You may recall my previous post about creating a Facebook landing page using the Static FBML app. Well, starting March 11, 2011 Facebook is phasing FBML out and will use iframes instead.
If you used the Static FBML app previously to create a landing page, don't worry. It will still be supported for the time being (I'm not sure if and when that might change though). I still recommend you watch the video below, though if you are interested in creating a reveal page quickly and easily (LOTS of possibilities here!). You can see what I mean if you aren't already a fan on my Facebook page.
Anyway, for many of you, that's a lot of confusing jargon. Suffice it to say, if you create a Facebook landing page after March 11, 2011 here's how you can do it. Be sure to read the Notes below for extra tips, image measurements and resources.
Can't see the video? Watch How to Create a Facebook Landing Page Using iFrames here.
- The app I used is the Static HTML: iFrame Tabs app.
- I created my landing page images in Gimp. You could also use Photoshop or even Picnik using the technique I describe in How to Make a Blog Button. NOTE: Your image width for Facebook landing pages should be 520px. The height can be whatever you'd like. Mine are somewhat square.
- There are all kinds of creative things you can do with your landing page(s) and the images you use. I highly recommend making a clear call to action, whether it's providing the opportunity to sign up for your newsletter, offering a free download, linking to popular posts on your blog, etc.
- If you need to know how to upload an image to your server, check out my post, How to Use FTP.
- Now, how 'bout becoming a fan of Blogging with Amy on Facebook to have access to extra blogging and business tips! And see landing pages using iframes in action.