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Recently at the F8 Conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introduced a massive redesign to our favorite* social media website. Honestly the new updates are understandable and from their point of view provide a better experience for the end user. From a personal point of view, each time they implement a change I get more confused, frustrated, and unwillingly forced to learn the new layout. When will they leave it alone? I have no idea. Twitter had a major redesign a couple of months ago, and that was easy to learn. C’mon now Facebook. 

Facebook Timeline is a unique idea that has been getting some heat lately. Basically speaking it’s a story of your life that is visible to you as well as your friends. With privacy being a widely discussed issue on Facebook, Timeline completely diminishes that case. Most of the geeks in the community frown upon this feature, because your life is given to advertisers. Now they can target you based on your history. Very creepy to think about and makes me want to think twice before activating the feature.

Now let’s look at it on the flip side. In the video on their Introduction Page, it shows a young boy growing up while everything he has done being archived. His life becomes a digital scrapbook. Most of the people that have joined Facebook already passed their childhood and were probably a young adult when they joined. So in reality for the older folks using Facebook Timeline, everything is recorded from when they joined Facebook. Keep in mind that’s no earlier than February 4, 2004.

Currently you have to be a developer to gain access to the new design because it’s still in the beta phase. Supposedly the feature should of started to roll out on October 6th. However a recent federal suit has been brought against Facebook by  They argue that the new feature will threaten its’ business. At this point we don’t know the outcome might be, but keep in mind………..if a check is written for a desired amount all issues disappear!

Wanna Create your own?

With the new update we think it give us, the users, a great opportunity to be creative! If you are indeed one of the few who have access to this beta feature, we have listed some useful dimensions. Now you can create your very own awesome Timeline design by utilizing some vector downloads, and getting a head start on your friends!

  • Cover Photo – 850px* x 315px
  • Profile Photo – Scaled 125px x 125px (180px x 180px is the minimum image upload size.
  • Profile Photo Offsets – left 22px*, top 92px

To get your creativity juices flowing we have collected some great examples of Facebook Timeline designs. Please note that to respect the users privacy, we will not be linking to their Facebook Profiles.

1. Ekkapong Techawongthaworn

2. Mathew Barker

3. Maggie Lin

4. Andrew Grojean

5. Lawson Hembree V

6. Mohammad L. Azzam

7. Rodney Hess

8. Vinh Nguyen

9. Victor Zapanta

10. Ekkapong Techawongthaworn

11. Brian Sanders

12. Manuel Campos

13. Sven De Bruyne

14. Delphin Hauchard

15. Manoj Varghese Mathew

16. Eyal Shahar

17. Lauren Myers

18. Jennifer Taylor

19. Tom Lambie

20. Jeremy Bronson

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov


  1. Helpful! Thanks!

  2. Thanks for the inspiration. I’ve finally got my act together and updated my timeline:

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  6. Some really creative cover images here… I guess ours will will qualify for this list too. Please have a lookie here:

  7. It´s a great Inspiration. Thanks

  8. Hey…loving these designs!…some great inspiration out there!
    Guys check out mine and let me know what you think?

    Hope to hear from you soon 🙂

  9. I love Arch John Philip Uy timeline design!

  10. harley davidson stickers April 10, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Hello would you mind sharing which blog platform you’re using? I’m going to start my own blog soon but I’m having a tough time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your design seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something completely unique. P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  11. Igor Ovsyannykov April 10, 2012 at 5:50 pm


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  13. Hey! Check this cover I’ve just designed for our official facebook page.
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  14. Hey! please tell me how it is possible to make timeline so interactive and secure. Well I love the timeline and hope for more improvements.

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  19. As a photographer, this is how I designed m facebook cover photo !

    Please take a look.

    Cheers !

  20. The width is actually 851px.

  21. It’s funny isn’t it, when they changed to Timeline a lot of people bemoaned it, but now it’s great having these large images and I love the different creativity. We have gone for a different image everyday, sometimes local, sometimes conceptual, sometimes from our holidays, but all our own work.

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