Feeds

Facebook gives THUMBS DOWN to its OWN design makeover

New buttons pressed into service, whether you Like it or not ... bitch

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Facebook has unveiled a design tweak that will change the look of one of the social networking site's most oft-used features.

The company said in a note to web developers that it would be debuting new looks for its "Like" and "Share" buttons. Website owners and publishers will be able to embed the buttons directly into their sites and allow users to share stuff through the service as per usual.

While a minor tweak, Facebook engineer Ray C. He noted that the two buttons are in fact some of the most-viewed pixels on the web.

"Together, the Like and Share buttons are viewed over 22 billion times daily across more than 7.5 million websites," He said in a post to the company's developer blog. "Like and Share are important drivers of Facebook referral traffic."

Gone from the Like button will be the "thumb" icon, replaced by a solid blue button with the Facebook logo on one end. Likewise, the Share button will sport a streamlined blue button design with the Facebook icon.

Additionally, Facebook said that it will offering a new configuration option that places the Share and Like buttons side by side on a web page. The Mark Zuckerberg-run social network said that developers should automatically see the cosmetic changes to the buttons as the company implements the feature. No additional coding will be necessary. ®

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

More from The Register

next story
Virgin Media so, so SORRY for turning spam fire-hose on its punters
Hundreds of emails flood inboxes thanks to gaffe
A black box for your SUITCASE: Now your lost luggage can phone home – quite literally
Breakfast in London, lunch in NYC, and your clothes in Peru
AT&T dangles gigabit broadband plans over 100 US cities
So soon after a mulled Google Fiber expansion, fancy that
AT&T threatens to pull out of FCC wireless auctions over purchase limits
Company wants ability to buy more spectrum space in auction
EE & Vodafone will let you BONK on the TUBE – with Boris' blessing
Transport for London: You can pay, but don't touch
Turnbull gave NBN Co NO RULES to plan blackspot upgrades
NBN Co faces huge future Telstra bills and reduces fibre footprint
NBN Co plans fibre-to-the-basement blitz to beat cherry-pickers
Heading off at the pass operation given same priority as blackspot fixing
NBN Co in 'broadband kit we tested worked' STUNNER
Announcement of VDSL trial is not proof of concept for fibre-to-the-node
prev story

Whitepapers

Mobile application security study
Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.