Facebook rolling out new page layout

over 6 years ago from , Web Designer

Apologies if this has already been posted.

Good to know the timeline cover isn't being obstructed now by the profile picture and page title.

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  • Daniel GoldenDaniel Golden, over 6 years ago

    This will probably never happen, but how insightful would it be to have the designer at the helm of this redesign write a post about the design constraints they had to work with on this project? I would love that.

    14 points
    • Eytan DavidovitsEytan Davidovits, over 6 years ago

      Facebook Design is actually one of the few that post a many Medium articles detailing their design decisions for new designs, so it's entirely possible that they will.

      5 points
  • Alexandru NăstaseAlexandru Năstase, over 6 years ago

    That looks ..... so bad :)))

    5 points
    • Sorel ArghireSorel Arghire, over 6 years ago

      Why so?

      1 point
      • Alexandru NăstaseAlexandru Năstase, over 6 years ago
        1. Bad alignments, especially on the bar with the avatar (Like,Message,More buttons) it's like they took the cover photo and just pulled it up ...
        2. On the left-side menu it's like they forgot to put the background white ... it looks like a css error.
        3. That logo is so crammed inside that box, right to the edges ... give it a little room to breathe ... it's like Facebook is going back design-wise
        1 point
        • John PJohn P, over 6 years ago

          and yet, none of that actually matters.

          22 points
        • Stef KorsStef Kors, over 6 years ago
          1. The buttons are kinda bad aligned, perhaps they are keeping this space open for TBA features?

          2. That could be a great UX decision. I would not be surprised it is like this to steer more people to the white spaces where the important content is.

          3. better support on small screens? also perhaps more similarity with the mobile app?

          0 points
    • Dave HawkinsDave Hawkins, over 6 years ago

      DN comments like Dribbble comments in reverse

      45 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 6 years ago (edited over 6 years ago )

      I'm not a fan of this layout either.

      My thought is that the timeline is the part of Facebook that matters most. Right? This never-ending obsession with massive hero images above the fold is such an odd practice, and requires the user to scroll past the hero area (eyes and mouse) until they see the feed that matters to them.

      I feel like the 'hero' area would be a good place for page owners to place 'pinned' posts that could perhaps utilize the larger space for media that corresponds to that post (collage gallery, text, video, etc), and they could even offer flexibility to include event details that correspond to the pinned post (if relevant), etc. etc.

      Of course all of these thoughts are based on the assumption that this is really a redesigned Pages layout.

      0 points
    • Brian HintonBrian Hinton, over 6 years ago

      I feel an unsolicited redesign urge coming on...

      0 points
  • John PJohn P, over 6 years ago

    Looks the same to me, haven't had an account in years though.

    Would be interested in hearing from FB designers what it's like to work on something like this, without using the phrase "millions of people"

    2 points
  • Daniel HaimDaniel Haim, over 6 years ago

    Nice, thanks for sharing

    0 points
  • Christina FowlerChristina Fowler, over 6 years ago

    I can't see this, I guess it only shows to certain users? Are you an admin for that page @Dan Wilkinson?

    0 points
    • Dan Wilkinson, over 6 years ago

      Not an admin, but I asked someone in my office to try on their machine. They couldn't see it either, could be A/B testing I guess.

      2 points