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If you are a heavy user of Facebook, chances are youâ€™ve come across quite a lot of changes in its layout and in the features the past few months. For some this is a welcome sign, but for others it is a headache, particularly Facebook Chat problems .
While it seems that Facebook wants to improve, what with the recent introduction of another social networking site, the changes have been radical and it now appears thereâ€™s a totally new Facebook! Old-timers who have become familiar with the older version of Facebook wanted it to stay that way, but they had to learn the new features or get lost along the way.
Computer users are not immune to constant changes in the design of web sites including social networking sites such as Facebook. In fact every time a change occurred in the Facebook Layout over the past few years it was readily noticed by the millions of users who need to keep abreast of developments.
In September 2008 all Facebook users literally faced a redesigned layout when they signed in to their individual accounts. It was called the New Facebook, but users were already introduced to it earlier so that they could opt for it and forego the original design. The old layout was completely redesigned to a less cluttered look. All profiles were made to fit the same basic layout and divided into tabs. The new bottom bar featured an applications menu. All these and a few more required the users to adapt immediately for them to enjoy the full use of the features.
Another full redesign of the Facebook took place in early 2011 with a new navigation menu on the left hand side, among other noticeable changes. This new design was actually first seen in December 2010 when it was accidentally launched by Facebook. Users said goodbye to the previous tabbing system as they began experiencing a new navigation menu. Page admins were now able to comment on other Pages and add info at the top of their Pages. These and other new features gave users a new field for creative uses of the Facebook Pages.
There is all probability that Facebook will radically change again any time soon as it has through the years. There have even been times when small changes were introduced, which could very well lead to a larger overall new makeup. Will the new Facebook Layout be to everyoneâ€™s content or will there be the usual critics who prefer no changes?
Let us know what you think of the current Facebook layout. Do you like it? What about the Facebook Chat? How do you think it could be improved?
Every time Facebook changes its layout, and this has occurred a number of times already since the social networking site opened itself to the world, users have been turned into critics for or against the changes. The different Facebook Layouts have elicited either approving or disapproving comments from different users themselves.
For example, in September 2008 when the New Facebook featured a completely redesigned layout, a great number of users opposed it, even forming themselves into several groups to voice out their views. They said the new layout was all messed up. But there were those who liked the change because they said the new layout was really cleaner and less cluttered. Some users who initially opposed the change eventually came to like the new feel after getting used to it. Plenty of users debated on the issue of freedom of choice but all had to adopt the new Facebook layout.
Here are some of the most common support questions and answers we receive.
How come my Expression is not showing on my profile?
If by profile you mean on your wall page, then the answer is, it won’t. Please refer to our Answer #3. If it is not showing up under your Boxes tab (where it should) then you may need to first add it to your Boxes tab.
Our banner like Expressions will only show up on the Boxes tab due to a height restriction Facebook has put on any content on the wall page. There is no way around this, we have tried. Our full page layouts on the other hand will show up on your wall page. View our full page Facebook Layouts here.
How can my friends see my full page Facebook layout?
Your friends will need to get the Yontoo Layers plugin and add the Expressions Layouts application as well. We have done this so Facebook does not turn into Myspace, in that the end user has the choice if they want to see blinged out profiles or not. We do not feel it should be forced upon users to see custom profiles.
How do I remove my full page Facebook layout?
In order to remove your full page Facebook Layout you will need to remove the Yontoo Layers plugin. Simply uninstalling the Expressions Layouts application on Facebook will not remove the full page layout. In fact if you just want to remove the full page layout we suggest that you keep the Expressions (banners) for your Boxes tab.
Depending on if you are using Internet Explorer or Firefox the removal process for Yontoo layers is slightly different.
Remove Yontoo Layers in Internet Explorer (Windows)
Click on the Start button.
Click on - Settings - Control Panel.
Open the Add or Remove Programs.
Scroll to the bottom to find Yontoo Layers.
Click on it and select Remove.
Click Yes when prompted.
Remove Yontoo Layers in Firefox (Windows or Mac)
You will first need to open Firefox.
In your main menu go to Tools - Add-ons.
Click on the Extensions tab.
Scroll to the bottom to find Yontoo Layers.
Click on it and select Disable or Uninstall.
Click Uninstall again when prompted.
We hoped this has helped you. If you have any more questions do not hesitate to contact us.