• http://www.facebook.com/donna.merrill Donna Merrill

    Thank you for explaining this well.  It will take me a little time, but I’ll get used to it. Yes! It is more intuitive and that is exactly how I like to work. 

  • http://twitter.com/miguelcurrey Michael Currey

    are there specs on the size of the horizontal “banner” image?

  • http://www.eBizROI.com Rick Noel, eBiz ROI, Inc.

    Nice overview Greg. I got to say, the Google+ update took me a bit by surprise. I guess the idea of giving users some warning and time to transition makes the Facebook timeline roll out look  generous by comparison, even with Facebook users threatening to close out their accounts (assuming they had the patience to figure out how ;-)

    I do like the new Google+ changes so far, especially giving more prominence to content. Some  Google+ updates seem to be there primarily to position against the relatively new Facebook timeline. It will be interesting to see how Google+ users react and if/how this accelerates Google+ adoption, not only by Internet marketers, musicians, scientists, photographers and artists, but general users akin to the stereotypically long-time Facebook users who Google is not doubt chasing with this update.

    Thanks for sharing.

  • http://twitter.com/miguelcurrey Michael Currey

    i’ve been driven crazy trying to figure out what the actual dimensions are for the banner/cover photo! earlier today i was sure it was 940px wide, now i’m seeing it as 900px wide :( i’ve even heard one guy say it’s 960px wide!
    is it possible the layout changes slightly? i’ve tried firefox, safari and chrome on my mac (no pc) and i can’t figure out why it would have changed… 
    why couldn’t facebook just publish the specs for their new design when they announced the new layout? 
    i wrote a blog post and everything and had to go back and edit it. now i’m afraid i’ll have to do the same tomorrow!
    http://inlinevision.com/blog/the-new-google-profile-banner-image-size/

  • http://twitter.com/miguelcurrey Michael Currey

    mystery solved. i tried uploading an image that was 900px wide to see what would happen and it was instantly rejected. the error message informed me that banners need to be 940×180. 
    it’s weird that the entire image doesn’t show (getting cut off on the right side) but i guess there’s a reason. or maybe it’s just me and my browser?

  • Shawn Startup

    Why I am NOT seeing this yet?

  • http://www.brosix.com/ Brosix

    I like the new layout, but I think it will take me a while to get used to.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mark-Constantine/564927984 Mark Constantine

     This site has a list of apps you can use to make your google plus profile picture and banner http://www.gplusavatarmaker.com/about.html including the Picture Image Avatar And Banner Maker http://www.gplusavatarmaker.com/GPlus-profile-picture-and-banner-maker.html.

  • Maria

     Although you can upload images of any size for the banner, you can actually add animated images if you follow the exact size trick – http://goo.gl/Vb6wE