A number of Facebook users are petitioning to keep the old Facebook design. I switched to the new design when I first noticed the option, and it is such a significant improvement over the old design that I would consider switching back to be a bit silly.

It’s a cleaner, more efficient, more informative design, that uses more of your screen space if it’s available. It is concise and refined by comparison to the old Facebook design. At the end of the day, a lot of people don’t like change, hence their desire to petition.

The outcome may not make the petitioners happy in the short term, but the bottom line in my opinion is that a complex social platform like Facebook cannot afford to maintain two diverging platforms indefinitely, and we’ll see the old platform removed shortly.

2 Responses to “new facebook design is a significant improvement”

  1. on 01 Oct 2008 at 11:28Justin Meyer

    Did you notice the new homepage (have to be logged out). It’s beautiful. They are so good at UI.

  2. on 24 Dec 2008 at 6:53cssProdigy

    The Facebook team really did a superb job at the new UI.

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