So, I finally got myself a MySpace account. Yeah, I know–at 43 I’m a little older than the target demographic. So what. I’m comfortable with my age. You deal with it. Besides, having a MySpace account allows me to see what my kids are doing (and what’s being done to them). It’s not going to be so easy if (when) my oldest gets a Facebook account.
Looking through other MySpace profiles reminds me of the early years of proportional-spaced fonts, WYSIWYG editors, and color printers. Can you say Ransom Note style? Garishly colored or graphic backgrounds provide a backdrop for tiny, low-contrast text and scattered pictures. Where’s the tag when you really need it?
I assumed that I could write some CSS to make my own stunning, understated, elegant profile. I assumed wrong: it’s not so easy with MySpace. I’m back to the default look.
Fortunately, I don’t have to blaze a path. Mike Davidson recently fought this battle. Wow!