Facebook, your parents are now on it, and maybe even your grandparents too! Proving to have staying power, Facebook towers over the demise, and eroding of previous contender Myspace. Facebook has many interactive features, and various functions we can all take advantage of. As design sites, we have all slowly migrated over to having our own Facebook fan pages, and this can prove to be very successful in driving Facebook ‘friends’ over to your site.
My Favorite Design Blog Fan Pages
These great design sites can be found on Facebook, head over and become a fan today!
MyInkBlog on Facebook (350 Fans)
AdmixWeb (80 Fans)
AdmixWeb is an amazing web design, and development blog, owned and operated, by Teylor Feliz and Holly Lamarche.
AREA1 (33 Fans)
AREA 1 is a blog related to graphic/web design, blogging tutorials, & articles.
Colorburned (2,869 Fans)
Colorburned is a design blog featuring the best in design news, resources, and tutorials from around the web.
Coroflot (7,028 Fans)
Coroflot is a creative network for designers of all stripes. Upload your portfolio of work, and allow great employers, and observers to be able to see your skills!
Design Juices 36 Fans
Design Juices has its own facebook page. I encourage you to pass on the page to all of your friends, so we can grow in our presence online. The Facebook page is the place to go for all the updates regarding Design Juices, and is an open forum for any thoughts, and feelings you have regarding the blog.
Design Your Way (37 Fans)
Design Your Way is a great place to submit links relating to design, and offers great design articles on a range of topics.
DeviantART (216,917 Fans)
DeviantART aims to provide a place for any artist, both emerging and professional talents, to exhibit, and discuss works of art. With over 12 million registered members, and 100 million submissions, DeviantART is the world’s largest art community.
Fudge Graphics (1000 Fans)
Whether you’re looking for high quality freebies, inspiration, or design related news; Fudge Graphics has it.
Graphic River (616 Fans)
At Graphic River you can buy and sell, royalty free, layered Adobe Photoshop Files, Vector Graphics, Icon Sets, and Add-ons for Adobe Photoshop, and Illustrator.
Inspired Magazine (1,966 Fans)
Inspired Magazine is a daily inspiration source for web designers, illustrators, Twitter addicts, and other creative humans.
Inspiring Pixel (272 Fans)
Inspiring Pixel is an online inspiration repository for designers. The website features creative, and inspiring designs from Web, Graphic, and the UI design industry from professionals. This enables viewers to understand their work, and create similar designs themselves.
Lady Umbrella (3,374 Fans)
Lady Umbrella is a designer ladies t-shirt company based in Ireland. The company was established in 2008, with the dream of creating stunning t-shirts with the heroine, Lady Umbrella, in a variety of scenarios, and with a host of friends. Lady Umbrella has successfully run various giveaways, and competitions, in coorelation with improving their facebook profile. This has rapidly increased their fan base.
MacApp Storm (1,079 Fans)
MacApp Storm is a great site dedicated to Mac application news, reviews, competitions, and tips.
Naldz Graphics (257 Fans)
Naldz Graphics is a Design Blog for designers, and design lovers. They showcase the best tutorials, freebies, inspirations, and other useful, and informative resources to help, and give love to the design community.
Psd Tuts+ (3,331 Fans)
Psd Tutsplus is a blog/Photoshop site, made to house, and showcase some of the best Photoshop tutorials around.
Smashing Magazine (11,797 Fans)
Smashing Magazine delivers useful, and innovative information to Web designers, and developers. Their aim is to inform our readers about the latest trends, and fresh techniques in design, and Web development.
The Web Blend (133 Fans)
The Web Blend is a community for designers, developers, and tech junkies that keeps you current with a summary of the latest in web related news and trends.
Visual Swirl (80 Fans)
Visual Swirl is a creative design blog from the mind of Chris Thurman, dishing out tasty snacks for the creative mind.
Promoting your Facebook Page
Well, now that you have your Facebook page up and running, you want people to visit it?
- Use the great Facebook badge, and place it on your site. This is done with a simple piece of code provided by Facebook themselves, it simply fits inside your sidebar (or wherever you wish to place it.) This allows users to see your latest posted updates, and become a fan right away.
- Run a competition/giveaway through your site/Facebook page, and encourage users to become a fan in order to enter the giveaway. Simple ideas like this (with the right prize) often bring you hundreds of new readers and fans. (you can encourage them to follow your blog in various social network sites.)
- Syncing your twitter feed to your Facebook page is only a click away.
- Post up your new articles on your Facebook page, allowing you to receive additional traffic.
- Promote Facebook button at the bottom of your posts.
- Be interactive on the page, but don’t over-run users with updates, typically a one or two posts per day is necessary.
- Encourage your community of readers to comment on Facebook posts, and respond, encouraging conversation.