As you visit the Facebook Blog today, you'll notice something different. We've launched a new design aimed at making this blog more visually appealing and helping you discover more stories about what's happening at Facebook—from our latest product launches and company announcements to our ongoing series on product tips and interesting ways people are connecting on the service.
As we've shared more stories with you over the past year, we realized that our old blog design limited your ability to navigate and discover the most relevant posts. Now,... you'll see more navigational options, prominent sections that feature interesting stories and an easier-to-read font size.
New features include:
- Top Stories: As many as three stories featured at the top of the blog highlighting what we think are the most important and interesting stories.
- Search: Now you can enter keywords in the blog search box at the top of the right-hand navigation to find posts.
- Most Popular Stories: Near the top of the right-hand navigation, this list features links to the five most popular automatically generated on traffic, comments, likes and the timeliness of a post.
- Topics: Every post now includes relevant topic tags so you can easily read other stories in those categories. For example, if you want to read all of the posts in our "Your Stories" series that profiles people's real-world experiences on Facebook, you can click that topic tag on a related post or from the archive.
- Facebook Favorites: A roll call of links to other popular blogs, site sections and Pages published by us and available from the right-hand navigation.
- Blog Archive: An archive of our blog posts, organized by topic, date and author.
We're believers in moving fast here at Facebook, and this new blog is an example of how quickly a new employee at Facebook can have a big impact. This blog redesign was built entirely by new engineers as part of Bootcamp, our six-week training program for new engineers. The blog is powered by the Facebook Notes application, with new design elements and features built on top.
As before, the Facebook Blog is connected with our official Facebook Page. So if you're a fan of Facebook, you'll also receive News Feed stories when we publish a new post to this blog.
We're grateful to the more than 8 million of you who are already our fans, and we hope that you'll poke around the newest version of the Facebook Blog. Let us know what you think and what you'd like to see added in the future.
Ben, a communication designer at Facebook, enjoys thinking about the number 42.