I happened to stumble on Carl’s Jr.’s Facebook page today and particularly on this post (for no particular reason, I should add):
and I quickly noticed the login area on the top right. It only had an email field and a login button. (I was not signed into Facebook when I visited the page.) For a brief moment I thought Facebook had finally done away with the concept of passwords somehow!
So I clicked on the login button and it took to me the standard Facebook login page. Oh well, passwords are here to stay.
But here’s the question: why would Facebook do this? Why would they place only an email field on that page and not a password field? Isn’t it an extra step for users to click on the login button and then be directed to another page to enter their password?
And then I wondered if this was a CSS issue, and looked at the source code:
And I was able to confirm that it wasn’t a CSS issue causing the password field to be hidden. There wasn’t any input field for a password on that page.
And now I found something else that’s interesting. A class named “html7magic”. What am I to expect?! Is FB out there using HTML 7 secretely and somehow translating their HTML7 code to HTML5 to work with current browsers?!