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Interface Stupidity: Facebook

I’m in the market for a new “birthday greeting” application for Facebook, because the one I have right now sets my teeth on edge due to interface cluelessness.

Screenshot of Facebook App Birthday Greetings

The “Cards you sent your friends” tab reveals a list of birthday cards that you’ve created. But it doesn’t clearly indicate that they’ve been sent … because (1) there is no “sent date” and (2) the second largest button on the page is “Send Card Now.”

Also, there is a “continue” button (the LARGEST on the page – did no one remind the designer that “largest” = “most important”?) at the bottom of this panel … that is a promo for FB “Answers.” WTH?

Not a pleasant experience.

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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