The social media giant has been using “ready” as a marketing term for months, but it now says it’s ready to let designers build their own templates, and is also willing to make it easier for designers to create their own custom templates.
“We’re seeing the impact of this on designers and designers are saying ‘We want to do this, we want to create our own templates,'” says John Gebhart, Facebook’s director of product management.
“We have a lot of flexibility, but we are not ready to do that yet.
We’ll let people build their templates, then we’ll work on making sure it’s a really powerful tool.”
The new templates, which were first shared by a handful of designers, are being rolled out to developers through the “Facebook Designer Center.”
Once developers can create their templates they can then submit them to the social media platform for a more polished look and feel.
Designers can now upload their own photos and designs to the site and share them with their fans via Instagram.
They can also submit templates to Facebook’s designer tool, and designers can also choose from a variety of templates that include “traditional” ones, modern design, and more.
The designer tools have been rolled out in the past but are the first time that Facebook has announced that the platform will be able to provide the templates.
The company has been working on this feature since 2014 and said it was “on track” to roll out the feature to developers in 2017.
It’s worth noting that there’s a bit of an argument to be made for a template that isn’t designed by a designer.
Facebook’s design guidelines for templates say they should be “free, easy to use, and responsive to users’ devices,” but in practice many designers aren’t able to create them, or can’t find designers to help them create them.
Designer Ryan O’Brien, who created a template called “Gorilla Glass” for the company, says that “it’s not really a template,” but a way of “showing a user that there are a bunch of other people who can use that template.”
He explains that it “really comes down to the ability to put together the template and build it in the way you want it to be.”
O’Brien says he didn’t make the template for his own personal use, but he believes it “seems like the most intuitive and beautiful way to use a template.”
For example, he says he would have liked to have seen a little more customization of the icons and text, or a more visual “visual style guide.”
Facebook has also been working to improve the design of its design tools, including a new “visual design” tool that will allow users to customize the look and appearance of some of the templates, including “Goro.”
This new tool allows users to create templates from photos and videos and upload them to Facebook for designers and developers to use.
“It’s a very different way of using the template,” O’Briens said of the tool.
“But it’s one that I think a lot more people will be comfortable using, because it’s very similar to the template that I built.”
Facebook is also introducing a new set of tools to help designers get started, including the “Create a Template” tool, which will allow designers to “create their own template” and send it to Facebook, along with a list of templates to download and import.
Facebook is also adding a “Design Your Own Template” section on the “About” page of the site.
This tool is designed to help “anyone who wants to start creating their own websites,” says Facebook’s Mark Ritchie.
“There are a lot less tools that help people do that, and I think that this is a really important part of that.”
While it’s possible that designers may have more time to do more customization, “I think that the templates that people have created already are really good for creating something simple and really clean and clear,” OBrien says.
“I really hope that designers start to think more about what kind of template they’re going to build and the kind of visual style guide that they’re using.”
O-Brien says he’s already started to “use a lot” of templates.
“Once you start adding things to it, it really becomes a tool,” he says.
“You get a lot from just a template, so that’s really important.”
O’sBrien says the template he’s working on for Facebook will likely be the “Goran” template, but says he wants to share a few other templates that he’s created.
He says he created “A-List” templates for the site, including one for “Honey Badger.”
“I wanted to do a lot, but I wasn’t sure how much I could use it,” he said.
“This is kind of like a super-skin that I can