29 Aug 2010

Showing Certain Content to Fans, Other Content to Non-Fans

The ability to use the fan/no-fan tags in FBML has been around for a while, but the way it’s set up has been clunky to make look nice. If content is meant to be shown only to fans, non-fans will see an empty box where that fan-only content will appear.

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fb-api
29 Aug 2010

Hate Facebook Games? Turn Off the API

I spend a lot of time talking complaining about Facebook, and warning people about Facebook’s less-than-ethical privacy changes over the past year. While turning off the API altogether probably isn’t for everyone, it is possible.

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12 Aug 2010

Using JW Player in FBML to Bypass YouTube Video Ads

In a previous post, I showed you how to embed YouTube videos in FBML using or . That solution is easy, but pulling in YouTube videos this way often means your video ends with a series of Google ads – not good, when you’re working on a corporate page or

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fbml-share
12 Aug 2010

CSS for Custom Share Button in FBML

The FBML code to add a share button to an FBML is pretty straightforward, but if you want to use a custom image as the share button, it can be a little trickier to track down. Somewhere along the line, Facebook changed the CSS class that handled this button, so

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fbjs-thumbnail-slideshow
05 Aug 2010

FBJS Image Carousel for FBML Apps & Fan Page Tabs

This code snippet shows you how to make a sexy image carousel, including left/right arrow opacity fade and mouseover highlights, using FBJS. This code will work for Static FBML page tabs, FBML application tabs and FBML Facebook applications.

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04 Aug 2010

Clear Default Form Input Value on Click Using FBJS

It’s often considered good usability to include default text in a form text input field, however if you don’t go the extra step to clear the form when the user clicks into the field to begin typing, you force them to first delete your default text before entering their own

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