Archive for January, 2010


StartSkins Gets a Makeover

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Hey everyone, check out our redesigned website.  The new site allows you to browse skins, invite friends, become a fan (on facebook), and more.

Also, we’re currently working on a feature that will allow you to add text to your page and style it any way you want.  This should be ready early next week.

Please let us know what you think of our new website, and if you have any ideas for new features!

-Brandon, StartSkins Staff


Move The Search Box & Logo

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

After receiving many requests to be able to move your search box, we’ve added it!  To move the search box, open the skin builder, then click and drag the search box to position it where you’d like.  When you’re done, click the ‘Save Changes’ button.

Bugs Fixed:

  • The skin builder doesn’t get cut off, a scroll bar will now show if needed.
  • The bug with the manage images window in IE has been fixed.

Other Changes:

  • The skin builder has been updated with options for editing the top links and bottom links.

If you have any ideas for new features, please let us know in a comment!

-Brandon, StartSkins Staff


Hide Google & Other Logos

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

You sent in your suggestions – and we’ve listened.  You can now hide the Google, and all other search engine logos, from being displayed on your StartSkin’s page.

To hide the logos, navigate to the theme builder (customize page > theme builder), then click the “Search” tab.  Once there, check the check box next to “Hide Search Engine Logo”.

hide-logos-search-box
That’s it, you’re done.

We’re also in the process of releasing another feature.  This feature will allow you to move the search box anywhere on your page.

Other Recent Updates:
-A “help” link was added to the image manager – this will show all of the features available, and how to use them.
-Fixed a bug for Internet Explorer users which caused skins not to show in the skins gallery.
-In Internet Explorer, you now must have the manage images window open in order to move & modify images.

Is there anything else you’d like to see added?  Please leave a comment and let us know!

-Brandon, StartSkins Staff