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30 Unofficial Redesigns of Popular Social Media Sites

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As web designers we often get frustrated with the UI and UX design of sites we commonly use, with social media sites being right up there as the most annoying! This can lead designers to have a go at redesigning them, albeit unofficially as a personal project just for fun. Sometimes these design concepts are pretty radical, whereas others are so well made we can only wish they were the real deal. Check out this roundup of 30+ unofficial redesigns of Twitter, Facebook & YouTube.

Twitter Redesign by Fred Nerby

Twitter Redesign by Fred Nerby

Twitter Redesign Concept by Zsolt Hutvagner

Twitter Redesign Concept by Zsolt Hutvagner

Twitter Redesign Concept by Lucas Reif

Twitter Redesign Concept by Lucas Reif

Twitter Redesign of UI Details by Grégoire Vella

Twitter Redesign of UI Details by Grégoire Vella

Twitter Redesign by Suthan S

Twitter Redesign by Suthan S

Twitter Redesign by Dmitri Litvinov

Twitter Redesign by Dmitri Litvinov

Twitter Profile by Bluroon

Twitter Profile by Bluroon

Twitter Redesign by Adrien Thomas

Twitter Redesign by Adrien Thomas

Twitter Web Design by Bluroon

Twitter Web Design by Bluroon

Twitter Layout Redesign by Estie Carrillo

Twitter Layout Redesign by Estie Carrillo

Facebook Redesign by Fred Nerby

Facebook Redesign by Fred Nerby

iA’s 2006 Facebook Designs, Redesigned

iA's 2006 Facebook Designs, Redesigned

Facebook Timeline Concept by Alex Osorio

Facebook Timeline Concept by Alex Osorio

Facebook Profile Redesign by Arslan Ali

Facebook Profile Redesign by Arslan Ali

Facebook Timeline Redesign by Vitalijs Silkins

Facebook Timeline Redesign by Vitalijs Silkins

Facebook Redesign by GianniDesign

Facebook Redesign by GianniDesign

YouTube Redesign by Alexandr Brinza

YouTube Redesign by Alexandr Brinza

YouTube Redesign by Charlie Isslander

YouTube Redesign by Charlie Isslander

YouTube Concept by Jaroslav Hach

YouTube Concept by Jaroslav Hach

YouTube Web Design by Göksel Vançin

YouTube Web Design by Göksel Vançin

YouTube Card-Based Concept Design by Polygon.Co

YouTube Card-Based Concept Design by Polygon.Co

YouTube Website Redesign by Alexander Abusaa

YouTube Website Redesign by Alexander Abusaa

YouTube Redesign by Salomon Aurélien

YouTube Redesign by Salomon Aurélien

YouTube Light Redesign by Apostol Voicu

YouTube Light Redesign by Apostol Voicu

YouTube Redesign by Ilja Miskov

YouTube Redesign by Ilja Miskov

YouTube Redesign Concept by Dmitry Samarenkov

YouTube Redesign Concept by Dmitry Samarenkov

YouTube Redesign by Alex Banaga

YouTube Redesign by Alex Banaga

YouTube Redesign by Adrien Thomas

YouTube Redesign by Adrien Thomas

YouTube Redesign by Igor Syvets

YouTube Redesign by Igor Syvets

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Written by Chris Spooner

Chris Spooner is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. Check out Chris' design tutorials and articles at Blog.SpoonGraphics or follow his daily findings on Twitter.

22 Comments

  1. Ceba says:

    Nice list, really beautiful.

  2. Maggie says:

    After I saw this article, I need to make some changes about my own twitter etc.
    They are so unique.

  3. Morgan says:

    Wow! These are great. I really do feel like Facebook needs an update, it doesn’t feel very contemporary anymore. The twitter redesigns look awesome too. I especially love Estie Carrillo’s. I think anyone of these examples would be an improvement to what we have now.

  4. María LC says:

    Inspiring. Thank you! :)

  5. i followed you on twitter

  6. Tim Berneman says:

    I really like Fred Nerby’s redesign for Twitter. I see why that one was put first!

  7. Hi. Very good. Thank you very much..

  8. Birgit says:

    Twitter by Bluroon and Facebook by Arslan look stunningly similar…

  9. Den says:

    cool, creative and captivating . great collection mate.

  10. Ian Harris says:

    Some of these are outstanding!!

  11. Sky Blue says:

    Twitter is starting to follow the path of MySpace … I remember when MySpace used to be clean and crisp but now it is very heavy in content such as videos and high-res images.

    Also mine lags on some older browsers does anyone else have the same problem?

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  13. Scott says:

    Isn’t this generally considered bad practice? You’re redesigning something someone else made, and you weren’t there for all the meetings, decisions, user research that led to the designs that are there in the first place.

    Been hearing quite a few people in the industry speak out against unsolicited redesigns as an unethical practice.

  14. Muh says:

    twitter, Inc. should consider giving its users full customizations of it profile page. If that should happen I’m going for the Twitter Layout Redesign by
    Estie Carrillo it’s so Inspiring.

  15. I like the twitter redesign by Suthan and YouTube Redesign by Adrien Thomas..

  16. Edit Foto says:

    cool and inspiring.. thank you for shared. :)

  17. Renata says:

    Great article and collections, thanks for sharing

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