FBML Essentials: Facebook Markup Language Fundamentals

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Do you have an idea for a Facebook application? With FBML Essentials, you'll learn how to build it quickly using the Facebook Markup Language (FBML) and other easy-to-use tools in the site's framework. If you can develop a website with HTML, writing a Facebook application with the help of this book will be a breeze.

Of course, Facebook is not just another website. Any applications you write for it will have a potential audience of 16 million dedicated users. It's not just ...

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Overview

Do you have an idea for a Facebook application? With FBML Essentials, you'll learn how to build it quickly using the Facebook Markup Language (FBML) and other easy-to-use tools in the site's framework. If you can develop a website with HTML, writing a Facebook application with the help of this book will be a breeze.

Of course, Facebook is not just another website. Any applications you write for it will have a potential audience of 16 million dedicated users. It's not just another social networking site, either. Under the surface, Facebook is pretty sophisticated, with a development toolkit that includes it's own modified version of HTML — FBML — to customize the look and feel of your Facebook applications.

With FBML Essentials, you not only learn how to get started with this toolkit, you also get a complete reference on every FBML tag Facebook has ever written, with examples of how each tag works and advice on the best ways to use these tags in your code.

This book includes:

  • A walkthrough of a sample Facebook application
  • Design rules for using images, CSS, JavaScript, and forms
  • Specific chapters on tags — authorization tags, logic tags, user/group tags, profile-specific tags, and more
  • Messaging and alerts using FBML
  • Creating forms with FBML
  • Facebook navigation
  • Notifications and requests
  • Dynamic FBML attributes, including MockAJAX
  • How to test your FBML code
  • A chapter on FBJS, Facebook's version of JavaScript

If you want to try your hand at writing a Facebook application, you have a willing audience, an easy-to-use toolkit, and the perfect guide to get you started. FBML Essentials will help you take your idea from conception to working application in no time.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596519186
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jesse Stay runs his own Social Media consulting and development business, and has consulted for some of the top 100 applications on Facebook. Within just 2 months, he successfully sold his first Facebook application that he wrote in just a week. He is the author of I'm on Facebook — Now What???, a book targeted towards helping individuals and business owners better manage their lives through Facebook. You can follow him on his blog, http://www.jessestay.com.

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Table of Contents

Foreword;
Preface;
The Facebook Platform Emerges;
FBML;
Useful Resources;
Is This Book For You?;
Some Terms You Should Know;
Conventions Used in This Book;
Using Code Examples;
How to Contact Us;
Safari® Books Online;
Acknowledgments;
Chapter 1: “Hello Friends”;
1.1 The “Hello World” for Social Development;
1.2 Step 1: Set Up a Facebook Developer Account;
1.3 Step 2: Add the Developer App;
1.4 Step 3: Set Up the App;
Chapter 2: HTML Design in a Facebook Environment;
2.1 Forms in FBML;
2.2 Images in FBML;
2.3 CSS and DOM in FBML;
2.4 JavaScript in FBML;
2.5 Other Things to Consider;
2.6 Hosting;
2.7 The Facebook Platform Architecture;
Chapter 3: FBML Reference;
3.1 Facebook FBML Test Console;
3.2 Authorization Tags;
3.3 Profile-Specific Tags;
3.4 Users, Groups, Events, Networks, and Applications;
3.5 HTML Display and Navigation;
3.6 Virally Promoting Your App With FBML;
3.7 Miscellaneous Tools for Rendering Data Using FBML;
3.8 Dynamic FBML Attributes;
Chapter 4: FBJS Reference;
4.1 Introduction;
4.2 General Information;
4.3 Event Listeners;
4.4 AJAX;
4.5 Dialogs;
4.6 Visualization;
4.7 Conclusion;
Afterword;
Colophon;

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2008

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Are you an experienced developer who wants to get started in the new world of Facebook development? If you are, then this book is for you. Author Jesse Stay, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is intended to be your guide to perhaps the most important and basic components of the platform: FBML. Stay, begins by showing you how to create an entire simple application by using FBML by itself. Then, the author covers a few things to be aware of when designing your Facebook application in FBML. He also covers the details of FBML, every single tag available, and how each tag works. Finally, the author discusses FBJS: Facebook¿s own set of Javascript libraries. The intent of this most excellent book, is to get you to the point where you, as a Facebook developer, can decide when FBML makes sense for your application. But, more importantly, this book helps you determine when you are better off using the Facebook API.

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