untill recently myspace only ever acknowledged the fact that you could alter your profiles with this laugh out loud obtuse bit of text on the help faq:
Adding color, graphics, and sound to your profile page is easy and requires only a basic knowledge of HTML (the programming language used to create web pages on the Internet). Simply go to “Edit Profile” and enter the desired HTML coding where appropriate.If you do not know HTML, you can reach out and make a new friend by asking someone who has color, graphics, and/or sound on their Profile page how they did it. People on MySpace are friendly and always willing to help, so just ask! This is a great way to meet new people!
occasionally i would go back and read it just to give myself a giggle. of course myspace was never intended to be customisable but unfortunately, unlike flickr or deviantArt, it was also violently ugly. for the longest time the good ship myspace has just shuffled it’s feet nervously and muttered the above you-can-but-we-won’t-tell-you-how whilst a virtual sea of profile generators, editors and hack sites have sprung up.
but finally the time has come. ah, the inevitable bell of progress tolls even through myspace… yes, they now have… an oficial profile editor!
oh my lord, i thought, finally they are embracing the user’s desire to make pretty, finally they will offer a tidy, official way for people to do it – perhaps even with valid css???
this is it folks…
i think i laughed out loud for a good ten minutes. especially since the first beta launch didn’t work AT ALL on anything other than IE
beta? (i chortled on firefox) beta? it’s a fucking photo!
and you can only find it through google, it’s impossible to actually find on the site itself. i realise it’s still on trial – but it’s a bit like vogon planning permission isn’t it? i mean, why bother.
they are also now offering a support page for profile cutomisation. the header text is in comic sans. need i say more?
oh yeah, and i’m pretty sure they’ve just gone to mygen or somesuch and nicked all their codes to make this shitty little effort.
my oh my oh myspace.