The ghost of Teehan+Lax..
I still go to their site to reread their case studies every few months, especially the Medium one. Very few agencies have been able to communicate their thought processes with such humility and clarity. I wanted to work there some day :(
These assets are solid. Keep it up, FB.
Yeah, keep watering that walled garden.
How is this relevant to everything else Facebook does?
Hear that guys? Just release some stock graphics and your other evils are suddenly null and void.
Valley/SF/Startup ideology makes me sick.
That's quite a jump…
Don't use Facebook but use their stock graphics, you gain everything but they nothing.
Uh, hey, look, John, Can you promise me to always leave a whiny comment about how bad Google, Apple, Facebook, IBM, Microsoft, Samsung, etc are every time they release something new? No? I wouldn’t do it either and I don’t see the point in it. Let’s discuss that the next time someone posts a negative article or study about the company, when it actually makes sense to do so… Senseless bashing / trolling is not really enriching the community. I like that we can be constructive on DN, but nowadays it’s more trolling than anything.
Sure thing, I'll stick to "Awesome! Great Link!" in future
Nawww. There are other stuff in that link, even design related stuff, you can leave constructive critique about too you know
Are you Mark Zuckerberg?
I think that it's great that this represents truly popular devices used in the world rather than popular hones used by designers in Silicon Valley and first world countries.
The only thing I like about Facebook.
Hey Thompson, what happened with "be nice or else...?" We seriously have an attitude problem these days on DN (looking at both of your snarky comments here)
One of the reasons I like DN is that its users aren't afraid to speak their mind – and we shouldn't pile on people who do so.
Granted his first comment was a bit snarky, but I'm fine with this one. I'd rather have it than the backslapping echo-chamber that is dribbble comments ;)
• If we all thought the same DN would not be worth joining.
• Although harsh, my comments were wholehearted.
The problem with the comments that criticize Facebook directly is that they're not constructive, and IMO off-topic to the context of this discussion. The fact that this came from designers who happened to be employed at Facebook is irrelevant unless you have something against designers working at Facebook using the name/brand of "Facebook" or happened to be employed at the FSF.
I don't agree with many of Facebook's decisions either, however, this story isn't about major new Facebook features that are creepy, or any of their evil actions, this is about a couple of designers at Facebook (which employs many talented designers,) that decided to share their useful internal resources for the rest of us to use, no strings attached.
Honestly, these comments sound similar to ones made by fanboys of one platform which shut down comments that mention a benefit of another platform just because "the company is evil and plain sucks."Once again, I don't agree with many of Facebook's decisions, but I don't think this is the right way to respond to this kind of work, which in addition has barely anything to do with any of Facebook's products.
I think it's more like "be nice to each other"
Yes, but in this case "each other" actually includes one representative who works at Facebook at a daily basis, so I thought it was just plain rude to trash the work with generic statements about the employer.
Hey Erik, these assets are good. But that doesn't make me like Facebook and what it is trying to do to the internet with Free Basics. My comment expresses my opinion. Can I not have one?
Of course you can have an opinion, but since the original poster is a product designer at Facebook it would be nice if you could at least be constructive in your critique. (your opinion is not new as it reflects the general idea about Facebook in media, so I don’t necessarily see how your comment takes the discussion forward either)
In the real world, people have differing opinions. Some are even unconstructive and abrasive. To ignore them is to ignore reality.
When you do user testing do you ignore any feedback that isn't supportive and "nice?"
Great resource. Thanks FB design peeps.
On a side note, the subtle gray arrow indicating that I need to scroll to see what lies below the fold is, in my opinion, too subtle. The design of the page itself seems page seems like there's nothing below the fold. Maybe increase the discoverability of that arrow so others know there's more to see?
That whole design trend needs to end. :(
There's no such thing as "the fold" in digital, you've been sold a lie!
Fantastic! Does anyone know if theywill be releasing UI kits aswell? Seeing as Teehan Lax has joined Facebook recently.
They have already released 2 iOS9 Sketch Templates. that can be found here http://facebook.github.io/design/ios9.html
Great, thanks for the heads up!