Lujure offers a number of widgets to enhance your Facebook fan page that let you stream a YouTube, RSS or Twitter feeds. You can also easily upload maps and music or develop custom contact forms.
In addition to Lujureâ€™s array of widget-oriented Facebook templates, the service provides Facebook layouts with variable column widths and image placements. However, its process for uploading images is not initially intuitive. Lujure, like some of its competitors, requires the images you upload to be certain dimensions, which means you must customize the images you submit outside of the serviceâ€™s design interface before you attempt to upload them.
Lujure provides a reveal-page template that allows you to upload two sets of content â€“ one that will be viewed by non-fans and another that may only be viewed by people after they hit the Like button at the top of the screen. We found Lujure’s process of creating reveal-page content to be straightforward. The service also let us add additional widgets to our tab, such as a hotspot, or hyperlink, within the image we uploaded. You can also edit and delete your tab within the interface once you have published it.
Although Lujure provides layout templates with variable column widths and image placements, it does not provide clip art images. Instead it requires you to submit your own images that you have designed outside of the interface using Photoshop or another graphics application. Lujure does provide a number of widgets to enhance the tabs you create, including the ability to add a YouTube feed, RSS feed from your blog or Twitter feed.
The publishing process from the Lujure interface to the Facebook application is seamless. However the service’s interface does not allow you to name your tabs. To do so, you must use your Facebook page’s administration tools. Although Lujure provides tutorials on its website, it does not include descriptions of each of its widgets within its design interface.
We found that navigating the Lujure interface is not initially intuitive. For example, when uploading images, you have to press the Done button twice. During the first step, it creates a URL for your image, and in the second step, it associates that URL with your tab. Its process exposes a little bit of the programming side of things. We would have liked to see two distinctive buttons for this process so that you will know that the interface is processing your request.
In addition, you need to have a basic knowledge of Photoshop or another graphics application to customize the size of the images you upload to meet the required dimensions.
Lujure, a company based in Virginia, provides contact information on its website, and a representative responded to our inquiry within 24 hours. The company’s website provides answers to frequently asked questions, tutorials and articles. Lujure also provides a community forum for its users.
Lujureâ€™s do-it-yourself Facebook fan page creation service offers many of the widgets and applications of its competitors. However, we found that its design interface is not initially intuitive. Lujure also requires that you know how to use Photoshop or another graphics application that lets you work with pixels. This service does not provide clipart, and it requires that you upload images with particular dimensions. Overall, we are impressed with Lujureâ€™s offerings and found its service to be useful and easily accessible.
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