ƒacebook changes every designer should know
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On March 10th Facebook released their new page layouts. These layouts make specific changes to the way marketers and designers will present clients to the world. It is important to note that any number of these changes could impact your presence on Facebook. This post will attempt to give you what you need to know to make the most of these recent changes.
- Tabs have now moved to the left-column so that they can be consistent with profile page layouts. This gives designers the opportunity to create one landing page/mini-site now. We do not have to have multiple tabs you can now have a web-experience right inside of your Facebook tab.
- Page profile photo is now 180x540 whereas before you had the opportunity for more vertical space, 180x620 pixels.
- “Blurb Box” now has moved to the left-column, it used to be below the picture box. This is the about section you fill out for pages.
- “Feature Area” want to feature other pages or applications even admins? You can now in this special section. This section changes the way we may structure data across Facebook.
The photo strip will allow you to highlight specific photos within your gallery. The functionality of it works like this:
- Your most recent photos will appear here
- Photos that you have been tagged in
- You can specify which photos go here by hiding other photos
- Note: Facebook states that you will not be able to have fans post photos here (not sure if this is entirely true, yet to try it)
Now available to all admins is the ability to receive updates via email when someone posts on your page, or comments on your page.
In the top right of your pages section users will get a glimpse of what friends like the page as well as recommended pages for that user. You can’t control this area but its good to be aware of it.
Wall filters, essentially is a way for you to separate what people see and don’t see or what you see on a page. This applies to your profile page as well.
Please let me know if I have forgotten any that are not on this list! Thanks.
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