it’s no secret, the most popular site on the internet is composed of some of the ugliest code, and even uglier page layouts. Some claim this is by design. Others spend all day whining about it (and anything else they can think of).
And then, there are some, who hook a brotha up. Some coding genious (or boredom) has struck some individuals, inspiring them to hack apart myspace’s rats-nest of tables, and turn their myspace page into something classy. Taking Eston Bond‘s myspace hacks kit, and some of my own time, I’ve turned my myspace page into something a bit less cringe-worthy.
some sweet features also hooked in: an open source flash based mp3 player, so that I can play some of my own awesome tunes (make sure you at least check out the 2nd track).
also, a handy flash-based RSS reader, posting a snip of the latest blog post i’ve made on here, on my myspace page (instead of the stupid myspace blogs that i NEVER used.
And of course, everything is hard coded to MY specs (heh, myspec), putting whomever I want in my top 3/5/8/16/256 (ok i dont have that many friends). Currently my layout is a modification of Eston’s original template, but now that I’ve got a hang of what myspace will let fly, I’m venturing into designing my own from scratch.
Warning: this is NOT for the faint of heart. Even with Eston’s well written walkthrough, you need a VERY solid understanding of CSS (though you can throw standards out the window) to make this work. But yeah. Dont run my page through a validator, cuz it just ain’t happening.
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