In one of Facebook’s recent design tweaks, the text for the statuses has been bumped down a size or two. I’m still puzzled as to why the designers at Facebook chose to do this. They *do* realize that users know how to scroll, that it’s not necessary to cram lots of information above the fold. I’m thinking it was one of those cases of using small text just because it looks “prettier,” and I thought we designers have agreed that we’re all past that stage?
The small text just makes it harder to quickly scan the status updates on Facebook. Perhaps it’s a clever ploy to keep users on Facebook for longer by making them stop to read the smaller text?
*But c’mon guys, 11 px size text in 2010? Fix it already.*