Twitter’s UX Fail
Twitter went “Flat”. I don’t mean the platform is less exciting, I mean they flattened their design. They ditched the box-shadows and gradients and embraced the most recent web trend, flat design.
But as part of their design change, they decided to allow an account’s chosen colors to be used in various elements previously left untouched. While a user could previously determine colors for links, they can now also determine the color of the tweet button that appears on their page. This seemed like a cool idea until I visited a page that had chosen red. Suddenly my tweet button looks like a danger/error element. I’m afraid that clicking on the tweet button will cause something bad to happen.
Honestly, I don’t blame the account owner, I blame twitter. It was a poor decision on their part, probably an innocent oversight.
I know, I know, I’m not one to talk about UX – this very blog is currently a poor example of good design. But I’m working on it, so sit tight. 😉