Profile 2.0 Layouts Coming Soon!
Posted November 11, 2008on:
MySpace just released it’s awesome Profile 2.0 that is FINALLY web standard compliant! Not that it really matters to many people, but it sure diddly did to me and I’m loving it! It might take some time for everybody to convert because we all tend to not like changes but once you get used to it, you cannot go back anymore! Of course, I see on Tom’s blog that many people are saying, eh, not for me, went back to Profile 1.0. I know you are tempted to do that but let me tell you, web standard compliant means you can actually do MUCH more to your layout, you can see how the css zen garden does it! Come on people, it’s time to move to web standard compliant sites (in this case Profile 2.0) and start using FireFox! Yes, I’m talking to you, IE6 users! 😀 Anyway, the good news is that all of the layouts on our site are going to be Profile 2.0 compatible soon so stay tuned for the release!
1) Profile 2.0 does not have any contact box or network box images. Those graphics from Profile 1.0 won’t be carried over. (But the banner layouts sorta works!)
2) The way you update profile is gonna be significantly different. We don’t have an automated way for a while, so people would have to manually copy and paste codes into the MySpace Profile 2.0 editor.
3) If you had CoolChaser layout from Profile 1.0, you would have to manually delete all the codes once you convert to Profile 2.0, as they disable all CSS styles and make them to plain text. (so you will have lots of nerdy codes showing up on your About me)
4) Did I tell you that you can’t use our current codes for Profile 2.0? So, we will be offering BOTH Profile 1.0 codes and Profile 2.0 codes on our site soon 🙂
Will let you know soon~!
5) Also, tiny layouts won’t work anymore, but you can shrink the layouts using MySpace’s Editor (you can select the width). And any advanced CSS won’t be carried over either, so theme creators will have to rewrite the code (or add code) for it to work on 2.0. This is because all the class names are different so you need to assign the style to the appropriate class… hope this makes sense!
Update [Nov 14]:
We have a not quite fully tested version of our CoolChaser layout editor that works with Profile 2.0. If you’re brave enough, please help test it out at http://staging.coolchaser.com
Post your experiences good or bad on our forums page
Update [Nov 15]: It’s released!