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Facebook Pages Getting New Layouts

With the new major upgrades being introduced to Facebook pages, a new design gives us better ways to share interests and activities. Sort of. Even though this new update is just one day old, there's been a lot of controversy around it already. What we'll try to analyze is how this update will affect the custom FBML pages we all love so much, along with what it will bring to businesses marketing themselves on Facebook in general.

First of all, to all of those who are against this update - you have to give Facebook a credit. For sure the guys have made the entire profile a more compelling visual experience and found some perfect facilities to keep the activity on the web page. The content field is now more visible and it has become much more convenient to use and navigate around. Plus, it is now possible to feature photos of page’s most recent experiences at the top of the wall. As for the navigation, it has been moved to the sidebar – so the navigation bar now resides on the left-hand side of the page. We cannot tell that’s a good move (since before it was highly comfortable and easy to jump to different pages using the tabs in a header), however that space is available for the main area content, including your FBML pages.

So what do we have? Here's a couple of updates we consider to be the most important:

  • the navigation tabs now reside on the left-hand side of the page, under the profile image;
  • more visible content field;
  • line for profile images at the top of the wall page;
  • wall takes center stage;

We also want to officially inform you that all of our Facebook templates launched a couple of days before are fully compatible with the new changes Facebook fan pages undergone. Moreover, upon implementing our designs with the new Facebook pages they will become more vivid than they were before, because they're higher in a browser space. Here's how we can visually illustrate the changes having been made to Facebook in case you're using one of the custom page templates from TemplateMonster. We decided to feature the old and the new variants of a particular theme, have a look:

The old one

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The new one

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What do you boys and girls think of this recent move from Facebook? Do you like the changes or not? Will it in any way affect the way you maintain your Facebook brand page? Let us know in the comments and be sure to check out as well our newest standard Facebook HTML Templates marked by both high performance and high quality!