Bringing Facebook to Your Website

When the new website for EDRIS Salon launched last week, we tried something new to get visitors interested in liking Edris on Facebook: we brought content from the Edris Facebook Wall onto the new website in the header.

This solution came out of a desire to bring Facebook content onto the new website while having the design elements match with the bright reds and bold text that defines the new Edris Salon site. We tried dozens of different looks using the default Facebook social tools (Like boxes and Like buttons), all of which ruined the designs. Can you imagine this working with the bright reds?

Frustrated, I came up with a solution that gets public status updates from the Edris Facebook page and displays them on the site. It was a perfect way to  show off the personality and fun that happens on the Edris Facebook page on the website. I’m planning to continue revising the plugin I wrote for Edris and hopefully release it was a WordPress plugin soon.

Raymond Brigleb

Creative Director, dreamer, partner, father, musician, photographer. Has been known to ride the rails. Pulls one heck of a shot.