A Streamlined Look for Your Business Page

Facebook is rolling out a new look for Business Pages, and it has be excited! I love the new look, its clean, fresh + Easy to navigate.

With the change there is a few things you need to know. Your old timeline image may be affected if you have text running along the bottom, this is because the, Information and Like button are now hovering over the bottom of the timeline image. I have displayed this in white so you can see.

The image size is still the same 851 x 315px and  the size of the profile image has not changed either, however notice how much of your thumbnail now covers your timeline image.

Click the FREE TIMELINE TEMPLATE Below to download our simple Photoshop template to see how you will be affected and what changes you need to make.

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Apart from your timeline image there are a few other changes…

NEWS FEED LAYOUT 

There is now now two columns, on the right you have all your posts, this is fantastic news it now means that all your posts will appear consistently on your Page and in your News Feed.

The left side column of your timeline will features information about your business, your hours of business, phone number and website URL, as well as photos and videos if you are a business with a brick-and-mortar location OR if you are purely based online it will have your likes, information about your business, apps, photos, videos, posts to page and also the pages your business has liked. You will be able to rearrange the order of this information soon.

ADMIN TOOLS

It will now be much easier to access your key admin tools. It does not matter where you are on your page you will now be able to view your information about new likes, unread notifications + messages and any information about ads you may have running.

In addition to the new streamlined look, Facebook has added a new little feature: Pages to Watch. You can use this tool to monitor and track  the performance of some of your competition, showing your businesses how you stack up against them.
I cannot wait for it to roll over on Sprowt! Do you already have it? What do you think? Let us know!

GIVEAWAY

Would recently created a few hand-painted signs for clients for Expos and loved designing and hand painting them so much, We are now giving one lucky business the chance to win their very own.

Check out the details below to enter! Good Luck

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

EFFECTIVE DATE AUGUST 4TH, 2013

You are entering to WIN 1 hand painted black A1 Size Foam-board Size, designed, hand-painted + shipped within Australia Only. The Prize is not redeemable for cash.

This Giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, face book or any other platform. Facebook is completely released of all liability from each entrant in this Giveaway. Any questions, comments or complaints regarding the Giveaway must be directed to the Sponsor and not Facebook. *In order to be compliant with all Facebook regulations, as we understand them, any and all Giveaways and Promotions will be done through our blog and the winner will only be notified via email.

HOW TO ENTER: To enter the Giveaway, simply use the Rafflecopter widget to enter by liking Sprowt Graphic Design. All entrants who enter during the Entry Period will be entered into a random drawing for a chance to win the item specified. Entrants can only use one (1) email account to enter the Giveaway. If it is discovered that used more than one (1) email account to enter the Giveaway; then (in the sole discretion of the Sprowt) you may be disqualified from the Giveaway and all of your entries voided. Sprowt is not responsible for late, lost, misdirected, delayed, incomplete, or incompatible entries.

METHOD OF DETERMINING WINNERS: A potential winner will be selected in a random drawing by the Rafflecopter Widget.The results of such random selection are final and binding in all matters. The Winner will be confirmed by e-mail. In the event that the potential winner does not comply with all the provisions as contemplated in these Rules, the Giveaway Sponsor(s) shall have the right to disqualify potential winner, and Sprowt will draw an alternate potential winner and the Giveaway Sponsor(s) shall be fully and completely released and discharged from any liability or responsibility in this regard. The provisions and procedures referred to above relating to selection and notification of a potential winner, shall be applied, with the necessary amendments, until a qualified winner has been duly selected, but in any event.

PRIVACY: It is Sprowts privacy policy not to share, sell, loan, or rent entrant’s contact information (name, email address, etc.) to any third party.  However, by entering into this sweepstakes you consent to allowing Sprowt  to: (1) contact you via email to alert you if you have won; and (2) post your first name along with the prize you have won in the event you win on Sprowt’s website and/or Facebook page.

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Are you getting the right logo files from your Graphic Designer?

I get asked this question weekly when designing for clients and requesting they provide to me their logo as an EPS File, And unless you know the design language you are probably asking me now EPS what?

So let me break it down…

What is an eps file and why is it so important? 

EPS stands for “Encapsulated PostScript” PostScript is basically a programming language. You will often hear EPS files also referred to as “VECTOR” files. It is the standard file you should receive.

Ask your designer if they are working in illustrator, if they are not then you are probably not going to be provided with the correct files.

If you have a logo designed professionally you should ALWAYS be provided with an EPS File, here is a few advantages of an EPS File

– You can break them down and take them apart using different parts of the EPS File for other branding.

– EPS Files are highly scalable and will never become pixilated when printed. They  never loose quality or deteriorate.

An EPS  file is used by mainly graphic designers and can only be generated by applications such as Adobe Illustrator, Coral and more. Other file types like PNG, JPG and GIF’s are pixel-based files and cannot be scaled. If you were to enlarge one of these files it will pixelate and become “blurry”. Trained & Professional Graphic Designers, Web Designers, Sign-writers etc can covert an EPS file to whatever size or format they require.

Below is an Example of what a vector file looks like….

So have you got the right files from your graphic designer? If not you will come into issues when you need branding created. Make sure you ask questions and ensure your getting the best start to your business.

 
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