So, if you use Twitter with any regularity, you may have noticed a UI change that happened pretty recently. Around the internet, its simply being referred to as ‘bubbly’. I think that description fits pretty well, honestly, and the interface doesn’t bother me much.
Perhaps it is the web designer in me, but I’m always open to new and interesting changes to the aesthetic of any site.
Overall, our site re-design here at Chrome Unboxed has been met with positive comments, but we’ve had some folks request we change it back. Some of those requests have been met (darker text, larger text on mobile, and story snippets in the archive view to name a few), but some things I simply chose to change because I like the look.
UI is always a fine line to toe.
For Twitter, I don’t think they’ll be changing anything anytime soon because there are vocal criticisms online. After all, we’ll just get used to it after a while.
If that UI change is just too much for you to take, however, developer Kai Brueckers has an answer for you in the form of a small and simple Chrome Extension called Twitter Debubbler.
As the title suggests, the extension simply overwrites Twitters style sheet and returns all the elements to their ‘pre-bubbly’ form. It is simple and non-intrusive, so if you need your old Twitter back, you can have it.
SOURCE: Chrome Story