After yesterdays announcement many Myspacers are attempting to create their profiles in 2.0.
But, many of us have spent hours if not days using the previous format to get exactly the design we wanted.
Worried that you may have lost your old space?
Dont be, after selecting “upgrade to profile 2.0” the myspace server will still save your old page for 90 days.
While in the new edit module, viewable in the screenshot below select “Go Back” this probably confuses all of us as we are used to “going back” a page, but in this case selecting that will bring up
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You will see a link that says “switch back to 1.0”
According to Myspace:
* Profile 2.0 gives you granular control over privacy, and enhanced customization options.
* Hide your comments, friends, age, last login, and more.
* Make parts of your profile visible to specific groups of friends (friend categories).
* New themes to style your page without any knowledge of HTML or pasting codes.
* Profile 2.0 loads faster and has a sleeker, more modern look.
Remember, you can always go back to your current profile if you don’t like it. Enjoy!
So dont worry, here is a screenshot of the new design module in case you havent tried it yet.
Its only been out a couple of hours at the time of this post, it seems at this time to be a great tool for those who never took the time to learn the html and css required for the old Profile 1.0 but with a perfunctory inspection, I still havent figured out where to enter my html and content and quite frankly the layout and theme generator is no better than the third party ones we are already used to.
Anyone familiar with facebook will be completely accustomed to the add module features and the drag and drop ordering.
You can enter your own CSS and the layout generator allows you enter a background and place it also features for text color and the like, but how do I insert my flash video or ebay widgets and other code?
Well that was a mystery to me until I gave up, apparently the new dashboard you see after first upgrading isnt your only edit view. After you publish your new layout and go back to your home page (not your profile page) the edit profile link leads to the exact same 5 box – about me, who id like to meet, music etc. So there still is a location for entering html (A question Ive seen on the net already)
But remember you can not enter CSS (Cascading style sheets) anywhere except for the module called CSS
In my case Ill keep 1.0 as I have learned to edit and design it any way I please, the screenshots I posted come from my test page that I use to display clients designs before they are approved
Ill keep you posted.
feel free to add my personal myspace page:
Contact me with your thoughts. The first ten people to send a link of their newly designed Profile 2.0 myspace pages will be showcased here via screenshots and links. Either post a comment or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you still need help here is a video tutorial on how to roll back to Myspace Profile 1.0
In conclusion my advice is breath! Yes its different but its still myspace after 10-20 minutes of fooling around with the options, you will understand.
In case you do decide to keep your Myspace 2.0 profile, pre-made layouts do already exist here are some examples
Below is a link for professional designers and CSS professionals to explore and share ideas about the new Profile 2.0 style. This should be a great resource after some time passes allowing them to work and learn the new style
Not specifically for 2.0 but the best layout styles and codes your going to find regardless of edition, div and flash based templates and resources