Facebook is getting a lot of press today after its recent redesign. Unlike their last major update, introducing a “news feed” that tracked all your friends’ actions on the site, this one appears to be well received. In fact, the largest “I hate the new Facebook layout” groups appear to be left over from the last redesign.
One reason for the improved reception was Facebook’s effort to solicit user feedback before making the change. They created screenshots of the new layout and uploaded them to the site, asking users for feedback for weeks before actually making the shift. I guess they learned something the last time around.