Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Friendfeed Themes For Everyone

FriendFeed and WineImage by Thomas Hawk via Flickr

We all love themes, some of the most innovative and eventful nights I have shared with friends have all pivoted around a theme. Don't worry this isn't going to be a sordid story, details of a conquest or where I unveil something from my past to my followers. Instead the Friendfeed team have unveiled six new designs to choose from which have long been a requested feature.
Designing for a broad user base usually means finding the best middle ground you can, while still retaining the site's core personality. Through rigorous internal testing ("Looks good? Looks good!"), we've come up with several designs that let you add a little more individuality to FriendFeed's UI, making your experience better without distracting from the task at hand.
According to the announcement this is just the beginning as there are more themes in the pipeline and the team will be releasing them a few at a time. Once chosen the themes dictate the display of the entire site, basically when people view our profile it will be visible as the theme they have selected. They have a roadmap for changing this but further details were not made available today! Theme creation was mentioned although to be flexible and compatible with future enhancements these will be more than just uploading pictures and changing colours. To discuss this and keep up with the latest theme developments then this is the place for you. Now back to those sordid tales I mentioned earlier...

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