Apparently not. All the buzz online is about Facebook’s new interface. Right now, I’m not overly impressed. It’s slow and clunky. It’s not meshing well with the iPhone version at the moment. I try to opt to view all of my friends’ statuses and updates–not just those I’ve had recent interaction with–but now… I have no idea what the message criteria is. I suppose I can look through the online help, but honestly… was this trip really necessary?
I don’t normally oppose progress. There have been some Facebook updates I’ve approved of, and some I’ve not. This morning, I’m feeling whistfully nostalgic for the Facebook of three years ago. Hell… two years ago. Life was simpler.
I don’t expect Facebook will ratchet it back, though, so the new Facebook is here to stay. I hear tell that if you change your language preference to English UK, it will go back to its previous incarnation–for now. I may try that, but first I’ll give the new layout a fair shake. Maybe it will grow on me.
I do like how they show larger thumbnails of posted pictures. I don’t like the script-heaviness of the new pages slowing me down.
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Work continues. The author of the werewolf book was very happy with the layout and design of his book. That made me happy. I had another author who, very condescendingly, accused me of not proofing my work and proceeded to point out every mistake I made which–get this–were not mistakes. The author had no grasp of basic punctuation and grammar and wanted me to take correct usage and make it incorrect. No, I won’t say what book or author other than that it’s not a Merry Blacksmith one. The book will be published with the correct punctuation and grammar and no one will be the wiser unless said author happens to write an e-mail or press release and thus expose to the world their failing.
It happens every now and then. Troublesome authors. Authors who think they’re designers. Authors who simply write embarrassingly awkward prose. Whadaya gonna do? Thank great ghu for editors.
On an unrelated note… today I focus on the medical journal, the China book, and, perhaps later, some book covers. I’ve got a couple of Merry Blacksmith books nearing time to hit the printer, and I need to get back to the cartoon book as well.
And maybe… maybe if I’ve been good and productive… I’ll take up a new painting.