Facebook has unveiled a new look that is supposed to enhance the user experience, as well as fit many different types of devices. This fluid setup allows users to access the site using PCs laptops, tablets and smartphones.
Each device will have an optimized version which will be light on data load. As the founder commented he mentioned a single service that was friendly to many devices. This is the basic concept behind the changes added to the favorite social network.
However, the users still fell that the layout may be a little too clean, which means scrolling through most pages just to read what people have written during the day. In the older version, one could access a lot of information from one single page, although that was not easy on the eyes.
The new Facebook layout allows users to use bigger pictures. While this is a good thing for the eyes, advertiser may take advantage of this to get more real estate on your screens. As mentioned earlier, this will mean fewer posts per page. Whereas you could see four posts on a single screen in the previous version, now you can only see two.
The changes were researched and were said to bring about more interaction of users. For example, if you usually breezed through posts that had sporting news, you will linger if you have a clear, brilliant, picture that takes up half your screen. However, some users are of the opinion that it is taking them too long to scroll through information that they do not need when looking for information that they are interested in.
However, the new layouts allow you to optimize your experience. Mow you can only see feeds that you really want to see, of feeds from friends that you follow, or feeds from a particular group of friends.
Users who have ever felt overwhelmed by the flood of updates that they get from their friends, businesses and organizations, can now redesign the feeds so that they only get feeds that are of great interest to them. If you have used Google+ then you will be familiar with this layout. You can arrange all these in groups, and decide which groups you will start with, etc. This way you manage your information better, and get less confused.
You can still go back to the traditional view by clicking on the “News Feed” option. Users can no longer see the real-time ticker at the top right-hand corner, but they are still available, through the “Most Recent” filter, or at the lower left-hand corner. This should make it easier to customize your Facebook page.
There is a great addition to this layout, and this is the tool bar that is on the left hand side of the page. This bar helps you go through your news feeds, messages, apps, groups, chat, and events. The design of the toolbar is not different from that of previous layouts, but it has a darker grey background which draws a user’s eyes towards it.
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