30 Nov 2010

Facebook FBJS Examples

I’ve been asked several times recently if the FBJS examples on my Facebook fan page have a tutorial, so I figured I should probably post something. I hadn’t previously, since they were pretty basic examples, but Facebook is great at making stuff look way more complicated than it is, so

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15 Nov 2010

New Dimensions for Embedded Flash in the Facebook Newsfeed

This is just a heads-up for those of you using flash media attachments in the news stream. As of November 3, there was a bug that brought the size of the embedded flash down from 460×460 to 398×398.

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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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