1) Timeline Cover2) Profile Image                        3/4) Applications & App. Thumbnails
Timeline Cover - Rules  NO price or purchase information             NO, NO                                              ...
Ideas for Timeline Covers  Customers using your products  Examples of products  Awards won  Company founders or employ...
How to Get Covers Done  Do it yourself:  Either:1)  Use stock Image e.g. Istockphoto,    Shutterstock, Dreamstime, flick...
Original Photograph                       What Gimp can do                      Enhanced Photograph
How to Get Covers Done  Use Free Graphics Software e.g. Inkscape.org.  Vector Image Software  Timeline Covers  Profile...
What Inkscape can do
How to Get Covers DoneGimp & Inkscape Tutorialswww.facebook.com/UsefulGraphicDesignTutorials
How to Get Covers Done Get one designed: Fiverr.com design for $5 Elance.com Google “facebook timeline covers”
Timeline CoverProfile Image          Applications & App. Thumbnails
Image attribution: shapecollage.comProfile Image  More visible  Image visible when visiting via mobile App.  Company lo...
Profile Image  As of 26th April 2012, the new profile   picture will be 160x160px and will sit at   23px from the left an...
Timeline CoverProfile Image          Applications & App. Thumbnails
Applications & App. Thumbnails  Applications: Another video  Thumbnails:  111 x 74px  Use calls-to-action or descripti...
Good Examples of Thumbnails
The End!Attributions:youtube.com/user/GraphicDesignTutsMarismith.comcopyblogger.compracticalecommerce.comatiattractionmark...
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Designing Your Timeline - Secrets to Facebook Success

  1. 1. Secrets to Facebook Success Week 2: Designing your Page
  2. 2. 1) Timeline Cover2) Profile Image 3/4) Applications & App. Thumbnails
  3. 3. Timeline Cover - Rules  NO price or purchase information NO, NO NO!  NO contact information  NO refs to Like or Share, or other FB features  NO calls to action  NOT for promotions, coupons or ads.  NOT primarily text based  Must NOT be false/deceptive/misleading  Must NOT infringe on anyone else’s copyright  You may not encourage uploading to personal timelines
  4. 4. Ideas for Timeline Covers  Customers using your products  Examples of products  Awards won  Company founders or employees at work  Store interior/exterior  Showcase customers  Integrate with Profile Image
  5. 5. How to Get Covers Done  Do it yourself:  Either:1)  Use stock Image e.g. Istockphoto, Shutterstock, Dreamstime, flickr or2)  Edit own photo with free photo editing software e.g Gimp.org, aviary.com, pixlr.com.
  6. 6. Original Photograph What Gimp can do Enhanced Photograph
  7. 7. How to Get Covers Done  Use Free Graphics Software e.g. Inkscape.org.  Vector Image Software  Timeline Covers  Profile Pictures  Website Banners  Logos  Shiny Buttons  Speech Bubbles
  8. 8. What Inkscape can do
  9. 9. How to Get Covers DoneGimp & Inkscape Tutorialswww.facebook.com/UsefulGraphicDesignTutorials
  10. 10. How to Get Covers Done Get one designed: Fiverr.com design for $5 Elance.com Google “facebook timeline covers”
  11. 11. Timeline CoverProfile Image Applications & App. Thumbnails
  12. 12. Image attribution: shapecollage.comProfile Image  More visible  Image visible when visiting via mobile App.  Company logo or photo of yourself  Should blend with other design elements on all social media profiles  Incorporate as part of Cover
  13. 13. Profile Image  As of 26th April 2012, the new profile picture will be 160x160px and will sit at 23px from the left and 210px from the top of the Page.  Thumbnail is cropped further  High quality  Facebook discourage changing it often.
  14. 14. Timeline CoverProfile Image Applications & App. Thumbnails
  15. 15. Applications & App. Thumbnails  Applications: Another video  Thumbnails:  111 x 74px  Use calls-to-action or descriptive words/images  Can standardize graphics on each thumbnail
  16. 16. Good Examples of Thumbnails
  17. 17. The End!Attributions:youtube.com/user/GraphicDesignTutsMarismith.comcopyblogger.compracticalecommerce.comatiattractionmarketing.comquertime.comsocialmediaexaminer.com

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