Find Out Why Facebook's Design Isn't Prettier

/// Find Out Why Facebook’s Design Isn’t Prettier

April 4, 2014  |  Blog

If you’re not thrilled with Facebook’s design, you’re not alone. But according to Co.Design, there is a reason behind the simple, even unappealing layout.

Apparently, Facebook was about to roll out a much prettier design last year, with larger pictures and bigger icons. But at the last minute, it was traded for the simpler design you see now. Some people believe the change was because the nicer design was not good for revenue, since it wasn’t conducive to Facebook ads. However, Facebook’s Director of Product Design has said that the real reason is that the prettier design would be too slow on netbooks and older, slower computers, which many people around the world still have.

If you’re interested, you can find out more about this at Co.Design.

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