Do you want to create browser themes for Firefox and Internet Explorer online without downloading any software? Then this is your opportunity to create Firefox personas and groom your browser the way you want to.
Founded in 2007, Brand Thunder specializes in creating highly interactive browser themes that integrate general web browsing functionality with custom content and tools that make it easy to stay engaged with those who follow your brand. But what does that mean? Well, a great example would be the theme they did for the news site: The Huffington Post.
This theme has a simple design that’s easy on the eyes and yet keeps both The Huffington Post brand and content in front of those using the theme. According to The Huffington Post this theme yielded some impressive results to the tune of an 8x increase in site visits from those using the browser! That means people who read The Huffington Post on average about 5 times per month where now visiting the site 40 times per month! Obviously, this custom browser thing has got its perks. So how can you get in on the action?
Fortunately for those of you without the resources of a HuffPo, you don’t have to hire a team to make a theme like this for you. You can create one yourself in minutes with BT:Engage, Brand Thunder’s new browser theme tool. Here’s how…
Click – “Create a new theme”
Select which browser you will be designing for. I’ll be sticking with Firefox but the steps should be extremely similar if not the same for both.
Choose a background. Since I’m designing my theme around the website NPXP.com, I’m going to use the properties window to make my background black to match the look of their site.
Add your logo. First you’ll want to click on the “My Images” tab in the assets section at the bottom of the page. Next you’ll need to upload the logo you’re using from your computer. I simply went to the NPXP.com website, screen-captured the logo on the about page and uploaded that. Once your logo image appears in the assets area, click on it and drag it over top of the theme you’re creating. When you release the mouse button the image will be loaded and placed automatically. Adjust image size according to your personal taste, but be sure to click the “lock aspect ratio” check-box in your properties window so as not to mess up your logo’s dimensions while resizing.
Here is what mine ended up looking like.
Hyperlink your logo so that one click will take you or anyone else using this theme right to the source. Of course, I’ll enter the link: NPXP.com
Choose a widget that encourages the types of engagement you’d like to see from those who will use this theme. Since NPXP.com has a blog, I’m going to drag the RSS widget up and paste the NPXP.com RSS link into the properties window. Be sure to click “validate” and then “save.”
Click Finish and install! Once you’ve click the finish button at the top left hand corner, your theme will be built and you’ll be taken to another page where you can download and install your theme for free. You can also share this page with others so they can use your theme as well.
Here is the theme download page for the NPXP browser theme. Download for free: https://bt-engage.com/themes/hwgkp/NPXP-com
And don’t forget to check out their cool browser themes for Google Chrome @ https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search?q=brand+thunder