Facebook has been testing their new layout for a while now. I just started playing around with it. As the two screenshots below show, it’s a serious change in direction.
OLD/CURRENT FACEBOOK LAYOUT
NEW FACEBOOK LAYOUT
I really like the fact Facebook is making the new look available to everyone. You can play around with it, provide feedback on it, and even toggle back and forth to the old/current layout. This is so damn smart. Rather than roll out a band new user interface and surprise all of their loyal members, they’ve instead decided to let members ease their way in. It’s really something for all of us to think about when we consider site re-designs.