009

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