Create a Facebook banner that rocks: 10 expert tips

If you think about it, this isn’t the worst thing in the world: you want your Facebook page to be unique, so you might as well use a unique image. Avoid copyright infringement
Avoid copyright infringement by featuring your own artwork, as Myriam Heneine has done to great effect on her Facebook banner ( guidelines – as well as the law in general – dictates that you must avoid using images that are not yours when you create a Facebook banner. Guidelines
01. 02. No sales pitch
Clever use of imagery can make your sales pitch all its own, without breaking Facebook’s rules, as demonstratesOfficially, you’re not allowed to mention a price, a promotion or a special offer on your banner. 03. 10. 04. No calls to action
You’re not allowed to add a call to action on your banner (i.e. Adding an arrow directed towards the like button is similarly off limits. Write your page’s name
Design studio AKQA has made its name the central focus of its Facebook bannerYou may not be allowed to add marketing information when you create a Facebook banner, but you can add your name, or the name of your business. Harmony
Don’t just choose a generic photo that could fit for any activity: try to fit your banner to your page’s theme. So if you run a cake shop, ask yourself whether your Facebook banner could fit the page of a gardening business. Contributed by: Mylène Boyrie. 05. 09. Words: Craig Stewart
Craig Stewart is managing editor of Creative Bloq. In this article, we’ll give you the Facebook banner size and other basic tips to help you to create a Facebook cover image that will wow your friends, clients and colleagues. Follow her on Twitter. So if you want to avoid displaying a fuzzy banner, it’s best to play around with different settings when exporting them for the web. Facebook banners are a great space to show skills and creativity. No contact information
Facebook won’t allow you to put your contact information – email, phone number, address and so on – on the banner. please click/like/share/buy/download/…). The option on Facebook to add a banner to brighten up your profile or fan page offers an excellent opportunity to creatives and agencies to showcase their design smarts and put a smile on people’s faces. Tell us about it in the comments! Be creative
Copywriter Giuseppe Draicchio shows creativity and humour on his Facebook profile ( you’re a great photographer or illustrator, showcase your best work. The first thing your fans will see is the banner, so writing your name distinctly will help make an instant impression. And you certainly don’t want a public dispute erupting with the owner/creator of the original image. 08. These must be mentioned in the About section of your page. Design advice
Now that you know the dos and don’ts of creating a Facebook banner design, let’s look at what you can do to make it great looking… Watch out for image resolution
Facebook lowers the resolution of your images when you upload them. Keep it fresh
Computer Arts magazine updates its banner image every month to the latest cover illustrationIf people are likely to visit your Facebook page on a regular basis, consider varying the content of your banner often to keep things fresh. For example, our sister titles .net magazine and Computer Arts both update their Facebook banners to incorporate the latest cover illustration every time a new issue comes out.

Updated: 24.12.2014 — 10:40