v3.5 Create Your Own Theme!

Today AwesomeStart released a new feature that allows users to create their own startpage theme. The site previously let users customize their own startpage based on over four hundred themes in their gallery. Now users can create their own theme.

Create a Startpage
Create a Startpage

The new theme creator is now up at https://awesomestart.com/create/ and is ridiculously easy to use. You enter the URL of an image, select a few colors, and name the theme.

The theme is saved on your computer via cookies, but you can then go the extra mile and publish it to the site. All you have to do is enter the URL you’d like and click the publish button.

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Anyone can use a published theme by going to the chosen URL and setting it as their homepage. These pages can easily be shared using the “Share” link in the upper right hand corner of each page.

AwesomeStart has also integrated the new public themes into the main site search and gallery. After a brief delay, the theme will show up in the public gallery. The gallery allows users to view submissions by tags to make browsing even easier.