A few weeks ago, we announced that Google/Blogger would be taking away the Google Friend Connect widget for all non-Blogger blogs. As shocking as that was, I think we’re all recovering, slowly! Now, wouldn’t you know, we have another BIG change to announce. Starting March 30th, Facebook is making their Timeline Layout mandatory for all users.
That includes business pages
as well as personal pages.
Everyone gets to adopt the Timeline look.
The new layout is a big change and you can watch Facebook’s Introduction to Timeline Video for more information on all the details and goodies that come with it. But really what we need to address to you our clients is the design aspect of the new layout. As you can see from the examples above, there is a large banner or cover image that appears at the top of your new Timeline. Although, having a cover images isn’t mandatory, this is your place to get creative. Also, cover images are public by default, just like your profile photo, so anyone visiting your page, friend or not, will be able to view it.
Instead of designing a landing page as we’ve done in the past, now we will offer cover image designs for your personal or business pages. The price will stay the same as a landing page.
If you are currently in the queue and have a Facebook Landing page selected to be a part of your design and don’t want us to design your cover image, than we will happily refund your order. However, as we have no control over this change, all previous landing page designs will not be refunded or redesigned for free.
Along with Facebook’s introduction video, here are a couple of other links that might come in handy as you make the switch to Timeline.