What is all this MySpace stuff anyway?
...and where do I start? You may be thinking "I don't even know
what I need to pimp myspace profiles. Do I need MySpace
codes? A MySpace
editor? Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi, you're my only hope."
Well, help is on the way.
Here's some basic information on what's what in the MySpace layout
world. Perhaps definitions would be helpful.
A MySpace layout is a pre-designed, pre-customized layout for your myspace
profile. A MySpace layout code usually contains a background image,
contact table (see definition below), extended network banner, custom
colors, fonts, table backgrounds, and more. Premade
MySpace layouts are your absolute best bet if you don't
know HTML or CSS, don't have a creative bone in your body, or just don't
have the time to sit around tweaking code for your myspace profile.
(And trust me, you can easily blow countless hours working on the stuff—we
To install a premade
myspace layout, all you have to do is copy the premade code and
paste it into your myspace profile. Viola! You have cool
myspace layouts for your profile that will wow and amaze all your
friends. If you're a bit more savvy than the average Joe, you can start
with a premade layout and tweak the code from there to cusomize your
A MySpace background is a premade background (or 'myspace
wallpaper') for your profile. You can kind of think of
it like your desktop wallpaper on your computer, only for myspace. This
background picture is what sits behind your myspace profile for all
your friends to see. It's a reflection of yourself; your personality,
interests, music, etc. If you're a bit more savvy with graphics and
HTML/CSS code, you can start with premade
MySpace backgrounds and build up your custom code from there. Note:
by default, if you use just a background by itself on your profile without
any further code tweaks, most of your myspace
background will be hidden by the giant white box that holds all
your profile information. You'll have to do a bit of profile pimping
to ditch the stark ugliness that is the default
myspace layout. (Not exactly design geniuses, those MySpace people.)
If you already have a full premade layout that you like, but just want
a new background, new myspace
background codes are all you need.
Contact Table is the section of your profile where visitors can
choose from a variety of options to contact you. By default, your contact
table looks something like this:
Good grief, how ugly is that? You may have seen contact
tables for myspace that look entirely different. This is because
people are using special contact table code that replaces the default
content of the myspace
contact box with a custom contact image. Getting a new contact table/contact
box is easy and is just a matter of selecting the one you want from
our site and pasting the contact table code into your profile.
"MySpace code? Are you kidding me?! Do I need to be a computer
programmer for this stuff?" Indeed not, my friend. Thankfully,
we've taken all the work and brain damage out of pimping
myspace profiles. If you were to start from scratch, then yes, you
would need to know at least some basics about HTML code and CSS code
to edit the look of your profile
In a nutshell, MySpace
code is what defines the look and feel of your myspace profile.
(Note: some people say 'MySpace
Codes' with an 's'.) MySpace, like many other sites (including the
one you're on) uses CSS code (Cascading Style Sheets) to control the
way web pages look. CSS tweaks change the way fonts, images, backgrounds,
etc. are displayed. Using premade
myspace codes is an easy way to change the look of your profile.
(Premade MySpace layouts rely on MySpace
CSS tweaks to make your profile look better.) If you leave your
code as-is, you're stuck with the default profile layout which screams
"NOOOOB! I'm new to myspace! Hey, meet my one friend, Tom!"
You don't want that. That's a bad situation right there.
Anyway, MySpace code can be anything from layout code to codes that
new profile sections, codes that hide
your online status, codes that add
comment box forms, etc. In summary, MySpace
codes are used for tweaking the look and function of your profile.
A MySpace Editor is a 3rd party tool that you can use to edit your myspace
profile. MySpace editors provide an easy way to modify your background,
colors, fonts, contact table, network banner and more without having
to know HTML or CSS. We've developed a simple MySpace
Profile Editor for you to use. People love it! Give it
a try and see if a myspace editor is right for you or if you're the
type to get your hands dirty and learn HTML.
MySpace graphics are the pictures / images you can add to your profile
or use in comments on your friends' profiles. MySpace
graphics can be added to just about any section of your
profile and you can use as many graphics as you want. Keep in mind that
the more stuff you add, the longer your profile will take to load when
your friends try to pull it up in their web browser. Remember what yo
Mamma always said: "Everything in moderation..." MySpace
graphics are easy to add, you just copy the graphic code and paste
it into your profile where you want it to go. A little knowledge of
HTML is helpful, as you'll need to use the right image tags for your
graphics and pictures to display properly.
If you've looked at a few myspace profiles, I'm sure you've noticed
music playing on some (assuming you've got speakers, anyway). MySpace
music is a way to add a music player to your profile. This is easily
done with the built-in MySpace music player. All you do is find a band
in MySpace Music and click "Add" next to the song you want.
If you want your own custom playlist, you'll need some myspace music
code and/or a flash
mp3 player to play your songs. Find out more about this in our MySpace