SOURCE: Media Lab, Inc.

Media Lab, Inc.

March 10, 2011 16:07 ET

Build Custom Facebook Pages With Photoshop Plug-In

Interactive Facebook Fan Pages Are Easy With the SiteGrinder 3

LOGAN, UT--(Marketwire - March 10, 2011) - Media Lab Inc., premier provider of Photoshop plug-in website creation technologies, today announced that converting pages designed with Photoshop to Facebook iFrame Fan Pages is easy with the SiteGrinder 3 platform. On March 11, 2011, Facebook is switching all Fan Pages over to its new format, and users will no longer be able to use FBML (Facebook Markup Language) to create custom tabs on their fan pages.

The Media Lab SiteGrinder 3 platform automatically converts pages from Photoshop to Facebook fan pages making them interactive enhancing the Facebook user's web experience. SiteGrinder 3 converts page designs from Photoshop to Facebook fan pages with elements such as customized CSS text, web-optimized images, interactive buttons and menus, drop shadows, rounded corners, transparency, CSS animation and more. 

The discontinuance of FBML provides a more standards based approach to building Facebook Fan Pages. The iFrame-base Facebook Fan Pages can be customized with standard HTML, CSS, Javascript, and even PHP. With SiteGrinder you can convert your page designs from Photoshop to Facebook, you will become an expert adding all of this functionality without having to learn or write one single line of code! 

"Right on! I knew FBML was being depreciated and Facebook pages were going to iFrames. I recently purchased the SiteGrinder 3 Web Suite and have customers interested in having Facebook fan pages," said John Harvey of the Pheonix Development Group. "Now I've figured out how to leverage SG3 to do this so I can provide that service to my customers without having to re-work stuff outside of Photoshop."

New Facebook Features Using SiteGrinder 3

  • Pages created with SiteGrinder 3 work with the Facebook iFrame app 
  • SiteGrinder 3 pages work with the Developer app so you can create your own iFrame app
  • Create special content only visible to Fans
  • Place QuickTime and MPEG movies anywhere on your pages
  • Create finger friendly drop down menus for mobile users
  • Supports CSS drop shadows, rounded corners and transparencies
  • Embed Flash or animated CSS photo galleries into your Facebook Fan Pages
  • Bring full website content and capabilities to your Facebook pages, including eCommerce

"A more standards approach to building Facebook Fan Pages is something we have been waiting for at Media Lab. SiteGrinder 3 is the perfect app to transition easily to iFrames," commented Michael D. Nelson, COO of Media Lab, Inc. "Whether you are a graphic designer, photographer or just a person that uses Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, SiteGrinder 3 will allow you to build Facebook fan pages with all the features you have wanted for years without writing any code."

SiteGinder 3
On the PC, SiteGrinder 3 is compatible with Windows XP and later, including Windows 7. It requires Photoshop 7 or later including the latest Photoshop CS5, or Photoshop Elements 6, 7 and 8. On the Mac, SiteGrinder 3 is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or greater, Photoshop CS3 CS4 or CS5 (Mac OS X 10.4 or later for the Intel-based Mac), or Photoshop Elements 6, 7 and 8. Visit for complete details and to download your copy of SiteGrinder 3.

About Media Lab, Inc.
For over a decade, Logan, Utah - Based Media Lab, Inc. has specialized in creating interactive Photoshop tools that make it easy to bring amazing web designs to life. In addition to its flagship product SiteGrinder 3, Media Lab's SiteGrinder 2, has enjoyed an array of favorable reviews and accolades since it debuted in April 2000 under the the name of Photowebber. Prior to the release of Photowebber, Media Lab's innovative multimedia design tools, PhotoCaster, PSD2FLA, and AlphaMania, were used to create pioneering special effects seen at Disney World's EPCOT Center in Florida, as well as in numerous popular music videos and motion pictures, such as "X-Men 2," "Spiderman 2," "Air Force One," and "Armageddon." For complete information on Media Lab, Inc. and its current products, visit

Facebook Statement
"With our recent launch of Requests and the support for iframe on Pages Tabs, we are now ready to move forward with our previously announced plans to deprecate FBML and FBJS as a primary technology for building apps on Facebook. On March 11, 2011, you will no longer be able to create new FBML apps and Pages will no longer be able to add the Static FBML app. While all existing apps on Pages using FBML or the Static FBML app will continue to work, we strongly recommend that these apps transition to iFrames as soon as possible."

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