Facebook Lightbox Redesign
With the most recent design update to Facebook’s photo lightbox I find myself scratching my head a bit. While I know you can’t please everyone I often feel like Facebook makes design changes not design improvements. Merely making something different, not better. My goal was to take a very small amount of time - about an hour and a half in this case and design something I thought was better in order to get feedback on it. I started with some really basic sketches, then went straight into visual design. The rules were simple: it has to blend in to Facebook’s existing look and feel: flat colors, no gradients, minimal use of icons and so on. My overall goal was to simplify the presentation to optimize photo viewing and commenting part of this meant consolidating the photo options, especially those not used very much (like rotate, etc.) Please let me know what you think.
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