Facebook's profile image bug
Monday, June 22, 2009
Software bugs are part of our daily lives. This is a small item, but it's a bit annoying: Facebook's resizing of GIF profile pictures is not working, or at least it didn't work for my profile picture. My profile looks like:
The image should be cropped so that it doesn't overlap with the rest of the profile. It seems to work with other image formats. Maybe it's just a GIF issue, or maybe it's just my He-Man profile picture, as other GIFs seem to work all right.
I wonder how long it will take for this to get fixed...
UPDATE: looking further into the issue, the problem is with the CSS (the image doesn't go behind the other profile elements). The image "cropping" works in the public profile, but it uses a different style.