There is a lot going on in germany currently concerning facebook and its plugins (actually it's about all social media plugins, but as always facebook is on the forefront).
For a while now it was very clear that facebook is breaking the german law concerning data privacy.
But now data protectionists from Schleswig Holstein are taking action.
You can read all about it here: https://www.datenschutzzentrum.de/presse/20110907-facebook-must-budge-considerably.htm
Of course a few very smart people (from Heise online http://heise.de) came up with an idea how to integrate social plugins without letting them gather information about users who don't intend to use the plugins.
Basically you have a deactivated button and only after clicking the button the actual plugin is loaded.
More about it here: http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/2-Klicks-fuer-mehr-Datenschutz-1333879.html (sorry it's a german text, couldn't find an english one).
Of course facebook didn't like that idea and tried to go against it by forbidding to use the facebook logo in any way.
You can see Heise's solution and the source code for it here:
I think it's a very cool idea, that shouldn't just be implemented in Germany and so I designed a few buttons. No code, just the design.
You can download the PSD-File here:
about 2 years ago
They are all overreacting.
But still, great concept and execution! :)
You're right, but still, I really like the idea! Makes it all a little bit more transparent.
nicely drawn, but as a user i don't understand what the 3 different states of the button actually tell me?
Thank you, Rich. The shot is probably a little bit misleading. The three buttons aren't three different states, just three different sizes or ways to solve the challenges of the same thing.
I was just doodling around with the concept. I thought it would be fun trying to create a button that looks like facebook, without using the logo or even their icons.
Another challenge was to design the button in a way that conveys an inactive state but doesn't keep the user from clicking or hovering.
Ah ok now i get it, makes more sense now :) good job
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