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21 Sep 2011

Bypassing Default Share Format in Facebook Fan Page Tabs

If you’ve ever tried to use the native Facebook share functionality to share a specific tab on a Facebook fan page, you’ve realized that Facebook handles page tabs differently than external content, overriding the IFRAME tab’s Open Graph meta data with content from the fan page itself.

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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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01 Sep 2010

AppBistro: Third-Party Marketplace for Facebook Applications

I’m a big fan of not reinventing the wheel, especially when it comes to writing apps. But searching the Facebook Application Directory is akin to panning for gold in a diarrhea river. So many of the available apps are complete garbage, and you never really know until you waste time

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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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27 Jul 2010

Using SSL in a Facebook Application Tab

In short – you can’t. Or at least not if you want to be PCI compliant. In order to pass a user’s personal information through a secure encrypted channel, you will need to collect that data on an IFRAME application page. No two ways about it. Here’s why:

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