Designing A Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources

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Despite its privacy issues, Facebook clearly has a key role in global Internet activity. It has become a kind of universal social network, being used for both personal and business needs. For many individuals, companies and organizations, Facebook has become an integral part of their branding strategy and promotional campaigns.

Facebook provides many tools for maximizing the effect of your presence on the social network, most of all by means of business pages, also known as fan pages. Using a variety of applications and Facebook API tools, one can get creative not only with the page content, but with the design, too.

In this post, we’ll give you an idea of how to use Facebook for your business and self-promotional efforts. Below, you will find best practices for custom Facebook fan page designs, with various approaches to creating an attractive, descriptive and engaging Facebook business page. In addition, the selection of tutorials and resources for Facebook fan page development might help you get started with your own effective Facebook presence.

By the way, it’s been two years since Smashing Magazine’s Facebook fan page launched (now with 18,500 fans). We have worked hard to integrate discussions, useful tips and give-aways to make the fan page more appealing and engaging.

Showcase Of Well-Designed Facebook Fan Pages

Giants of the Industry

Big brands demonstrate the best use of Facebook by far. Getting millions of fans may not seem like a big deal for Coca-Cola or Victoria’s Secret, but these companies managed to create fan pages that engage users on a much deeper level than by just asking them to click the “Like” button. An interesting trend seen across this category is of large companies taking Facebook to a new level, putting it at the center not only of their social media campaign, but of their entire online presence.

Starbucks
Currently with the number one fan page for a brand on Facebook (with almost 8 million fans), Starbucks takes a distinctive approach, focusing less on loud entertaining apps and more on high-quality content and beneficial offers for its fans. Starbucks has learned how to effectively use status updates and how to share a lot of interesting, useful and engaging material aside from its product updates. The company also offers a couple of interactive apps that not only are fun (e.g. the Instant Story tab) but that offer tangible benefits (e.g. discount coupons, and functionality that allows fans to manage their Starbucks accounts right in Facebook). The fan page also has an interactive map that links to the company’s regional Facebook pages (just as BlackBerry does, as we’ll see). With no unusual visual indicators on its fan page, Starbucks demonstrates that functionality is at least as important as aesthetics.

Red Bull
The fan page for Red Bull is by far one of the best on Facebook. By implementing a number of innovative ideas and engaging apps, Red Bull makes the best of its Facebook presence and thus stands out from business pages for other brands. A good example of this is its Twitter stream, which, instead of featuring just Red Bull’s corporate feed, assembles tweets from sponsored sports athletes and allows fans to connect with them beyond Red Bull’s domain. Live Web TV that anyone can view right on Facebook and a variety of fun games also encourage users to interact with the brand. While the welcome page is not in the default menu bar, it’s quite informative and serves as a compact graphic map of the entire Facebook page. Red Bull is also a pioneer of using Facebook as a recruiting tool; adding a careers board to a profile with so many fans makes sense indeed. Bravo Red Bull!

Skittles
Although Skittles’ fan page features two brightly designed, eye-catching tabs (one a graphic presentation with links, the other promoting its “Mob The Rainbow” campaign), the company has set its Wall tab as the default. This is typical of popular brands that don’t require an introduction. It allows fans and visitors to the page to immediately follow the company’s updates and join the conversation.

Coca-Cola
Another giant with a million-plus Facebook fans, Coca-Cola has a fan-centric Facebook page. It encourages active user participation and interaction between the brand and its fans. The landing tab is set to the Coca-Cola introduction, which contains a dynamic box with latest updates and a “Like” button, links to other social network profiles for the brand, a fan highlights strip, and info about the product and the page’s creators (by the way, this Facebook page was created by two Coke fans and then later supported officially by the company). Another highlight of the Coke fan page is photo albums: in addition to some standard product shots and event photographs, many other albums are included, presenting Coca-Cola not only as a popular beverage but as a multi-generational icon. Here is a good example of how to make use of photos on Facebook.

Twilight Saga
The default tab for the official fan page of the blockbuster series Twilight Saga is a large graphical tab promoting the latest episode, Eclipse. The custom tab incorporates elements of the movie’s website and the trailer, live Twitter updates, links to official websites and other info. Two other custom tabs are dedicated to the second film, New Moon, and the official movie soundtrack. The entire page is rich in content and delivers its information effectively.

More Beautiful and Engaging Facebook Pages

Room 214
A nice approach to the Facebook welcome page is demonstrated by social media agency Room 214, based in Boulder, Colorado. The default tab, with its nice duo-tone and sketchy font, looks minimalist and attractive, and it focuses on introducing its team members. The “About” tab has a clean two-column layout, with some basic info about the company in the left column and cute roll-over links to the staff’s Twitter accounts, official website, blog, contact page and corporate Twitter page. Another graphic tab covers the agency’s clients. A simple yet well-executed fan page design.

Porsche
The ColorStyler tab on the fan page for Porsche is so darn great that one immediately wonders why on Earth they didn’t make it the default tab? The pure FBJS tab allows users to select a Porsche model and customize its look in a live preview mode, with a nifty color and rims picker. One then can send the Porsche image to a friend or publish it on the page’s wall. This hidden gem makes the entire page shine.

Digital Turf
The fan page for Digital Turf is an interesting and rather confusing case. The page design itself is wonderful: the excellent company presentation, two-level sub-navigation, diverse data and cute style is a feat of FBJS and makes this one of the most attractive business pages you’ll see on Facebook. Here’s the confusing part: Digital Turf specializes in developing Web-building and media solutions for political campaigns and organizations (maybe not exclusively, but that does figure prominently in its list of services). The question is whether this design style communicates the company’s strengths well enough to attract its target audience. If it solved this concern, Digital Turf could turn its fan page, which is awesome as it is, into a Facebook promo bomb.

Revision Eyewear
The main tab of the Revision Eyewear fan page features an impressive Flash intro, with bold photographs and transitions and a dynamic “Become a Fan” link. The eye-wear manufacturer also uses Facebook for its charity work; a custom graphic tab on the page explains its causes and displays donation links (the “Become a Fan” button turns into a donation button—very clever).

Thurston & Betts PLLC
The Facebook page for law firm Thurston & Betts is notable for its “Like Us!” tab. A simple informational scheme in the center, with nice roll-over buttons leading to the company’s website, is a clever solution: neat yet substantial. The tab also includes the firm’s main contact info and a map of its location. It’s difficult to imagine a better Facebook page design for a law consultancy.

Daddy Design
The fan page of Miami-based Web design studio Daddy Design includes two custom tabs: “About” and “Portfolio.” Both tabs use the page’s entire width, which, along with the striking orange color scheme, makes this page hard to pass by. The business page is tied closely to the company’s official website design, and it highlights a neat FBJS portfolio, with links to Daddy Design’s social profiles. It actually creates the feeling of a website within the Facebook page. Great work.

1-800-Flowers
In our opinion, this is one of the best uses of a Facebook business page for e-commerce. By becoming a fan of 1-800-Flowers on Facebook, you can access up-to-date content, send virtual gifts to friends and shop for flowers right on Facebook (via the Flash-based application Alvenda). The company’s “Welcome” page has a simple and attractive grid, consisting of four sections that engage visitors with various activities. Also, the cool promo code field offers a discount to anyone who hits the “Like” button.

The Game – Team A
The Game, for the Sony PS3, has two beautiful fan pages on Facebook, dedicated to each of the two teams in the game. The two pages have a similar design, featuring beautiful graphical tabs (and especially fine typefaces) that link to the interactive Facebook applications. The “About” tab includes an interactive worldwide game stats map, which is a nice touch.

Oxelo
Oxelo’s fan page would be rather generic if not for the inventive Diabolo Roller tab, which promotes its new model of roller blades. Built with a Flash app, it allows a nifty 360-degree view of the product.

Teesey Tees
Teesey Tees use its Facebook presence effectively: it partially implements an e-commerce element from its website that allows Facebook users to browse t-shirt designs in a sleek FBJS gallery, directing them to the regular store for purchases. The fan page also includes a blog and a charming fan-only tab containing a discount code. There is no “About” or “Welcome” tab, and the default tab is set not to the product gallery (which one would expect) but to the Wall. While this is normal for big brands, it’s not so clear why a company with a smaller audience, such as Teesey Tees, would do this. Still, this is an attractive and well-executed fan page.

Threadless
Popular t-shirt producer Threadless takes the e-commerce on its Facebook fan page to the next level. Here, the native Facebook tee design gallery is supplemented by a size-selection menu and shopping cart buttons, which direct the user to the cart on Threadless’ website. The customer review section, with its “Share” and “Like” buttons, enhance the shopping experience of this fan page. Threadless also makes good use of the video and photos tabs, which, along with the live webcast section and active discussion board, make for an engaging, community-oriented Facebook presence.

Cranium
Board game Cranium has a beautiful Facebook fan page, which includes several promotional FBML pages. It doesn’t have any JavaScript gimmicks, just cutely drawn illustrations and cheerful colors that make for a positive visual experience.

Mark Meyer Photography
Mark Meyer’s business page is a good example of how to promote one’s personal brand effectively on Facebook. Using FBML and FMJS, the Alaska-based photographer outfits his custom tab with sub-tabs for his blog and photo gallery and an exquisite image slideshow. Status updates are also cleverly done, so that the Wall (the default tab) takes on the appearance of a photoblog.

Livescribe
The “Buy Now” tab on the Livescribe Smartpen fan page has an Amazon-ish design: it’s rich in content and options, but may require the touch of someone like Jacob Nielsen to be truly usable. Livescribe effectively uses multimedia on its Facebook page, which certainly presents its product favorably and is good for fan interaction on the page. But we would suggest that the company rearrange the position of its tabs, putting some interesting sections (such as the Pencasts, which are animated Flash videos of handwritten notes and audio captured by the Smartpen) in the main bar, instead of, say, the standard “Boxes” tab.

Bodum USA
The highlight of Bodum’s Facebook business page is its excellent use of an iFrame to embed the company’s online store and interactive catalogue, which is powered by iPaper, onto the Facebook profile. In other words, Facebook users can shop for Bodum products without leaving the page.

Soul City Church
The “Welcome” tab of the Soul City Church Facebook page is by far the smoothest pearl in our collection of fan page designs. The clean layout, the neat typography and icons and, of course, the awesome combination of black-and-white photography and energetic green elements result in a stunning intro page. It portrays the church as a progressive and contemporary community. Credit for the great job goes to Monster Eyes.

Diesel
Famous apparel brand Diesel has three out-of-the-mold tabs, the most noteworthy of which is the one labelled “Sex Sells.” It is built on a Flash app and provides a stylish and original showcase for the denim collection of the same name.

Lancome Germany
This one will appeal to those who admire good typography. The “About” section of Lancome Germany’s Facebook page takes on a website-within-a-tab format. It features elegant and polished typography, accompanied by high-quality photography.

Eco-Artware.com
The Facebook business page for Eco-Artware.com features a nice FBJS “Shop” tab. It’s a pseudo-shop, though; in fact, it’s just a featured product gallery, in which both product thumbnails and catalogue categories are linked to the official online store. Nevertheless, the clean grid layout and nice roll-overs for the product images make this a beautiful and useful fan page tab. Eco-Artware.com also makes good use of the “Boxes” tab by setting it as the default.

311
The official Facebook page of music band 311, particularly the “News & Multimedia” tab, is eye candy. Designed in a cool retro poster style, it contains basic info about the band and a built-in multimedia player. A large “Fan Photos” section reflects the band’s commitment to communicating with its fans. Well done!

Rei
Outdoor gear and clothing provider REI uses its Facebook profile to foster strong interactivity, rather than merely to present a plain front. Its fan page is basically a community portal where the company engages people with its social campaigns and projects. The fan page includes two Flash tabs that feature community pictures, links and fun family games.

Desigual
The fan page for Spanish apparel brand Desigual is bursting with color, freshness and style. It is versatile, with various types of promotional and entertaining content, yet not overwhelming. The mood is set equally by great content and classy design elements. Desigual points out that the page was started by fans and then made official by the brand; this is clearly illustrated on the Wall feed, where user-created updates are set to default along with the company’s messages.

Volkswagen
Currently featuring its soccer fan campaign, VW shows amazing use of FBJS on its page. Rich in content, up to date, well designed and heavily supportive of user-created content, this is the best Facebook business page that a popular automotive brand could have.

Living Proof
The fan page of cosmetics manufacturer Living Proof is all about interactivity and dialogue between the company and its customers. Chief among its many features is the dynamic Flash introductory tab, containing basic info about the company,a lab tour,a mini blog, links to customer support services and a corporate Twitter feed. The business page also includes an interactive app that helps customers choose the most suitable products.

Inspired Magazine
Inspired Magazine is one of the few Web design blogs that have customized their Facebook fan page. No fancy applications or high-volume presentations here; a minimalist FBML tab is quite enough to grab the attention of a random Facebooker and give them reasons to “Like” the page.

Sony Ericsson
Current Sony Ericsson promotions are presented via beautifully designed tabs, with videos, contest forms and interactive applications inside.

BlackBerry
Besides its several promotional tabs built with Facebook Javascript and Flash, the BlackBerry fan page features a nice FBJS map with links to local Facebook business pages. This does a good job of integrating the company’s Facebook presence and promoting its local pages.

Resources And Tutorials

Here is a list of websites and tutorials to help you understand the basics of developing and promoting your Facebook business page.

Facebook Developers
This is the ultimate resource for anyone who wants to take advantage of the variety of opportunities offered by Facebook. Related documentation, forum discussions, wikis and a showcase of best practices for Facebook integration are all aggregated in one place for both beginners and advanced developers.

Hyperarts
A lot of excellent tutorials related to Facebook fan page development can be found in the Static FBML & FBML archive on the Hyperarts Blog. The tutorials are geared to both beginners and advanced developers. The blog also features a series of video tutorials, which we’re sure will come in handy for many of you. Some of the most interesting tutorials from Hyperarts are highlighted below.

All Facebook
On the unofficial Facebook Blog, you will find news, articles, tips and stats related to the world’s fastest-growing social network. An extensive guide titled How to Develop a Facebook Page That Attracts Millions of Fans addresses its subject well.

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing
This guide takes a look at the potential of Facebook for business and reviews the various options business owners have in order to be effective with Facebook business marketing. Recommended reading.

Screenshot

How to Create a Facebook FBML Template
In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to create a Facebook fan page in Photoshop. It uses a page for a photographer as an example. This is the first in a series; the second lesson covers the coding part. The source files, including the code, are available for download.

Facebook Programming step-by-step tutorial
This tutorial series consists of 22 lessons and covers all aspects of Facebook programming, including application development, displaying fan-only content and creating an interface for a Facebook page.

Static FBML: Not Every Facebook Fan Page Needs an Application
In this tutorial the well-known blogger Alison Gianotto walks you through what a Static FBML is and why it’s sometimes quite enough to create an attractive and efficient Facebook fan page.

Extending Facebook Static FBML Tabs with Dynamic Content
Continuing from the previous guide, this tutorial explains how to add some spice to your Facebook fan page using the DynamicFBML function. You can build an image or video gallery or even a micro-site inside a Static FBML tab quite easily.

Taking Your Static FBML Microsite to the Next Level

Learn how to create sub-nav tab navigation within your Static FBML microsite using only DynamicFBML.

Creating a Custom Facebook Page
This useful guide gives you a head start on building your own fan page on Facebook. The tutorial includes such basics as Facebook page creation, restrictions on Facebook, creating tabs and displaying navigation and content elements using FBML and FBJS.

Google Analytics for Facebook Fan Pages
Another great post by Webdigi.co.uk, in which they show you how to get around Facebook’s limitations. Even though Facebook supports only restricted JavaScript, which is usually not enough for Google to correctly track visitors, the guys from Webdigi.co.uk successfully managed to get all functions of Google Analytics working on their fan page. You can learn how they did it by reading this tutorial.

How To: Build a Facebook Landing Page for Your Business
This is Mashable’s brief guide on how to add and configure a Static FBML tab on your Facebook fan page.

Internet Explorer and Static FBML: Using External Style Sheets for CSS
This insightful article discusses aspects of applying CSS styles to your Static FBML application in Internet Explorer versions and other browsers. The post includes an important update that takes into account changes in Facebook’s API that affect the implementation of CSS styles in static tabs.

8 Essential Apps for Your Brand’s Facebook Page
This article suggests a number of Facebook apps you could use to attract fans to your brand’s landing page and to make them return repeatedly.

Add a Custom Tab to Your Facebook Fan Page (Starter Template Included)
Like some of the aforementioned tutorials, this one teaches you how to embed a custom tab in your Facebook fan page. But this tutorial is a bit more detailed than previous ones, explaining how to build HTML and CSS that adheres to the new 520-pixel width requirements set by Facebook, how to add a YouTube video and how to avoid using iFrames. Also, it contains a starter template code with comments.

Facebook Best Practices for Non-Profit Organizations
This Facebook fan page guide is written by Diosa Communications, a company that specializes in social-media consulting for non-profit institutions and small businesses. It’s not exactly a list of best practices in the traditional sense, but rather a number of recommendations on how to set up and promote a fan page to the best effect.

How To Create the Perfect Facebook Fan Page
Some tips you can apply to your Facebook marketing strategy that will put your Facebook Page leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

Adding iFrames to Your Facebook Applications: 2010
Recent modifications in Facebook’s API further restricted the use of iFrames. For instance, you can’t embed one in Static FBML anymore. iFrames can still be used in the Canvas Pages application, though, which is the topic of this tutorial.

Developing a Facebook Application for Absolute Beginners
Applications have proven to be an essential component of successful Facebook fan pages. They’re an effective tool for enhancing interactivity and engaging users. Fortunately, creating a Facebook application is not that difficult. Learn how to do it by reading this thorough tutorial by Emanuele Feronato.

Showcase

Not many galleries of Facebook pages exist yet. Still, the ones that do give us a pretty good idea of trends in this area.

Facebook Designs
This gallery is rarely updated, but it features some really cool Facebook page designs that we haven’t seen in other showcases.

Custom Facebook Page gallery
Custom Facebook Page is run by the social media marketing group North Social. The gallery contains over 60 Facebook page designs, sorted into several categories. The most recent showcase is dated December 2009.

Facebook Showcase
Facebook Showcase is the most frequently updated gallery of the ones covered here. A lot of inspirational Facebook page designs can be found here.

Facebook Platform Showcase
This showcase is slightly different. Here you can explore how companies around the world integrate Facebook on their websites.

Customize Your Facebook Fan Page: Tips, Tricks, Applications
A quick overview of basic tips and tricks for customizing and improving your Facebook fan page.

Facebook Fan Page Templates

Many freelance designers and design studios offer customization services for Facebook pages. Standalone fan page templates are less widespread, at least so far. To provide you with the best possible starter kit, we’ve collected Facebook business page themes that you can get either free or at a cost.

Free Templates

Free PSD Facebook Template | Preview | Details
This 520-pixel Photoshop layout of Facebook fan page tab is available for free downloading. If you are looking for a simple graphical presentation for your Facebook page, this template may come in handy.

Free PSD: Facebook Fanpage Template | Preview | Details
This is a free mock-up Facebook fan page with editable text, posting times and other elements.

Absolutely Free Cool Facebook Template | Preview| Details
This graphic FBML template, along with the PSD file, fonts and HTML mark-up, is available for free downloading. The package also includes an installation manual.

Free FBML Template | Preview | Details
You can use this multi-tabbed Facebook page template for free only if you maintain the links to its creators and the copyright info in the footer.

Facebook Template Page | Details
This is quite a different Facebook page template. Basically, it’s a worksheet available in text and PDF formats, allowing school students to construct a Facebook page for a character from a story or some other purpose. The template has been downloaded over 10,000 times and has gotten a lot of positive feedback because it is a new and exciting way for students to comment on their readings. You have to register to download the template.

Commercial Templates

Photographer Facebook Template | Preview | Details | All FB templates
A sleek graphical FBML tab, with an image gallery, text sections, social networking buttons and a reminder to “Like” the page. The template package consists of source files and the Facebook installation guide. Price: $15.

Corporation Number 1: Facebook Tab | Preview | Details | All FB Templates
A minimalist Facebook page theme, with space for one main image, the company’s logo or tagline, two paragraphs of text and links to social media resources, including an optional RSS feed. The user can also add images, contact forms, videos and other elements to the template (no coding skills are required). Price: there are two subscription plans to choose from, although only one of them (Standard) is active at the moment – $14.99 per month. Free trial option is available, too.

My Style Facebook Flash Template | Preview | Details | All FB Templates
Among the highlights of this Flash-based FBML template are diverse transitions, multi-tab sub-navigation and a large image gallery in the tab header (760 pixels in width, of course). Instructions on how to upload the template are attached; and the developer offers additional customization services. Price: $18.

Website Image Gallery Template | Preview | Details | All FB Templates
This FBML template features a FBJS image gallery, horizontal top menu navigation, social networking links and side images. The website does not mention whether installation documentation is provided; perhaps it is provided upon purchase. Price: $20.

Facebook Flash Template | Preview | Details
This is another version of the Flash-based “Welcome” tab for Facebook fan pages. It’s actually a mini-site, 520 pixels in width, with three sub-pages, including a slideshow and image gallery. It comes with step-by-step instructions on setting it up on Facebook. Price: $13.

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Julia May is a freelance writer now working with FlashMint, the top-class provider of Flash templates.

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    The showcase inspired me so much.This week i’m gonna create one:)

    Thanks Julia..

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    Ah finally. After all these useless articles here is a great one.
    Please please keep publishing articles like these. We do NOT want to read about music, we do NOT want to read articles about military, we do NOT care about interior things.

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      We don’t?

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        Who is this “we” you speak of? Smashing could post the 100 Top Inspiring Hubcaps… and as long as I find inspiration, it’s helpful. Luckily it’s the internets, so one can easily skip pages in less time than it takes to write up a bad review.

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      Stop refferring to “WE”. Some people like the other articles. You aren’t speaking for me.

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        Maybe he has an Imaginary friend. Or friends. Legitimate reason of using “we”, ha?

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      Er, I do. You can draw inspiration for design from everywhere. Design thinking is greater than a step-by-step tutorial.

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      Michiel Ebberink

      July 9, 2010 6:09 am

      Please speak for yourself Jesse. “We” do like those other articles.

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    This is an excellent resource. Thank you so much for posting! I had no idea you could do so much with fan pages!!

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    Fantastic article!!

    I’ve thought for some time that FBML was a real game changer for digital marketeers and this just proves it.

    The company I work for was a fairly early adopter of the potential of FBML, which for an organisation our size is quite surprising-

    facebook.com/DebtLineOnline

    We have a welcome page, analytics, click throughs etc. And the response from our customers has been positive.

    But we are a very UI focused organisation (functional not pretty is our moto! :-p) and felt that there was limitless potential to add value to our customers experience on Facebook.

    The main issue we have is increasing our fans without paying for advertising!! :-)

    Thanks Julia!!

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      Chris Nankervis

      July 7, 2010 3:28 pm

      Thanks for the article Julia, and I truly mean it, several of the entries posted were bookmarked for later use, especially the Real Estate example, that will be very handy.

      @Dan Ware Agreed, it’s an absolute must for digital marketers. It’s also yet another way of branding your companies, otherwise lacking Facebook Fanpage. Many users below have talked about the importance of customization of a profile, and it was only a matter of time before people realized the benefits behind a Static FBML.

      Take a look at our companies FBML, we decided to turn it into a more folio based tab for new clients to view our work: facebook.com/digitalhive.

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    Custom Facebook pages are like HTML emails, i.e. mini-sites that are presented within the viewport of another site. I think Twitter is superior to Facebook in terms of visual customization because the former’s branding isn’t as obtrusive.

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    Hey Julia,

    Thanks for mentioning one of our FanPageBuilders templates and a white-label design of ours (Thurston & Betts)! We’re a big fan of SmashingMagazine, so it’s an honor to be mentioned!

    Julia, I hope you don’t mind, but I just wanted to note that the cost of the Corporation Template has actually been very much reduced, and is now part of a Page Editor system we launched that lets users easily choose from a selection of templates, and easily add images, contact forms, videos, and much more (without having to know code).

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      Nathan, the article was updated, hope everything is correct now. Thanks for commenting!

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        Dear Julia! Thank you for great job! Could you take a look at my creation too, please?!
        I created this page 4 month ago for my company. I would be happy to get some comments and critique from you and your team!
        http://www.facebook.com

        NEW ENGLAND WATERPROOFING INC. (basement waterproofing, crack repair)

        Thank you!

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        Thank you, Julia for the update! Just wanted to make sure people knew our system makes it super easy to create even complicated pages! And thank /you/ for writing the article :)

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    This is very useful. Thanks alot.

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    Excellent resource, thanks so much for gathering all this in one piece, it was obviously a great deal of work.

    I’m not a fan of Facebook at all (I keep trying, but just don’t get the interest), but having a “page” there seems to be expected. I find it cluttered, hokey and totally gimmicky so seeing these makeovers is an enlightening encouragement.

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    Excellent!

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    ahhh.. facebook apps… in another 3 or 6 months, many of these resources will be obsolete. considering the way facebook keep changing their APIs and barely updates their wikis.

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    Ryan Bollenbach

    July 7, 2010 5:23 am

    HOLY SHIT! this is huge, I didn’t realize that you’d be able to design the pages… that’s really awesome! I’ll have to keep this in mind for the future.

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    Great article, the list of resources will be very helpful!

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    The LogMeIn fan page is pretty good too.

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    The article is amazing Julia, a great job!

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    Jean-Francois Monfette

    July 7, 2010 5:53 am

    I’m sure that the number of beautiful fan pages will increase by a lot following this excellent post. Thank you Julia !

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    I know Little Debbie has quite an active Facebook account. They acquired over 500,000 fans recently with their Cupcake Share-a-thon Facebook campaign.

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    Hi, there! The article is really interesting. I created a Facebook fan page for my company 4 months ago.
    facebook.com/#!/pages/Natick-MA/NEW-ENGLAND-WATERPROOFING-INC-basement-waterproofing-crack-repair/362249303032?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=7

    NEW ENGLAND WATERPROOFING INC. (basement waterproofing, crack repair)

    Now I understand that I can do even better than that! I would be happy to get some comments!

    Thank you, smashing magazine for good job!

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  18. 32

    Great post, just what I needed this week!

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    Muy bueno este artículo!

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    Great.
    I know most of them but still some to learn from this article.
    Here is couple of examples from my facebook pages :
    facebook.com/northernlandcyprus
    facebook.com/AlimSatimKibris

    We missed this kinds of articles.

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    Very useful, Thanks

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    What a breath of fresh design! A small design interface that can pack a big punch. Didn’t even consider that there would be galleries devoted to showing superb facebook design, but you learn something new everyday!

    Splendiferous article, Smash!

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    Thanks webdigi for the wonderful analytics tip!!

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    Hello! Thanks for the shoutout to HyperArts for our Static FBML tutorials and other resources. And thanks, too, for the wonderful array of beautifully designed fan pages!

    I might add that we offer a number of excellent templates that are a good starting point for a great fan page, everything from multi-tabbed, website-within-facebook to AJAX forms that include validation. Here’s a link (if it’s okay): http://www.hyperarts.com/fbml

    Cheers, and keep up the good work!
    Tim

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    Very nice work, I’ll use this info to create my facebook page. I didn’t know that we could create our one pages on facebook.

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    Great article. The tutorials will be very useful for my clients the majority of whom are Realtors.

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    This is absolutely fantastic! What a great bundle of resources all in one place. It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for for the past 3 weeks. Thank you!

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    Dropping people on just your wall stream doesn’t cut it anymore. You need more to build a solid community and a following. At the end of the day building your brand is whats important.

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    uhmm Cant you just make a normal landing facebook page and configure it in the backend??.. uhm I did it before, I mean if you already have a webpage Why bother and create another webdesign?? ..

    uhmm or is there any policy problem with that :P

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    Facebook fan pages are NOT customizable and cannot be designed. All they are is a big image that can have some links on it. Completely useless. Myspace was SOOOO much better in terms of designing to your target market.
    I give Facebook another 2 years before another player takes over and makes a much better social networking site. I don’t see the point of Facebook when you already have a website. You can advertise the same information on your site and send information to people who are interested in it. Plus a lot more. Facebook is restrictive to the user and the user’s “friends”. I have yet to see Facebook do anything that a regular site cannot do and yet to see it offer something valuable to its user base.

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      Jay, I agree with you that Facebook is probably not the most customization-friendly social network, still design options are not only limited to a big image with links on it (there are lots of good examples in the article). As for your last statement, I’m afraid I disagree about it. If a regular site can do anything, how did it happen then that social networking and social media in general reached such an overwhelming level of development?

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      Jay, I am afraid you’re a bit off when it comes to the functionality available to Facebook Pages. Yes, the Page overall is not as customizeable as most might like, and the Static FBML App does provide limited functionality to users (for example. No RSS feeds/twitter, makes contact forms difficult, etc.

      But with systems (like our page editor system) we give users the ability to easily add that kind of dynamic content, images, and more without needing to know code. What’s more is the applications that can be built and integrated into a page are far and above better than anything MySpace ever allowed.

      The point of Facebook goes back to the old adage of “going where the fish are”. Even if your website gets thousands of unique visits a month, you’re missing out on potentially millions of users. Not to mention that it’s more acceptable to share updates via your Page multiple times a day, compared to say email marketing where that would shrink your list, and fast.

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    Michael Vreeken

    July 7, 2010 10:55 am

    well as far as I can see a lot of people a going into this business. So Facebook templates http://facebook-templates.net/ are being popular right now. anyway Julia well done! fantastic post. Useful resources for Facebook profile management.

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    Nicely done.

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    Wow. I seriously had no idea you had this level of creative control over Facebook pages. As soon as we launch our new site at work, I coming back here to brand our FB!

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Just as years ago many people considered AOL to be “the internet”, I think many people today see Facebook as their internet. This is why you need a FB presence even if you have a website.

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    Really, Really, REALLY useful! Thank you for this great article.

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    Fantastic!!

    Thanks a lot, I got this task from this week..
    worked with FBML
    you can check it on facebook.com/DiscountFlights
    This will really help us a lot!

    Dhaval Shah

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    Very good to know this, I have Facebook account but never take any attempt to change any regarding to design.

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    great post
    thanks

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    Editha Fuentes

    July 7, 2010 1:04 pm

    EXCELLENT!! This is a great, helpful and very complete article. Thanks for your work. :)

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    Just at the right moment! Thanks! The examples and the links at the bottom all are useful!

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    I actually started making these with FBML not that long ago. I didn’t even know you could do things like this on FB, and then I bumped into a fan page that had it and I’ve been doing it ever since. It’s one of the easiest things I’ve added to my list of services since Twitter backgrounds.

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    Thanks a lot for such post. I am completelly newbie in FB topic. I have been going around with an old fashion FB fan page, since I did not know there was so much possiblities.

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    Andre Novais de Paula

    July 7, 2010 4:41 pm

    Great compilation! The best I’ve seen so far. Thank you for an excellent post.

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    Awesome, been waiting for Smashing to do an article on FBML shiz!
    Here’s one I made if anyone cares to see facebook.com/ThinkBrickAustralia?v=app_4949752878

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    This going to be a very power communication tools for both personal and business world. We liftyouup.blogspot.com welcome this wonderful invention and hope it can facilitate to improve the world as a whole at a much faster speed.

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    Great work with the article. It is so great to see how facebook has been so infuential in social networking and building a brand online. They are one step closer to the next big thing :)

    I’m off to creating mine now…

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    Now Facebook fan page width size has been changed from 750px to 520px.

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      Was it officially announced? As far as I know, this change is expected to be launched in “mid 2010″ http://wiki.developers.facebook.com/index.php/Roadmap_Profile By the way, some of the resources listed in the post are already adjusted to the new width requirements 520 px.

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        Not official yet (we have a small few fan pages we designed for clients in the 720 width as we adjust them and have been building all our others in the 520).

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      That’s pretty lame. So Facebook pages are actually just glorified ads within a page?

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        Only if you regard a mini-site with sub-pages, image galleries and built-in application as an ad…

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    Hey guys, this is a FANTASTIC article on fan pages. Really well done.

    We’ve created a marketplace of tab application for fan pages at http://appbistro.com.
    Lot of the apps are free. We really want to make building fan pages easier.

    Check it out and feel free to reach out to me anytime.

    Take care,
    Nalin

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    Wow it’s very awesome post,
    thanks a lot

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    awesome! it’s going to be a legen..wait for it dary!

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    Its on right time actually i was thinking to make my own Facebook fan page for wwebz.com. now i got some good inspirational material
    Thanks a lot

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    Thanks a lot for this very complete article!

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    Another great post guys!
    Thank you very much for including Inspired Mag’s Fb page – mucho appreciadu!

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    Dmitry Chebakov

    July 8, 2010 3:46 am

    Thank you for both inspiration and tutorials! I think it’s the most comprehensive list about Facebook fan page creation process so far!

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    Ignatius Mario

    July 8, 2010 3:59 am

    Thanks you that what i looking for…

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    Awesome post! I am definitely bookmarking. I wish the FBML stuff was easier/less time consuming. Building an audience is tough. I am about six months into the process and only at 164 fans. I feel like the content is quality and I have some new ideas coming, so hopefully that will help. If you all are so inclined, join the page and help me build my page. Also any suggestions for things I can do to improve are greatly appreciated.

    You can leave a message on the fanpage or email me at steve at weltbranding dot com. Thanks!
    facebook.com/#!/pages/Cincinnati-OH/Welt-Branding/58012219459?ref=ts&ajaxpipe=1&__a=10

    -Steve

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    Thanks for the post. Lots of great resources!

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    Perfect timing, great resource, thanks a million for putting it together

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    Thanks for the information
    awesome resources

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    i’m glad of this post because it will help me out a lot, petty much this is what i do at work. design facebook pages.

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    I am not a fan of customizing FB pages. I get the whole brand identity thing, but I like that not matter who it is it looks the same in FB. Boo to custom pages.

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    I made a fan page for a church here is the link, tell me what do you think ?

    facebook.com/iglesiakemuel?v=app_4949752878

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    I know it may look like a shameless self-promotion, but we are truly proud of the way that we have integrated our Issuu titles on our brand new Facebook page. We haven’t seen this solution elsewhere. You are most welcome to check it out for yourself. It’s purely FBML-based, of course.

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    Thanks for the mention of http://facebookshowcase.net! I see you selected many of the Pages from my site to feature here as well ;). Anyone interested in Facebook Page Design and the interesting things you can do with Custom Tabs should check out the Showcase for more examples – I try to update a few times a week!

    Also, anyone interested in customizable Tab Templates and “Tab CMS” capabilities should keep an eye on my next project due out later this summer, http://faceil.com … *wink wink nudge nudge*

    Thanks for the great post!

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    Adegbenga Agoro

    July 8, 2010 3:13 pm

    This is a great tutorial and wonderful resource tool.

    I recently tried my hands on FBML and was wondering how to extend my capabilities, this is all the information I need in one place, I’ve already bookmarked the page for future and continuous referencing as I continue my research.

    Thanks for the post

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    I’ve seen people mention the width is 750 and will be 520 soon, but I just made one today and it’s 760px. When will the 520 be official?

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    Left Facebook a month ago. They are racist.

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    Grimur Fjeldsted

    July 9, 2010 5:14 am

    Created one a few weeks ago. Check it out on facebook.com/eccoshoecompany/

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    Thanks everybody for feedback! I appreciate all the kind words and glad the round-up was useful for so many people.

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    Michiel Ebberink

    July 9, 2010 6:14 am

    Only one really extend the facebook look and feel. All other fanpages are just simple landingpages. Very disappointing actually.

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    You reading my mind .. im going to create a custom fan page for a client and here you come , thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks

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    Julia…sure with you would have seen a couple of ours: facebook.com/idrinc and facebook.com/valuemedical

    It’s not just the big boys that have awesome design!

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    I’ve been hoping that Smashing Mag would do a post on this! Looking through the gallery you’ve put together is so much easier than typing random company names after facebook.com/ and crossing my fingers for a good example. Thanks!

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    This is a great resource, thanks.

    –M

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    WOW! lots of great info & ideas.
    must try to esign on too…thanks.
    Aloha…

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    Fantastic resource. Thank you for putting this together!

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    This is really nice post…after reading this article ..i found out this company name Socioniks that helped me create a facebook fanpage at amazingly cheap price that all other people developing them… Facebook.com/clevertonmarketing is the page ..Also they helped me get additional facebook fans for my page..now i see more people liking my page rather than earlier..I guess i will now engage socioniks now for all my social media marketing needs..

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    thank you sooo much , its really Fantastic!!! good Job ;)

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    This article post has open up my eyes to more possible outcomes with FBML custom page. So many resources links to learn from. Kamsahamnida (Thank you in korean). I better start reading and learning! =D

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    This is a grate article and useful article.

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    I created one for our church that aggregates live events, Blog, and the most Recent podcast:
    facebook.com/christian.life.center.williamsburg.va

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    I like!

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    A girl asked a boy:(Girl)Do you think I’m pretty?(Boy)NO
    (Girl)Do you want to be with me forever (Boy)NO (Girl)Would you cry if I walked away?(Again the boy said)NO
    She heard enough and waz hurt, tears ran down her face
    The boy grabbed her arm and said:(Boy)- You’re not pretty, you’re BEAUTIFUL
    (Boy)- I don’t want to be wi…th you forever, I NEED to be with you forever… See More… See More… See more… See More… See More… See More… See More
    (Boy)- and I wouldn’t cry if you walked away… I would DIE!!!!
    (Boy whisperz)- Plzzzz stay with me…(Girl whisperz)- I will…
    Tonight at midnight your true love will realize they love you. Something good will happen to you between 1-4 pm tomorrow it could be anywhere..Get ready for the biggest shock of your life! If you dont post this on to 5 other pages you will have relationship problems for the next 10 years

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    Thank you for this very useful article. Social networking platforms such as facebook are really beginning to open new doors to online marketing by integrating web design within itself.

    These customisable fan pages can really capture and draw in possible custom and interest into a company or brand due to the high volume of facebook users browsing these fan pages. Having external links from a companies website directly to the companies facebook page gives the user a sense of comfort if they are familiar with facebook themselves feeling like they can relate to a facebook page possibly better than to a website.

    This is possibly due to the flowing trend that I have noticed of integrating Web 2.0 styling into these fan pages. The use of vivd gradients and minimalist text being easier on the eye really merges well with the facebook design style and can keep a user on the fan page.

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    You can see how customizable they are when using sliders,css tricks, and well commented code on the backend that allows the admin to easily update things like link blocks on a regular basis. This page we did serves as a monthly newsletter and introduction for this magazine:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aves-Noir/350146477715?ref=ts

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    Nice round up. I know Absolut’s Facebook page gets a lot of love round these here parts.

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    thanks for info…now im gonna start designing my FB page in style

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    Here goes another resource for designers who work with FB app design: http://surgeworks.com/blog/design/facebook-gui-free-psd-resource

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    Awesome list, this must of taken a while to put together. You made a lot of people happy. Thanks and Keep up the great work! #igotux

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    These fan pages look excellent. I think that having an amazing design, and effective facebook pages in your business profile is very important, and will only continue to grow.

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    FacebookPageTemplates.com offers you unique absolutely for free. Our Facebook Pages are easy to install and can actually draw the attention of your page visitors. Owe to the unique design and the simple replacement of the content, our templates are very popular among facebook users. All the big companies have already created their own unique pages on facebook. Owe to these pages, users can buy your goods, exchange views and disseminate news about your business. So if you already have a website why don’t you create a page on facebook that will represent you or your company? Landing pages created on our Facebook Page Templates base will certainly attract the attention of the visitors and turn them into your fans.

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    David Henderson

    July 30, 2010 3:18 am

    WOW! This article was so inspiring, just so much we can do with FB fan pages! I’m inspired and encouraged to do so much now.

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    This may have changed, but FB told me in order to get a bespoke fan page, you needed a £50k ad spend with them. Then they give you an iframe from which you can link to your pages, which can be hosted on whatever server you like. It’s quite flexible if you have a big client.

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    Facebook pages are truly amazing. I’ve been creating them for ages and I’m still pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. This article is inspiring from a big brands point of view but it’s also possible for businesses to get a page on Facebook on a shoestring budget.

    Check out my blog “Your Facebook Customers Need YOU!” on the Narvi Digital Media website for my views : http://bit.ly/bPKzcb

    - James

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    Phil @ Bravo Charlie TV

    August 9, 2010 5:46 am

    Excellent resource, thank you so much.

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    Thanks!! very helpful

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    Just in time. Thanks, smashing mag!

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    Hi,
    You may also want to look at http://www.facebook.com/thinklive

    thanks
    Arun

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    Wow…I think I will forward to this post to our designer so he can redo our companys fan page. I still find it amazing how powerful and influential Facebook has become. It has a become a hobby for some people which is quite sad if you think about it. I can’t see it being replaced anytime soon…unfortunately.

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    Many of these screenshots were made BEFORE Facebook changed the default page width from 760px to 520px. Facebbok wants more attention on their advertisments. I do regret this point of view…

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    Thank you for this very useful article. Social networking platforms such as facebook are really beginning to open new doors to online marketing by integrating web design within itself.

    It’s not enough to just design websites anymore they need to communicate with their audience and perform.

    Jerky Oats

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    Designing A Facebook Fan Page: Showcases, Tutorials, Resources – Smashing Magazine

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    Hello everyone,
    I want to add twitter feed in my facebook fanpage.
    Like
    http://www.facebook.com/marismith

    Please need help asap.

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    You missed two great ones:

    http://facebook.com/gary (Gary has a great fb page)

    and then ofcourse mine

    http://facebook.com/wpbeginner

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    This is kind of moot since Facebook has changed to width of fanpage FBML pages from 780 to 520… got to have more room for ads. I did use the free template and played with it. Now the fun to rework it to the new dimensions.

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    Hi all, just a troubleshoot-question:

    I made a designed ‘button’-page according to these tutorials, but after I implemented it to my page, all the ‘friends’ can’t tag theirselves anymore on the published pictures.

    What did I do wrong?

    thanks for advise!

    Lode

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    Great post! I can not wait to start creating!!!

    Fb: facebook.com/#!/pages/Make-Media-Happen/112985682086657

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    Please post Grade Guru’s (McGraw-Hill Education startup) new Facebook landing page if you think it’s worthy! Designed by Matt Cannon of AudioLogic Web Solutions, LLC

    http://www.facebook.com/gradeguru?v=app_7146470109

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    There’s one that just released and is still on beta. Let’s you design your facebook fan page instantly. You guys might want to check it out here: http://socialmediafunk.com

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    Hi all, I am the official ‘information officer’ for a local Little League chapter. The board does NOT wish for fans to be able to post anything to my comments. They are worried about a stray BAD comment about the league getting out there in front of everyone. We wish to communicate important dates/times but anytime I do that, they can post comments. Any ideas on how to work around this or how to convince the board to cast aside their fears and join 2010 !

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    Can you tell me please how to build a Fanpage because people like me have no idea what to do and how to do!

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    People better hurry because they way we know fan pages now are soon going away. This is not speculation. It comes from within Facebook. They are moving to iFrames.

    Once they have the security issues resolved all new Fanpages will only be able to use iFrames. Existing fan pages using FBML will be frozen with the template that you currently have when the change is made; so you better have your template completed for the long haul. You won’t be able to change it after.

    I did a post explaining iFrames and how to use them within you website. The same will eventually be true within Facebook. http://kyleclouse.com/adding-iframes-to-your-wordpress-website-and-why-you-should/

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    This is great and inspirational article! Thank you, Julia.
    I would like to recommend to all grid system for FBML pages – 520 Grid System.
    http://www.520grid.com
    520 Grid System is 520px wide including 16px left and right margin around container. It is based on 12 grids with 16px gutters with it; 12 is nice number that can be divided with 2, 3, 4 or 6 to get inline rows with equal width.
    I think that many Facebook Page designer will like it!

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    Will be blogengine better than wordpress blogs in some way? Really needs to be as it’s becoming more popluar as of late.

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    Some examples of Facebook pages http://goo.gl/9Vfc8 To get your audience engaged give them a little more than just a generic wall. How to get people to like you? I have selected the pages where new visitors are directed to somewhere else tha wall. Here are 22 examples of what you can do with your Facebook page’s landing tab.

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    this is a great article! Kudos to the author

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    Hey all! Inspiring indeed. I purchased that flash template with the girl on it that says OWEN LEWIS (My Style Facebook Flash Template). Edited it, uploaded it, created a landing tab on my facebook page, and then when you go to that tab where the swf should load – i got an image and i have to click on the image for the swf (flash file) to begin loading. How can i fix this? When someone gets to my landing tab should the swf automatically load, right?Any ideas? Maybe what code should i put in the edit box of the static fbml tab so it starts automatically the swf then? thanks in advance people!

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    Great post ! Thanks for sharing with us….

    What about this facebook fan page ? I Think it`s very cool :

    http://www.facebook.com/creativelanfb?v=app_4949752878

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    you have saved my life. thanks!

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    hey!
    julia, wow! the research you did for this article is unbeliveable. great job!

    if anybody got motivated – by looking at those well customized fan pages – to build up their own fan page, i can suggest http://mashlab.com .

    mashlab makes it possible for you to draw new elements simply on the work surface using drag & drop without the knowledge of complex programming languages such as FBML or HTML.

    Therefore you can add songs,videos and pictures to your tab and address your target group with your own design!

    I thought this would be interesting for you. best, julian

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    Just what I was looking for. I have been testing Facebook pages for a while. This is going to help me a lot. :)

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    Anyone know what’s going rates for design FB fan pages?

    Thanks in advance for your feedback.

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    Is there any limitation on the number of pages a user can create in Facebook? I need to create nearly 30K pages. Thanks in advance for your reply.

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    Great post…I like seeing the corporate pages…they are very inspirational. There are lots of apps for creating facebook pages, even facebook page design apps … for ex. iframetab or tabpress apps are free and great for anybody of any skill level to use.

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    Nice pages!
    We created an fanpage with a little game in it.
    I’m very curious what you think about it!
    Do you like It? Then push that button! Hope you can find the right one ;)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alphen-Aan-Den-Rijn-Netherlands/Stephan-M/190065407700744

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    Great Page Guys and what a great resource for Fan Page Ideas…..this is awesome!

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    This is a really great article, though unfortunately Facebook has gone and changed things so much looks like we’ll be in serious need of a revision post. Any facebook gurus wanna step in?

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    Its great you may checkout one of the best Facebook Fan page here at http://www.facebook.com/bestfreeapps/

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    Its a great piece…lots of great examples. I get it.

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    I discovered your blog website on google and examine a few of one’s early posts. Proceed to maintain up the extremely beneficial function. I just additional up your Rss feed to my Msn News Reader. Seeking ahead to reading extra from you later on!?

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    Hi, Thank You for sharing! You might also get value from http://www.facebook-fb.com to Submit and List Facebook Page URL, Products, Services, City, State, Country of Business and to Find Facebook Page URL of Business. Kindly share it with your friends! Best! Shakti Saran

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    Um…ok and why should we care about other people’s Facebook fan pages? hmmm… don’t know.

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    It’s good,nut no idea how to use this facebook application.

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    This is an excellent resource. Thank you

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  135. 157

    An interesting article. Thank you!

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    A ‘gold-mine’ of info.

    I’d trawled the internet for days trying to find what you have put in this article…..if only I’d trusted my gut instinct and started with Smashing first. Whoops!

    Thankyouthankyouthankyou!

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    really amazing, thanks a bunch

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    Astonishingly helpful thanks, I do think your audience may want a lot more writing like this keep up the good hard work.

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    what if someone made a facebook web page… full of things just to make someone happy, and make their day a little better. with a new quote each day and have ppl able to post some of the problems they are having and other facebook frnds could help. (: id like that. Everyone needs a boost.

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    Ya This is an excellent resource. Thank you

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    Great pages! I had a Pagemodo page, and just switched to Social Stage. Anyone else try social stage?

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    That it is actually a nice and handy piece of details. So i am happy you shared this helpful info around. You need to keep informed this way. Appreciate your sharing.

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    Some nice examples, I definitely prefer the old layout I think, with the tabs across the top of the page. Makes for a clearer more logical user experience on fan pages. As many pages now use a ‘tower’ type profile pic it pushes the navigation ‘below the fold’ and tabs can be missed.
    http://websites4facebook.com

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    Hi,
    From 1st Oct.2011 Facebook changed it’s rules ..now you need secure server hosting for your page and design must be in iframe,now they don’t allow FBML, so why not tack professional service for that,They made very creative and attractive fan-page design for you, with hosting.I like below facebook fanpage they provide Design service too.

    http://www.facebook.com/digital11art

    more info http://digital11art.com/facebook-fanpage-creation.html

    hope, this info help you lots..

    Thank you..
    jimmy

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    i want to make a attractive welcome page for my page!!help me out plzz :)

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    Julia,

    Thank you for the great post, always thrilled to read from you, please take a min when you get a chance to check out some of my creations under fan pages samples, centraltexaswebdesign.com will appreciate a feedback!
    Stay blessed and thank you from a fellow web designer!
    Abe,

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    That was an informative article, Julia. Sometime, when you’re inclined, could you please update this, with links to recent fanpage tutorials, post-FBML?

    Thanks,
    Nicky

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    This new app I’d like to recommend lets you create multiple tabs for free and doesn’t limit the number of fans. You don’t even need to code your tab contents because it provides these drag&drop tools to let you place your images anywhere.

    Animation can also be added.
    Take a look here:
    http://www.propplan.com/#!/propplan/home/Facebook-Fan-Page

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    I want to creat a custome page on facebook.

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    Development and designing of Facebook mini sites and fan pages of all kinds are feasible nowadays. Facebook has opened a whole new field for social marketing.

    Here, please have a look at 2 best facebook fan pages.

    Highly graphical & animated page : facebook.com/eSiteWorld/app_208195102528120
    Professional Page : facebook.com/eSiteWorld/app_137541772984354

    Thanks,
    Shrey

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    Nice set of facebook fanpages. Indeed Facebook is very important media for sharing company’s information.

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    Martin Haakansson

    May 9, 2013 3:37 pm

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    One of the basic rules I learned from facebook is “Do not sell instead SHARE.” I guess this rule also improves how you build you own fan base. It is very important to have a loyal fan for a Facebook fanpage. This truly is an amazing article for someone who wants to start a fan page. I didn’t even know until I read this that I can backdate!
    cygnismedia.com/social-media-application/facebook-pages.html

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    Both firms have now studied drop-out rates for those students who start with the stated intention of finishing, and found that the vast majority of them complete the courses.

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