We know our tools are broken and want to apologize for not being able to fix them. We are sorry to say that we won’t be maintaining CoolChaser anymore as we decided to concentrate on other projects that we feel more passionate about.
We started CoolChaser in February 2007 and it has been such an awesome ride. We started the site because so many people were having trouble putting layouts on their MySpace page. While others sites were providing codes for premade layouts, on our site, people were able to create their own personalized layouts and update them with a push of a button without copying and pasting codes (remember those days?) People loved our site and we are still proud of what we were able to offer!
Well, fast forward to July 2011, MySpace finally called it quits to those layouts by killing css customization. We thought we should just shut down our site then, but since there were so many beautiful layouts created by our users on our site, we decided to convert all the layouts to work on Facebook. We tried our best to catch up with all the changes Facebook constantly rolled out, but we can no longer keep up with it and do not want to over promise our users anymore.
We are thankful to all who were so supportive of us! We hope our paths will cross again someday.
May 2013 be a wonderful year for all!
We accidently deleted new Facebook layouts that were created since we migrated to Facebook layouts! We are so sorry about this! Please create a new layout on http://www.coolchaser.com/layout/create.
To those who are interested, the reason why it was deleted was because we tied all the layouts to our old accounts. Layouts that were not tied to any account were deleted every night automatically. We forgot to remove this and when we switched over to the new Facebook Connect, the system thought the layouts were not associated to any account and deleted them :(
We might have many more bugs so please be patient with us and let us know if you find anything!
Coolchaser is going to be down from 1am to 4am PST today as we migrate to Facebook Layouts. Thank you for your patience.
What this means to existing CoolChaser users is, very soon you will not be able to create any new MySpace layouts or themes. However, we will keep your account for a while so you can view your existing layouts and themes and can use it if you still have Profile 1.0. However, since we think only a very very small portion of users still have Profile 1.0, we will most probably not going to keep the accounts for very long. Please comment on this post if you have any concerns regarding this.
So what is going to happen to all the beautiful layouts and themes our wonderful users created? No worries, they will not be wasted, as we are going to convert all of them to Facebook layouts so you can use them on Facebook. So stay tuned!
As many of you know already, MySpace had a huge makeover and got a totally new look. They changed their logo to My|_____| (really not sure about that logo) and also released an updated Profile 3.0 which during the beta phase, people had a chance to take a look and go back to Profile 1.0 or 2.0 if they didn’t like it. Unfortunately, Profile 3.0 does not allow any custom CSS so our layouts do not work. MySpace contacted us about their customization tool that might be able to be integrated to 3rd party sites like ours but we’ve not heard any updates on that from them.
We still supported Profile 1.0 and 2.0, but MySpace recently actively converted all the inactive Profile 1.0 and Profile 2.0 into 3.0 automatically. We are not entirely sure but we think people with Profile 1.0 who logged in and had some activity were not converted though so if you still have Profile 1.0 (like our official MySpace site) you can still use our layout by pasting the code manually inside the “About me” section. All the fields in MySpace will now say “No CSS allowed” but you can still paste it in there and will work if MySpace still kept your Profile 1.0 layout.
They also changed the way how we inserted the layouts automatically into Profile 1.0 and got rid of the Profile 2.0 editor entirely from their site; therefore, our auto insert toolbar no longer works for any profiles right now. We are researching if we can get the toolbar to work at least for Profile 1.0.
To people who still have the precious Profile 1.0, we think it’s only a matter of time MySpace converts all the profiles to Profile 3.0, so might as well enjoy your own custom made layouts while it lasts! :)
UPDATE 9.03.10: 2 hours after we wrote this blog, Photobucket responded that they have fixed the problem! We are impressed with their great customer service :) We will be enabling the media plugin soon again after tonight’s deploy.
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There has been a problem with the Photobucket media plugin on our Theme Creator since couple of days ago. Whenever people try to embed a background using Photobucket, it busts out of our site and directly goes to Photobucket showing only the widget. We have contacted Photobucket but have not received a response yet. We will temporarily disable their media plugin until they resolve the problem, so in the meantime please manually embed the image link from photobucket for now. Hope we hear from them soon!
2010 is just couple of days away! Here are some of the latest 2010 New Year themes created by our awesome CoolChasers!
Here’s a very cool New Year theme created by our rising star Zman757! His purple, green and blue themes are pretty popular too so go check them out!
Another cool theme by the famous Yvonne! It looks great for both Profile 1.0 and 2.0 but the 2.0 has a cool animated gif on the header!! How you do that Yvonne?? :D
I stumbled upon this theme and liked the colorful confetti! Very cool!
One of CoolChaser celebrity Em‘s latest creation! Love the animated gifs!
This is a very romantic New Year theme by ♥CJ♥! Her Betty Boop New Year theme is so lovely too!
Another theme by our superstar Lisa Lindsay who has more than 600 themes!! This one will surely match all kinds of background so go check it out!
Thank you to all of our awesome CoolChasers for all your love and support this year! We wish you all a very happy, prosperous & creative ;) New Year 2010!