8/03/2012

facebook dimensions cheat sheet . blog better


You know about scheduling to streamline your Facebook activities, but if your page is a blurry or weirdly-cropped mess, you might not be keeping fans around long enough to appreciate your efforts. Use the handy guide below to size everything just right so that your readers will want to visit your page again and again. 

You can check out Shrimp Salad Circus on Facebook to see all the screenshots below in their "real" form, and be sure to leave a wall post letting me know you've stopped by! :D

If this helped you prettify (Yes - that's now a word...) your Facebook page, let me know - I'd love to see! :D


1.   Cover Photo - 851 x 315 pixels - If you have a logo, or even a font that makes your blog or shop recognizable, use it in either your cover photo or your profile picture so that people recognize you instantly. 

2.   Profile Picture - 180 x 180 pixels - Facebook will shrink your profile picture down to 160 x 160 pixels, but they say that you shouldn't upload an image smaller than 180 x 180.

3.   Application Tab - 111 x 74 pixels - Look for a post later this month about how to customize these tabs. I'll also share some free application tab images to match my free watercolor social media icons. You can make your Facebook page match your blog! :D


4.   Profile Picture Thumbnail - 32 x 32 pixels - You don't need to resize this. Facebook will do it for you, but just try shrinking it down in your photo editing program to see if it still looks good that small. To be perfectly honest, mine's kind of a blur at that size, as you can see, but it's just something to keep in mind.

5.   Wall Post Pictures - 403 x 403 pixels - It's fine if the height is less than 403 pixels, but if the width is any less, your image will be blurry. You want it to be nice and clear so that it makes people want to click through to the post!


6.   Highlighted Wall Photo - 843 x 403 pixels - A highlighted photo is when you click the little star icon that pops up when you hover over the header of a wall post. It makes the photo span across both columns on your timeline page and draws attention to that particular wall post.

P.S. That photo from 6 is a close-up from my Watercolor Dresses Shirt Tutorial

Now that you know what sizes to make everything, your Facebook page should be crisp, clear, and inviting for your current and new fans! Do you have any questions? 

11 comments :

  1. This was SO helpful, Thank you :) Your blog is so adorable, and your tutorials are well thought out and useful

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    1. Thanks so much for such a sweet compliment! :D

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  2. Oh hooray! I'm so glad I found all this info in one place! I found you from Her New Leaf's FB link to your post. I'm kinda over FB as a social tool with my friends (you can read that as I'm sick of all the hoopla over the presidential election already!) but I'm really excited about beefing up my shop's FB page. I'm bookmarking this post right now! Thank you!

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    1. I couldn't agree more, Salinda! Facebook is definitely growing stale, what with all the drama over chicken and politics lately, but it's nice to keep our pages looking pretty.

      So glad you found the post helpful!

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  3. Such a great cheat sheet, thanks for this :)

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    Angela @ The Lovely Cup

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  4. a very useful and informative post!
    thank you!!

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  5. How useful! I love how you keep your contents more interesting through the presentation. :)

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  6. Thanks! That was really helpful! I was just trying to change some things on my Facebook Page and I kept making experiments on what sizes everything should be. This post was a life (and TIME) saver! Thank you so much! :-)

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    1. So glad it helped you, Anzouya! It can be SUCH a pain to have to do everything by trail and error, right?

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    2. Oh, yes, especially when you are thinking that you are so close to make it right and when you upload it you realize that you were THIS close, but not quite. hahaha
      Thanks again for sharing! :-)

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