Blue bar represents part of a facebook navigation. On a site such as Facebook it is easy to get lost in browsing all it’s features and profiles of other users, but when this happens it is good to be at least an acquintance to “the blue bar”.
Top blue Facebook navigation bar
The blue Facebook navigation bar is located at the top of every page of the site and has the most common and most useful links. First there are Facebook logo and Home link which both, when clicked on, take you to Facebook home page. Next link is Profile which takes you to your profile page. Another way to get to your profile is to click on your name anywhere on the page. Next link on the blue bar is Friends where you can see all your existing friends but also seek new. Then there’s Inboxwhere you can check out any messages other people might’ve sent you. Further on the right there is a link with your name. It also link to your profile page, but if you share a computer it’s best to know that you’re logged in on your own account. Next link is Settings where you can change your account settings such as name, password or e-mail, security settings such as who can send you messages or visibility of your account information, and application settings which vary from one application to another. The Logout link logs you out from the site which is a safe way to log out since if you checked “remember me” on the log in, shutting down your web browser won’t cut it. Then there’s Search which can be used to find anything and everything on the site and related to it. Most common use is to find people, groups, applications or event related information on the site. If you can’t find what you’re looking for you should try the Help page which has some different search boxes. Well, that covers the top blue bar now let’s have a look at the bottom blue bar.
Bottom blue Facebook navigation bar
Bottom blue facebook navigation is fixed to the page bottom even if you scroll the page. On it there’s Application Bookmarks, Chat, instant messaging service andnotification flags. Application bookmarks has most commonly and most frequently used applications. You can add any application link there by dragging its icon from the application menu. Chat link gives you a list of people online who you can send instant messages to. Notifications gives you update on what your friends do related to you (e.g. friend requests, tagging the photos etc.). Whenever a notification arrives it will be representet with a little red bubble on the bottom blue bar. Now let’s have a closer look at the homepage.
The homepage is divided into few sections. There’s the Publisher box where you can share just about anything from a short note or a photo to a video clip or a link. There is also “The Stream” which is like a personalized news service since it shows articles about you and people you know and things you like or are intersted in. All the articles can be to much to go trough so you can use filters “Status updates”, “Links” and “Photos”, create your own filters for a specific group of people or you can use applications that filter The Stream to a certain content. On the right of The Stream is a column which gives you additional information about your social suroundings such as friend requests, suggestions for new friends, pokes, events highlights, sponsored and such.
Footer Facebook navigation