Tuesday , 30 September 2014
This article will help you get creative with your new Facebook timeline layout.

Getting Creative With Your Facebook Fan Page Timeline | Exact Dimensions, Examples, and FREE Template

As a creative business owner there is no doubt you want your Facebook Fan Page to draw fans in and keep them there.  You also want your images to match your brand and at the same time be crisp and clear.   The deadline is fast approaching and all Facebook Fan Pages will make the switch over to the new timeline.

This article will help you get creative with your new Facebook timeline layout.  You will find exact dimensions to all the necessary pictures, examples of awesome fan pages who have made the switch to the new timeline and a free Photoshop template download that will save you time when designing your timeline.

To start things off you should know what are the correct measurements for all the photos you can upload.  Following these measurements will insure that your pictures stay crisp and clear once they are uploaded to Facebook.

Here is an awesome and very informative infographic from Jon Loomer. 

Be sure to check out all his Facebook articles :   In 25 plus articles Jon covers it all from engaging fans, design, and even privacy.

Facebook Fan Page Timeline Design

 

 

For those of you who want to get a little more creative here are a few more dimensions I put together for you.

important facebook timline sizes

There is no better way to get inspired to make an awesome fan page then by checking out other cool designs.

Here are some examples from the handmade/ design world… enjoy!

1. On the Handmadeology fan page we are featuring new fans each week.  You can get your Etsy items featured by clicking the cover photo, liking and sharing the photo, and leaving your Etsy shop link. This helps stimulate fan interaction and greatly increases our reach on Facebook.

handmadeology fan page

2. A little biased here as this is my wife’s fan page!  You can see she integrates her logo along with her slogan and samples of her work.

3.  Great design here.  Shows off designs and lets the fan know what their shop is selling.

4.  Eye catching for sure!  A close up shot peaks the interest and makes me want to find out more.

5.  Love this product display!

6.  No text, but simple eye catching photos!

 7.  Adding a photo from your last craft show, is a great way to show your fans what is happening offline.

8.  Get seasonal with your cover photo.

9. Great mix of photos and info.

 

When you are designing your timeline cover, profile pic and even your custom app pics, it can be a pain and time consuming. With this Photoshop template now you can drag your images and test them out in Photoshop first.

Fan Page Timeline Photoshop Template FREE Download:

Download HERE

With this template you can design your timeline before you upload them to Facebook… saving tons of time!

Facebook Fanpage Timeline photoshop template

 

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67 comments

  1. Thank you for this post! It is very helpful and well organized. Plus, has some great inspiration ideas.

  2. An excellent and useful post – thank you! I’ve linked to this from my new blog, Handmade Harbour.

  3. thank you once again! I’ve downloaded the template and look forward to playing with it.

  4. Thank you so much, I needed this information but haven’t had time to go look for it!! I wish I had Photoshop so I could use the download you shared.

  5. Fantastic info! thanks much :-)

  6. Great post.

    (Hangs head in shame) I still don’t even have a Facebook set up. I have a (lame) page for myself but I have not had any luck in creating a SEPARATE FB page for Crafty Dad.

    I guess I need to find a tutorial on how to do it. Every time I attempt to create a page, it seems to be connected to my personal page. And I really don’t want that.

    If anyone has ideas or suggestions, please let me know.

    Thanks!

    • That should not be happening Mike. Not sure what is happening there.

      • Tim – I agree! I will have to do some more experimenting. I’m sure it’s something I’m doing wrong.

        • It only looks like it will be linked to your personal page. But when you are all done setting it up. It won’t be. If you indeed clicked on the Create a Page link. It is just required to be linked to an actual person. Once it’s all done – you will have the option to be on facebook as yourself or as the page you created – same log in for both – just different accounts you can switch back and forth between.

  7. Great info! I read Handmadeology every day – and imagine my surprise and delight when I saw my own Facebook banner in your article today! What a geat start to my day. Thanks for the shout-out Handmadeology! And for helping us all do better in business :-)))

  8. thank you! this couldn’t have came at a better time :) i just re-designed my etsy banner & website header and i was just searching for this info last night.

  9. Really helpful since I just changed over. I read that the cover photos shouldn’t be ‘advertorial’ though. Don’t some of these ‘banners’ with names and product details – which look great – push the boundaries too much?

  10. I wish I had read this before I changed to time line, It would have saved me a lot of time!! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessicouture/221349667737

  11. I have to agree with Handmade in Israel … the banners are NOT supposed to be advertising with words & these do push those boundaries a bit much. Other than that tho, this is fantastic info!

    • Here are the guidelines FB provieds :
      Can not include:

      Price or purchase information such as “40% off” or “Download it at our website”

      Contact information such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page’s About Section

      References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features

      Calls to Action, such as “Get it now” or “Tell your friends”

      You are allowed to have words they just have to follow the above guidelines

  12. Thanks for the template! I need to get going with the new timeline

  13. Decided I’m going to change my larger photo based on the season, holiday, etc. since landing pages are going away I want to catch eyes and try to keep fresh looking.

    So, Easter… Big Robot Easter.

    http://fb.com/robotsareawesome

    Keep being awesome.

  14. I would LOVE to know how to add the My Etsy tab to the new setup… Mine disappeared when I changed to the new timeline! And every tut I find it for the OLD setup!

  15. Excellent tutorial! Having fun trying out different ideas :) Thank you so much, couldn’t do it without you!

  16. Thanks for the post and the free download. I’ve already made my page but will keep the template for making new images. https://www.facebook.com/MyBellaFresca

  17. This post is brilliant, so helpful. Thanks again Handmadeology :) you always come to the rescue!

  18. I’m a little confused as to how I can use this template. I downloaded it and got my Photoshop up and running but what am I supposed to do with it. I just looks like a still shot of a bank facebook page. Thank you :)

  19. What a huge help! After much calculation, gnashing of teeth, and several unsuccessful attempts at a product collage, I discovered this post. So wish I had thought to check here sooner… So happy I finally did! I will be sharing!

  20. i updated mine. the template was so easy to use. i was able to do mine in no time at all. check it out & let me know what you think!
    http://on.fb.me/lynnminneydesigns

  21. Thank you very much for this easy to follow tutorial! I just used it to update our Etsy Team page (Art Dolls Only) and it was invaluable:)

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-Dolls-Only/133111703478603

  22. Thanks so much for this post and template! It will be great to try out different photos before choosing one.

  23. Great template. Thank you so much for the tutorial.

  24. Thanks for sharing Tim. i just threw something up to get by until a get sec to take some time to get it right. LOL Will definitely be referring to your dimensions.
    Andrew

  25. Thanks for the template – so helpful to have it set out like that.

  26. I’m sure you realize how insanely useful just the first 1/4 of this post is.
    Why, just after the timeline turned itself on I was muttering to myself about the dimensions we’ll have to start working with. And how they are never posted where you need them.
    Thanks!

  27. Thank you so much for this valuable post!

  28. Thanks so much for the great help in customizing the Timeline!

  29. Thank you soooo much for this, I find all this FB stuff so confusing and feel so out of the loop sometimes, but I’m working on it. One question though….any ideas why I can’t seem to change my cover photo, I’m trying to upload an image the exact dimentions as the one I have but it keeps saying it ‘must be at leaset 399 pixels wide’….getting frustrated because it is the correct size!!

  30. THANK YOU! Your examples and dimensions gave me the courage to redesign my Facebook cover photo, and I couldn’t be happier! https://www.facebook.com/RokkiHandbags

  31. I find pin and featured posts using start to be the most valuable features of the new timeline view. Features posts work really well for images. I have used it to create full width banners and drive conversions.

  32. Thank you for your valuable information.
    I will use this information to further my fan page on facebook.

    Thank you again.

  33. I need it!I really appreciate your help, it is very useful for me, you will get good grades!
    Excellent post. Thanks.

  34. Awesome post. Definitely needed help with my fan page . Thanks!

    https://www.facebook.com/CrimsonHolly

  35. This is a great article. Another resource for a template is http://www.picmonkey.com. They have mulitple templates for you to use. It’s simple to use and looks great. See my page for an example: http://www.facebook.com/EnchantedElementals

    Have an enchanted day!

  36. Great article! Thanks for the pointers!

  37. This is awesome! I can never find all of this info in one place! Just pinned it, Thanks

  38. Thank you! I’ve been struggling to get my Fan Page together. Hopefully, I can copy this into to put into my notebook “Fan Page for Dummies.” lol

    Thank you for sharing this!

  39. VERY helpful post. Confirmation that I’m doing things correctly! Thank you for taking the time to write this for others. :)

    All the best,
    Choleena
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Art-by-Choleena/130255023712360?ref=hl

  40. Great post. You have inspired me to redesign my FB cover photo. Thanks :)

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  42. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on facebok timeline.

    Regards

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