Last week Facebook unveiled streamlined user-interface and design updates to profile layout. There are several new features and sections featured in the new design such as Top Stories, Recent Stories, Live Ticker, Chat sidebar and improved Albums presentation on posts. View details of the redesign at Mashable.
42 High Quality Fonts For Professional Web Design. (via hongkiat.com)
Sometimes the rebranding and redesigning of products, web sites and logos are disliked, and even hated by customers. In the past we heard horror stories of eBay’s homepage redesign, or Coke’s introduction of New Coke. I recently saw the newly redesigned Tropicana at the store, and personally it really looked some generic store brand product, and it did not stand out from the competitors (since there are gazillion different products in this category). Recently the company announced that Tropicana will be going back to the old design for their packaging after hearing from many disgruntled customers of their dislike of this new design… I guess this must have been a very expensive exercise for the company.
NYTimes compares the latest “smart-phones” against iPhone. The striking thing about this image above is the simplicity of iPhone’s physical interface compared to other phones.
How many physical buttons does iPhone have? One vs. smart phones 35-50 different buttons. That’s all I need on my phone, just one button. Simplicity rules.
See all newspaper designs around the world.
Designing for Widescreen is an excellent article on how to design sites that work well with high resolutions and wide screens that are becoming very popular among web users.