Sign in on the subdomain www.new.facebook.com and you’re greeted “Welcome to the new Facebook.” And indeed it is. Facebook is unveiling a new redesign, and the long-tested tabbed profile pages aren’t the only changes.
If you don’t feel like signing in yourself, here’s a screenshot and explanation.
Very obviously, the layout of the Facebook site is changing. As promised, the left navigation is gone, moved up into the top nav. (The Applications link has a mouse-over drop down menu which includes the photos, groups and other navigation elements that were listed out separately on the sidebar.) The search bar has also moved to the top nav, to the upper right corner. The new full-screen layout will probably cause division among the hardcore Facebook fans (just because everything Facebook does causes some dissent).