Select Page
The Pros and Cons of the Newest FB Layout

Written by Mike

10/21/2011

On my last post we talked about FB layout, well today i’ll discuss on the pros and cons. The site boasts of a very flexible layout that gives users the freedom to change and customize the website’s design according to their tastes and preferences. The release of the new FB layouts however, has received a mix of positive and negative feedbacks among site users. Read on if you want to know more about the pros and cons of the site’s new layout.

One of the most visible changes done on the website’s interface is the addition of a “user snapshot” on the topmost portion of the page. This portion features basic information about the website owner – from education, employment and associated organizations, just to mention a few. Thumbnail icons used by employers and friends are featured in the home page as well. The “poke your friend” and “message” buttons are also made more visible at the right topmost portion of the page. Many users also note of the increased numbers of ads which occupy the whole ride side of the site. The Photos page looks very much the same as the old FB layouts, with picture albums taking up most of the space. Basically, the website’s new layout makes use of more pictures and images. Most of which are thumbnails and profile pictures of friends, employers, hobbies, schools and so on.

One of the best things about the new FB layout is that it improves user interaction by introducing more media rich content to the site. Apart from that, the “user snapshot” feature can give page viewers helpful information about the site owner at a single glance. These details are also found at the most visible part of the page so you do not have to scroll down the entire length of the site to view this kind of information. A lot of FB users also think that the friends and family lists are better organized compared to the old layout.

However, the new FB layouts have their set of disadvantages as well. Although the website’s new media rich content has made it more user interactive, the large amount of data can take quite some time to load, especially for those with slow internet connections or those who are accessing the page using mobile devices. Apart from that, a major part of the page is dedicated for ad space that may not be relevant to your site at all.
The home page is defaulted to go directly to the profile page and not the wall page. This new feature has raised several concerns over user privacy. Because of this, viewing and accessing personal and crucial information about anyone on the site can be done with a simple click of a button.

Lastly, the large amount of information that is displayed in a single page makes it look too over-crowded. For some, the absence of a white, vacant space has considerably made the site less visually appealing.

Donec sollicitudin molestie malesuada. Vestibulum ac diam sit amet quam vehicula

Cras ultricies ligula sed magna dictum porta. Curabitur arcu erat, accumsan id imperdiet et, porttitor at sem. Vivamus magna justo, lacinia eget consectetur sed, convallis at tellus. Donec sollicitudin molestie malesuada. Mauris blandit aliquet elit, eget tincidunt nibh pulvinar a. Pellentesque in ipsum id orci porta dapibus. Vivamus suscipit tortor eget felis porttitor volutpat. Vestibulum ac diam sit ame

Divi Meetup 2019, San Francisco

Related Articles

HUAWEI Enables Philippines’ Leap in 5G Era

HUAWEI Enables Philippines’ Leap in 5G Era

Dubbed the next generation of wireless broadband technology, fifth-generation or 5G promises ultra-fast speeds and excellent reliability set to deliver enhanced home Internet experience to more Filipinos. HUAWEI’s 5G Technology gives the Philippines a head start in...

The First CDO ICT and Freelance Fair

The First CDO ICT and Freelance Fair

A Cagayan de Oro ICT and Freelance Fair event were recently held last May 4, 2019, in the City. It was held at the Rosario Pavillion in Limketkai Center. The event was organized by the CDO Freelancers group and was attended by online freelancers all over the region,...

Vivo V15 Pro helps you shoot professional-grade looking images

Vivo V15 Pro helps you shoot professional-grade looking images

Mobile photography is no longer limited to food shots and selfies. These days, even professional photographers rely heavily on their smartphones when capturing images that evoke a lot of emotions. A photo is a great way to communicate a message or even just to update...

Stay Up to Date With The Latest News & Updates

Access Premium Content

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque

Join Our Newsletter

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque

Follow Us

Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque