Fitter Facebook in a few clicksMikey 8 comments
Facebook is good and all, but there are a few things that annoy me. Firstly the adverts, which have never hit the target by serving up adverts for products and services I am not even remotely interested in, and lastly some of the design choices.
So what does any good developer do in this situation? Fix it of course, and that's exactly what I've done. I call it 'Fitter Facebook'.
If you're using Chrome, just hit the big green install button here for and ad-free, design enhanced Facebook experience. Greasemonkey scripts work natively in Chrome so you don't need to do anything else.
Firefox users will need the Greasemonkey plug-in before it can be installed. No big deal but it's required. If you change your mind you can always un-install it.
So what's in it exactly? As mentioned the adverts will disappear, and I've made some design improvements, such as rounded corners and drop shadows on all images and icons, rounded text fields and inputs, a nice hover effect that makes it easier to see where grouped conversations start and end, and a little padding here and there so it feels less cramped.
Here's a before and after screen - hit it for a larger version. Enjoy!