Facebook's new look

Facebook have just launched a public preview of there new site layout, it's available for anyone to view at www.new.facebook.com, at the moment you can only view your profile page, any attempt to view other pages redirects back.

One big changeĀ is the separation of the sections of the site, rather than having everything tied together there is now a separate header bar with the logo, drop down menu's and a search box, the main content is then below this in an unframed box and finally the chat bar at the bottom of the window.

At the moment a lot isn't working, for example the items in the feed tab have an option to change there size or hide them, this doesn't work and the applications on the boxes tab can't be hidden or resized, also the auto search on the search box isn't working.

The one thing that is missing is the advertising, I'd imagine they will have the same style advertising down one side, I don't think they would get away with 2 ad units and they can't afford to hide it at the bottom. The main content is centralised so the ad box might look a little odd floating of to the left or they may shift the content across, we will have to wait and see. Also at the moment the ads appear below the list of applications as these have been moved the ad box will always be stuck at the top of the page.

As you can see from the screen shot wall items appear in your news feed, this is one thinkĀ I don't like and I hope they remove this before the changes are released.