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I’m not a great fan of MySpace. But with 150 squillion members, it pays to have a presence there. Here’s a new way to make it look nice.

MySpace

This is my MySpace page. At least, that’s what it looks like at the moment. I’ve been trying out the new free MySpace profile layout service, Love My Flash.

I’m more of a fan of the simple layout — and I risk contradicting my own guidelines for MySpace taste and deceny — but I’m pretty impressed. Love My Flash has employed professional designers to come up with a range of not-unpleasant flash-based MySpace layouts.

I like the look of the one I’ve chosen, but I don’t like that you have to click something in order to get any information at all about me. That will bug me quite quickly, I think.

That said, it’s worth remembering that Love My Flash is very new, and they’re adding more designs — but what they have already is pretty good. And they install in seconds.

If you use MySpace for your music business, and you’re struggling with making your own page presentable, you could do a lot worse than use the Love My Flash service.

And yeah – it’s free.

Further reading:
The Web Designers Guide To MySpace — that will be my next project, I think. I’d prefer good layout and design with regular text than replacing it all with flash animation.

Hacking a More Tasteful MySpace — Mike Davidson’s CSS project. This is what I was using until today.

Ad Blocker and Ad Slicer for MySpace will make the experience of MySpace more pleasant for you too.