Gray Flannel Dwarf

12/7/2005

MySpace is strange

From here:

Q. How do I add color, graphics, & sound to my Profile page?

A. Adding color, graphics, and sound to your profile page is easy and requires only a basic knowledge of HTML (the programming language used to create web pages on the Internet). Simply go to “Edit Profile” and enter the desired HTML coding where appropriate.If you do not know HTML, you can reach out and make a new friend by asking someone who has color, graphics, and/or sound on their Profile page how they did it. People on MySpace are friendly and always willing to help, so just ask! This is a great way to meet new people!

This seems goofy, first of all… is there not one place you can go, one template location to change layouts?

Can someone explain what they hell they mean by this? It seems straightforward anyway…

You may enter HTML/DHTML or CSS in any text field.

So anyway…whatever. Next I enter some CSS in a text field:

body {
margin:0px 0px 5px 0px;
background: #fff;
}

…and it just spits out the raw CSS. This is the behaviour I would expect in the first place — but then, once again, where else do I enter this stuff? Do I have to wrap the CSS in HTML? I have looked all over and not found anything other than the text fields. Pretty shitty documentation all around. Give me a freeform CSS template form or something, for cripes sake.

Update: so yes, it appears you have to wrap the CSS in STYLE tags. Still a bad configuration.


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