Archive for November, 2009

Upload Images

Friday, November 27th, 2009

You can now upload images and put them anywhere on your page!  To get started, click the the Customize Page link (in the top right corner), then click Image Uploader.  After uploading the image you can set it’s opacity, rotate it, stretch/shrink it, and more!

-Brandon, StartSkins Staff

Welcome to StartSkins!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Why open your browser to see a boring white Google search page?  Shouldn’t your startpage look the way you want it to look?  With, now it can!

How StartSkins Works
With StartSkins, you design your startpage exactly the way you want it.  Select a skin, or design your own!  Add links, choose your search engines, and more!  When you’re done, you can set your new and improved startpage as your browser’s homepage.  Now every time you open your browser,  you’ll be greeted by your customized startpage that you can update any time you want!

What does StartSkins offer?

A skin is a combination of a background image and colors used to customize your homepage.  Browse our gallery and choose from a wide variety of our skins, or upload a background image and design your own!  We provide a convenient live preview in our theme builder so that you can see how your changes look as you make them.

Manage Links
Have sites you visit often?  Add them to your links section.  The links will be displayed under your search box making navigating to the sites you want to get to quicker and easier.

Search Engine Settings
Maybe you prefer Google for searching the web, and Bing searching images?  Don’t restrict yourself to 1 single search engine, with StartSkins you can have multiple search engines!  Simply navigate to the Settings area and select which search engines you want to use by default (ex: Web – Google, Images – Bing, News – CNN, Videos – YouTube) – The choice is yours!

A lot of updates!
At StartSkins, we’re dedicated to bringing you tons of updates to continue making your startpage even better.  Every time we make an update, we’ll make you aware of it in your notifications window.

What updates should I expect to see from StartSkins?

We’re working on tons of cool new features that we know you’ll love.  We don’t want to give it all away, but here are a few things to look forward to:

  • Upload pictures and put them anywhere on your page
  • Add customized text and drag it anywhere on your page
  • Widgets!  Games, Sticky Notes, Music, YouTube Videos, Social Networking Tools (facebook, myspace, twitter), and more!

What do you think of StartSkins so far, and what would you like to see added?  Let us know by leaving a comment.