Posts Tagged ‘walkthrough’

How to Copy and Share Google Docs

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

This video tutorial will walk you through how to copy and share a Google Doc spreadsheet. Please post any comments or questions below.

Copy and Share Google Doc spreadsheet

Custom Facebook App – Adding A Custom Icon to Your Fan Page with Timeline

Monday, March 19th, 2012

I’ve seen a lot of people out there looking for how to add a custom icon for their custom Facebook app, one that is larger than the standard app icons and fills the entire box on their fan page timeline layout.
It’s actually much simpler than most people would think, which is probably why many people are having trouble figuring out how to do it.
First off, you will need a custom icon that is the right dimensions, or at least the right proportions. The standard size for a Facebook app custom icon is 111x74px. If you upload an image that is larger than these dimensions, it will be automatically resized.
*It’s important to note that you can only add a custom icon if you are 1.) using timeline for Facebook business page and 2.) you can only add one to a custom Facebook app that you’ve created. You cannot add your own icon to third party Facebook apps that you’ve added to your page.
Now for the goods.

  1. Go to your Facebook business page.
  2. If you’re not currently using timeline, click the “Preview” button at the top of the page to activate timeline for your business page (using preview will allow admins of the page to see what it will look like in timeline, but normal, non-admin, visitors to your business page will still the “classic” look).
    Facebook custom app icon

    Click the "Preview" button to enable timeline for your page

  3. Once timeline is activated, click the “Admin” button near the top right corner of the page. The admin panel will slide down.
Facebook custom app icon - Admin panel button

Click the "Admin Panel" button in the upper right corner of your page

  1. Click the “Manage” button. A drop down menu will appear, then click the “Edit Page” menu item. You will be taken to the standard Facebook business page admin panel.
Facebook custom app icon - edit page menu item

Click the "Manage" button and select the "Edit Page" menu item

  1. Scroll down to the “Apps” tab on the left side of the page, and click it. A list of all the apps you have installed for your business page will appear.
  2. Find the custom Facebook app that you’ve created, and click “Edit Settings”. A pop up window will open.
Facebook custom app icon - change custom tab image

Click "Change" next to "Custom Tab Image:"

  1. Click “Change” next to “Custom Tab Image:”. The standard browse for images pop up will appear.
  2. Click “Browse” to choose an image located on your computer.
  3. Navigate to the image you want to use for your Facebook custom app icon, and double click it.
  4. Close the pop up windows, then scroll to the top of the admin panel, and click the “View page” button near the top right corner of the screen.

You should see the icon you selected in the box for your custom Facebook app. If you do not see the app you set the icon for, click the arrow to the right of your apps to see if it is hidden with more apps. If you still do not see it, go back to the admin panel and make sure the app you are looking for is enabled.
Hopefully, this is useful for those searching for this info. Please post any comments (gushing gratitude 😉 or questions in the comments to this post.

How to Set Up a Twitter Account – Walkthrough

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

I’m going to assume that you know what tweets are, what following someone means (no, it’s not like stalking), what Twitter is, and that you know whether or not you should be using it and for what reason. I know what can happen when you assume, but for time and web space I’m going to do it anyway.

This is a super basic “How To” guide, if you want to get more in depth, check out How to REALLY Set Up a Twitter Account (this is coming soon, but will be linked once it’s in existence).

Follow these steps in order:
1. Open your favorite web browser.
2. Type the following URL into the address bar
3. In the “Full Name” field, enter your full name.
4. In the “Email” field, enter the email address you want to have associated with your Twitter account. This is the address that Twitter will send important messages (like password resets) and updates (new people who are following you on Twitter and alerts when other Twitter users send you a direct message), so choose wisely.

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Twitter sign up password error.

5. In the “Password” field, enter the password that you would like to use to access your Twitter account. *Make sure you keep a record of this somewhere, especially if you’re not using Twitter regularly. Twitter requires that your password be at least 6 characters. It will let you know if you choose a password that doesn’t meet the requirements. It will also show you a green bar that will give you an idea of how strong (not likely to be figured out by hackers) your password is. You can increase password strength by using a mix of capital letters, numbers, and special characters (-, _, =, +, etc).
6. In the “Username” field, enter the username that you would like to be associated with your account. This is the name that other Twitter users will see when they look at your profile or at your tweets. There is a 15 character limit for usernames, so you will have to choose one that fits in the box. Twitter will check the availability of the username you choose and give you an error message if someone else has already registered that username.
7. Click the “Create my account” button at the bottom of the screen.
8. You may or may not be asked to fill in a captcha field to make sure you are a real person.

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Twitter sign up email connect. You can skip this step.

9. Then, navigate through Twitter’s setup. 1.) explaining what a tweet is, 2.) choosing at least 5 people to follow (don’t worry too much, you can always unfollow them later), 3.) adding at least 5 favorites (which are really just choosing 5 more accounts to follow), and then 4.) a request to access your email account to connect with people in your address book (you can choose “skip this step at the bottom of the sidebar on the right).
10. Twitter will send you an email to confirm your email address (which you must do before you will be allowed to use all of Twitter’s features), so check your email, and click the confirmation link. Clicking the link should take you right back into your new Twitter account with a drop down message that lets you know your account has been confirmed.
11. Start tweeting.

That’s all there is to it. Post any questions/issues as comments, and I’ll be happy to help out as much as I can.

Happy tweeting.