After I came home
from work one day, I decided to sit down at the computer and finally look at my Facebook page after so long. Only to realize, as I already knew, that I didn’t have any friends in there, mostly because I hated using it. I've always been in denial about it because I don't think it's that useful at 52 years old, although "friends" in the real world tell me otherwise. They always tell me to stop using the house phone
and an old crummy computer
and start using Facebook and a mobile phone
. In my opinion, the only thing mobile about a phone is when you throw it out the window after a long conversation with your ex-wife and even she uses Facebook.
So I decided to give social media
a try using a new "portable" phone instead of my Windows 98 computer; that way, I can keep in touch with people on the go—pulling my hair out has never been easier. With every last hair still on my head, I truly got into Facebook, saw the free downloadable icon
, clicked on it, and instantly got it. I suddenly enjoyed using it to keep in touch with my friends on a daily basis, uploading pictures, status updates and poking everyone online.
Of course, now, I was also able to stalk
my ex-wife efficiently without having to talk to her, and although I'm on the same social network as my wife, I enjoy logging on
to Facebook—the same way I enjoyed logging into life when I was 22!
This article describes the Facebook icons that you should
and should not
First of all, the current Facebook logo is this:Update: the image above has some off-put color; we've screenshoted it from the official guidelines but didn't fix the color. Sorry, to be fixed.
Facebook suggests these icons (all of these are available for download
in EPS or PNG formats, along with the guidelines:
Also, Facebook suggests using these thumbs up icons
also known as Like buttons
Unlike Facebook, we advise you using the adoptations of the original logo to suit your design better.
In particular, adaptations are great
for small resolutions such as 32x32. Look, this small icon is pixel perfect
(pls ignore a little blur of f — that happens in Sketch when zooming the view):
Also, this office style icon
would look way better with Ribbon bar:
Facebook official guidelines list some of the weird cases. No designer would do that:
However, using the proper assets isn't just about good design. There're lots of outdated stuff there.
Don't use this old glossy design, even if it's used all over Wikipedia:
Neither use its Android, sharp edged version:
And yeah, don't use the old font (in the bottom):