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Ever wonder why some Facebook cover photos look far better than others on mobile? The response is constantly a wonderful designer (not that I'm biased or anything), but I recently discovered a clever method to help less of your effort get cut off when watching from a mobile phone-- and also still look excellent on desktop.
Awful as I go to keeping in mind numbers, I'm constantly googling "FB cover image dimension" (or seeing our quick-reference infographic), as well as the very first solution that always pops up is 851 × 315, which is just what the cover photo displays at on a desktop computer internet browser. If your only worry is desktop computer, this is a fine size to post your cover picture. Regrettably, we could not overlook the 798 million customers that access Facebook daily with their smart phones.
Before I found this method, choices for maximizing a cover photo for both desktop computer & mobile were very limited: either make the prime focus very tiny to show effectively on mobile, or make it look great on desktop computer as well as compromise the mobile experience.
OK, I'll cut to the chase. Post an image that is 851 × 475. With cover photos taller compared to desktop computer programs, two things happen:.
Desktop computer removes the top & base of the image (thankfully, it cuts off an equal quantity from both).
Mobile will certainly still cut off a few of the sides of the photo, however we have a considerably bigger viewable area.
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This offers us a a lot more versatile canvas to work with, as well as a richer experience on both desktop and mobile. Anything within the "Safe Area" above will certainly display appropriately!