I was VPNing from Canada as one does, and I felt something weird when I signed into Facebook. I checked the hex code color using the Chrome inspector. It turns out that we use a slightly different color of blue than our Canadian neighbors. Can anyone else from Canada corroborate this please?
fifty shades of blue
And some of them get lost in translation :-P
I interviewed with them once, and they mentioned that they write strictly vanilla CSS. I guess this could be the result of that.
Luis, I will call you color picker from now on.
Inconsistency at this level can't be accepted. I encourage all designers to close your Facebook accounts and spread the word across your friends and acquaintances.
Now, sarcastic mode off.
Luis: It's great that you cold notice the different colors, especially when both are so close. This shows that you are into details and you care about design.
Consistency is a must for big brands with big design/development teams across different continents, but from user perspective I would say it isn't important or even noticeable since both colors are very similar to each other.
Thread of the year.
Are you guys using a color picker or what? Color pickers will pick up differences through monitor color setup.
US: #4267b2 You need to look into Dev Tools and inspect header.
He said he used the Chrome Inspector.
I'm from Quebec, Canada and my header hex code color is #4267b2!
I'm in Europe, can confirm it is #4267B2 here.
Same here in Sydney
Quebec. #4267b2 too!
How did you measure it? Which browser are you using? Could just be a colour profile issue.
Google Chrome using Chrome inspector
The blue was darker before this week, though. It changed like, tuesday.
I noticed that too! Glad I'm not crazy (or at least not in this instance)
I'm also from Quebec
I'm from Quebec and my header hex code color is : #3B5998 :\
Next level A/B testing
The Netherlands, #fe6201
The Netherlands also but #3b5998
Looks like they're A/B testing the background-color:
same for me
This is crazy. I thought this thread was going to die off since not many people were responding. Very interesting that Facebook does that much A/B testing, I want to thank everyone that shared their HEX. Love this community.
I've wondered if this might not be based on location, but age. Perhaps they boost the contrast as a person gets older?
Interesting theory. We need answers. Any Facebook rep on the DN?
Turkey, #4267b2 o.O
Fake news! :)
I've just bought a new MacBook Pro Retina and I noticed Facebook is not retina ready. It shocked me.
Definitely A/B testing then, cos I'm in India too and I'm seeing #3b5998
Funny, I've noticed that few days ago and I was sure it was just my imagination. Good catch Luis!
France #3b5998 over (disabled) #4267b2
Same for me in the UK
Trabzon, Turkey. #3b5998 (:
I'm from Viet Nam and the blue is #3B5998.
Me too, from VN #3b5998
interesting. #3b5998 in Hong Kong
Mine is #3b5998 Maybe they're A/B testing.
Vancouver, Canada. #3b5998....but it looks like it's actually an additional CSS variable. If I disable it it displays as #4267b2.
For what it's worth, Facebook has put me into an A/B test where the right part of the navbar is somewhat different.
here in Mexico its very diferent: #3b5998
In Portugal I'm also seeing the #3b5998
Me too (in Myanmar). it's happened only in Firefox as for me.
Cologne, Germany. #4267b2
Chile : #4267B2
London, ON, Canada - #3b5998
Also seeing #3b5998 here in Hong Kong