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Essential Facebook by Cappy Popp, John Maver

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7. Building the Canvas

This chapter details the differences between using an IFrame and Facebook Markup Language (FBML) for the application canvas page, and then shows you how to create a page of each type connected with tabs by updating the Compliments application.

Choosing Between an FBML and IFrame Canvas

In Chapter 6, “The Basics of Creating Applications,” we chose FBML as the canvas page type. This is the easiest way to get started with Facebook application development, because it provides a simple way to display content with the Facebook “look and feel” and full use of the Facebook controls. However, the type of canvas that is right for your application depends on numerous factors.

Learning Curve

FBML pages require learning three things: ...

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