Whoever designed Facebook Timeline is an asshole.

Enough pixels have been spilled lamenting the crappy design of Facebook’s Timeline. It’s right up there with Florida’s infamous Butterfly Ballot in terms of its ease-of-use. So I wasn’t going to bother posting about it here. Until I stumbled across this article in the new issue of FastCompany.

The Facebook Design All-Stars!

Hey, who’s that guy perched awkwardly on the edge of the grey thing?

Why, it’s Nicholas Felton, of Feltron! The designer responsible for all those elegant, beautiful infographics which have graced the pages of countless publications. What’s he doing there?

Huh? He works for Facebook? He’s responsible for the Timeline layout? How is that even possible?

That’s funny – last year we contacted him to discuss commissioning a graph for a project, and he replied, “I very rarely accept marketing or advertising work, and don’t think that this project includes the informative or educational content I require to make an exception.”

What’s that you say? Facebook bought his company Daytum?

Oooohhhhhhh, now I get it!

It’s all perfectly clear.


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