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  • Connor Tomas O'BrienConnor Tomas O'Brien, 2 years ago

    Facebook trialled a quite lovely site redesign that made fuller use of horizontal space in 2013. My interpretation was that it failed as it made it much harder for FB's internal teams to keep parity with mobile and desktop design — and confused users moving between mobile and desktop contexts. The move to mobile-first content creation and consumption means that the wasted space issue is probably a fairly low priority for FB's design teams.

    Here's a 2014 Verge piece on why they moved away from their redesign: https://www.theverge.com/2014/3/6/5469952/facebook-goes-back-to-basics-with-latest-news-feed-redesign

    11 points