In my opinion, the best Facebook Timeline for Business designs will integrate all the customizable features into a comprehensive and unified design.
The largest part of this design will be your COVER IMAGE
The official image specifications for a Facebook Timeline for Brands cover image is:
851px x 315px
You can design with a larger image if you like as one can move the cover image around a bit to get the positioning you desire. But, I prefer to use the exact dimensions in case I want to integrate the profile image into the Cover image seamlessly.
Caution: Restrictions on content in Facebook Cover Images
Facebook has made specific restrictions on what is contained in a cover image:
"Cover images must be at least 399 pixels wide and may not contain:
Price or purchase information, such as "40% off" or "Download it at our website"
Contact information, such as web address, email, mailing address or other information intended for your Page's About section
References to user interface elements, such as Like or Share, or any other Facebook site features
- Calls to action, such as "Get it now" or "Tell your friends""
With that in mind, have fun and create an image that is eye catching and informative about your Brand or Service.
At the conclusion of this tutorial I have included a .jpeg that you can download and use as your template in a basic photo editor such as Paint and a more advanced Photoshop .psd that has all the parts of the cover image broken into editable layers with a mockup layer that shows where the profile image will appear.