My MySpace account is still in tact. In fact, today I decided to resurrect my last custom MySpace profile design, seen above. I designed this almost year ago (geez, I am getting old). It was my ode to the overused design elements of Web 2.0, but with a Pink & Green twist. This was my second attempt at hacking my own design, and was an interesting exercise for Photoshop and MySpace hacking. It was fun the first few times. I ended up hacking another design at my old job (original header had to be removed, but it is here), however, designing for MySpace quickly became a pain in the neck. It is the most backwards mess of code I have ever had to accommodate for. There is no logic. Nothing makes sense. It’s a very messy piece of code when you get down to it.
Anyway, as much as I hate and love to hate MySpace, I am stuck with it. I have friends and family who only e-communicate to me via MySpace. Not e-mail, not IM, not Facebook—just MySpace. There are loose tie relationships I maintain on there as well. As much beef as I have with the site, I am here to stay, unfortunately. Geeks across the land can start these deletion campaigns as much as they want, but the rest of the real world still lives with MySpace-colored glasses on. I’ll keep mine on for now.
At least, until everyone leaves and goes to another site.