Facebook Boxes Gone Forever


As I was working on my Facebook page the other day I realized I couldn’t add boxes to the left side of my fanpage?!? So I did a little digging and found out that on August 23, 2010 there are a few changes that you should know about now so you can prepare in advance.

Here’s the word from Facebook themselves:

[info]We announced plans last October to remove application boxes and application info sections as well as reduce the width of application tabs to optimize for the new profile and Facebook Pages format. We will be moving forward with these changes the week of August 23 and want to help you understand what to expect.

Based on feedback from developers, we have committed to the following plans to ensure a smooth transition:

Boxes. We will notify users via messaging in profile boxes and in the Help Center that the “Boxes” tab, boxes on profiles and Pages, and application info sections will be going away.

Application Tabs. Next week, we will give Page admins the ability to preview their custom tabs in the new 520 pixel width so they can modify their layouts as needed. All profile and Page tabs will be resized automatically beginning the week of August 23.

These updates are designed to simplify navigation for users, reduce complexity for developers, and enable us to build the next generation of tools for growing your business with Facebook. Subscribe to the developer blog to learn about our new roadmap in the coming weeks.[/info]

I haven’t decided exactly how this will impact my pages or design (still getting over the shock and disappointment), so if you have feedback, ideas, suggestions or cool new ideas for fancying up our pages…please share!


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