Facebook appeared to be doing some A/B testing on their login screen and I wanted to share some observations on what looked like a general lack of quality control.
Here’s what it used to look like.
And here’s what it looks like now…
On first glance I was impressed. The main image is nice and personable and it actually features a face rather than a floating chair. They cut away a lot of unnecessary details and kept it nice and simple by moving the registration form on to a new page. But then I looked again and some things started to bug me.
The intro sentence looked fuzzy, like a badly rendered picture. I noticed it was actually HTML text so I asumed it was my old PC browser that was rendering the fonts badly. Some other stuff however felt a little untidy for one of the biggest websites in the world.
Edit – Some eagle-eyed commenters and twitter followers pointed out some other glaring issues.
It just surprises me that considering this is the first page millions of people are going to see when they’re eating their cornflakes today, the attention to detail has been totally overlooked. Perhaps I’m just too fussy, or obsessive-compulsive, but that might not be such a terrible thing if it manifests in the workplace.