You’re probably very sad to see Static FBML be laid to rest on March 11 – especially since you’ve just started getting the hang of HTML and FBML (Facebook Markup Language).
But don’t despair, nothing is wasted in the land of Facebook Custom Tabs.
Why iFrames is better than Static FBML
- This also means that you can use scripts like Google Analytics within a Facebook Tab.
- You also can swap out different Facebook tabs simply by editing the tab url in the application settings.
How to get started with iFrames
If you’ve spent time learning how to use FBML and HTML to created custom Facebook Pages tabs, you’ve got a massive head start.
For you, there are two excellent tutorials on creating iFrames applications:
- How to Make a Custom Facebook Page Tab With Iframes by Kim Woodbridge. Kim is one of the most respected experts on creating custom Facebook Page Tabs.
- How to Add an iFrame Application to your Facebook Fan Page by Tim Ware at HyperArts. Tim is another super-smart developer who has a kick-ass example of his work over at the HyperArts Facebook Page.
What if coding gives you a migraine?
- Lujure – A application that enables you to visually create a Facebook Page tab.
- iFrameEngine – The makers of FanPageEngine have their answer to iFrames going live on 3/1/11.
What if I hate templates?
What iFrames resources can you share in the comments?John Haydon delivers social web strategy solutions for “the quick, the smart, and the slightly manic.” Curious? Then connect up: Contact John by email, see his profile page, visit the John Haydon blog, follow him on Twitter and Google Plus or leave a comment.
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