Facebook has launched a redesign with subtle new features that improve usability, Rafe Needleman writes in Webware. The revamped site eliminates a lot of the clutter caused by its 16-month-old applications platform, and spotlights the most important aspect of Facebook—the Wall—pushing it to the front and making it easier to read.
The new design also offers a "Publisher" section where users can update their status, post videos and photos, add notes, and utilize Facebook's enhanced Webcam recording box. “I had pretty much given up on Facebook until I saw the redesign Monday,” Needleman writes. “It may appear to offer only subtle improvements, but I think it will help usability a lot.”