This week ZN’s Facebook page has seen some upgrades! Dealing with the coding challenges from apps like FBML (the Facebook coding language) as well as new restrictions from Facebook in regards to content and settings were the primary challenges. Taking some hints from other Facebook fan pages like those of Starbucks, Emailvision, Scribd and plenty of others, we began our challenge! We added several new tabs, like About ZN (which non-fans will see upon landing), Resources and Brussels Sprouts. The About ZN page was created using an app from Involver, which allows the user to place regular HTML into a Facebook page. On the resources page we used the Static FBML app and searched the web for the codes to embed the Prezi presentation. We also used Scribd.com to upload our PDF documents, store and view them online within their platform, then found the proper FBML embed code to house them on our page. The Brussels Sprouts tab was done in a similar way, but with the videos directly from our YouTube channels.
It was an exciting and interesting challenge, and introduced us to many new applications and platforms. Take a look at our improved Facebook page to see the changes. Also, if you have suggestions or tips, we would love to hear them!