Metro Facebook design by an Aussie


Brisbane art director and designer, Fred Nerby has come up with a seriously nice design for Facebook. His intention is for the concept to be used for desktop and iPad, but I think a much better use of the design, would be the still unreleased Windows 8 Facebook app.

The Facebook concept design comes with a video to show off how slick animations would make Facebook come alive. While all the pages are incredibly well designed (as reflected in the comments), one that sticks out for me is the event page. This mockup just looks stunning and something I want to use.


Of course the photos used in the design make Facebook look gorgeous, just remember, you’re friends aren’t this pretty. It would be interesting to see how the timeline looked with everyday people, not model photography. Still it is an amazing effort from an Aussie and also allowed me to discover Behance, a great site for creatives.

Facebook, you have a lot of really smarty and talented people working for you, it’s time to add one more. Give this man a job and turn this design into reality. If Microsoft were smart, they could help out in this transaction (read: open their wallet) to deliver a showcase app like this on Windows 8.

Check out the awesome video of the design below.


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  • Pat

    Really clever concept and agree that it would fit in neatly with the new Windows look. I really like the layout in the first screen shot, it’s filled but not cluttered and the colours are well balanced so it draws you in instantly. It’s what I would suggest you could aim for with Vizual if you’re going to offer a Pinterest style grid. Different sizes for the tweets based on factors such as popularity of tweets, Klout scores of tweeters etc would be awesome as you would visually filter out the best/most valued information.

  • techau

    Thanks mate, yeah absolutely would love to head this way for Vizual. Rather than a copy+paste job, I’d take inspiration from it and try and improve it. There’s obviously a lot of work turning a great Photoshop into the real deal, so might take a little bit, but certainly want to aim for that standard of polish.

  • Pat

    Haha yeah sorry didn’t mean to convey ‘copy and paste’ – more of a ‘don’t re-create the wheel, use what’s already there’ approach. And yeah, definitely takes time for the functionality to be right. Screenshots are one thing, functionality working seamlessly is another 😉