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100 New Themes


Not to be outdone by this season’s fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris, Netvibes introduces it’s new Fall collection of themes: 100 to be exact, in a variety of colors and categories, from scenery to seasons, cartoons, holidays and more. Get stylish with a new theme simply by clicking Settings on the upper-right corner of your Netvibes page.

Our new themes are built on a new open structure that enables you to fully customize your Netvibes page, including the Big Green Button (“Add Content” Button). Changing your theme is easy, check out the screencast below.

Even cooler, you can also import your favorite themes from other sources. In your browser address bar, just type http://www.netvibes.com/?theme= followed by the XML theme address.

This is just our first walk down the runway, but soon we’ll unveil a set of open theme creation tools so you can create and showcase your own designs, too. Stay tuned and let us know what you think.

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28 Responses to “100 New Themes”

  1. #1 | BRL | September 24th, 2008 at 21:10

    How do I change the color of the ugly green button? I’m using exposition blueberry and I absolutely hate the ugly green button. But I see no way to change it. I don’t even see any way to change it on a custom theme. I’m wondering if Netvibes actually knows what "fully customizable" is supposed to mean.

  2. #2 | firmalar | September 24th, 2008 at 21:17

    thanks I’m wondering if Netvibes actually knows what "fully customizable" is supposed to mean.

  3. #3 | Iphone 3g | September 24th, 2008 at 21:42

    I have to admit, the more I use netvibes with the new big green button… the more I love it.

  4. #4 | BRL | September 24th, 2008 at 22:25

    firmalar – A response so inadequate you posted it twice!

  5. #5 | X-Tender | September 24th, 2008 at 22:38

    Thats great! =o)
    Gonna try it out :D

  6. #6 | Jetlag | September 24th, 2008 at 23:35

    This is just what netvibes needed. Thank you Guys!
    and btw, I DO LOVE the big green button!

  7. #7 | jeni | September 25th, 2008 at 05:32

    nice work Netvibes, new themes look great. i happen to love the big green button too!

  8. #8 | Joshua Morgan | September 25th, 2008 at 06:27

    My only suggestion would be to move themes from the Settings dialog box into the Ecosystem, thereby allowing developers to create and share their themes, and allowing users to access widgets and themes via the ‘big green button’ (although it will be weird to select a theme by clicking ‘add content’). Also, getting users to type http://www.netvibes.com/?theme= along with the XML name of the theme isn’t very intuitive.

    Just some thoughts. Keep up the good work!

  9. #9 | Maurice (Netvibes) | September 25th, 2008 at 06:28

    BRL, firmalar: by "fully customizable", we mean that you can change all the components of your page: the header, the tabs, the widgets, the footer, and the "Add content" button. Right now we’re supporting the same properties than other start pages (for compatibility reasons) but we’re looking forward to add more customization options.

  10. #10 | Joshua P Morgan | September 25th, 2008 at 06:38

    It appears that the XML theme file follows the guidelines/specifications posted here: code.google.com/apis/them…

    For end users this means iGoogle themes can be used!

  11. #11 | Joshua Morgan | September 25th, 2008 at 06:44

    For developers wanting to get a jump-ahead at creating themes for Netvibes, use information available here: code.google.com/apis/them…

    As Netvibes is using the iGoogle spec, it means that end users can use pre-existing iGoogle themes on Netvibes using the http://www.netvibes.com/?theme= method described in the blog post.

  12. #12 | BRL | September 25th, 2008 at 07:22

    Maurice — If that’s what you mean by "fully customizable" then Netvibes is not fully customizable because, as it stands right now, the big, ugly, green button cannot be changed.

    When will Netvibes be fully customizable? When will I be able to rid my page of the ugly, annoying button?

  13. #13 | Joshua Morgan | September 25th, 2008 at 07:31

    You can use this guide (code.google.com/apis/them… to create your own theme and then apply it using the http://www.netvibes.com/?theme= method described above.

    This also means that any iGoogle theme can be used via that method.

  14. #14 | Luke | September 25th, 2008 at 07:53

    I’m looking forward to creating one of my own, as these new themes are pretty cool (well some of them), however I think they all have the text/feeds on a white background. I just want it black (like the Darkvibes theme, which I’m using now), it’s easier on the eyes in the morning and saves energy :)

  15. #15 | Peter | September 25th, 2008 at 08:05

    Good move!
    But I would like to have a free floating page to place widgets of different sizes where I want.
    With a 22" screen I have a lot of space and fixed 1-4 columns are not the best for my own stylish netvibes page.

  16. #16 | AnA-l | September 25th, 2008 at 08:06

    Actually, if you’re on a LCD, you’re completely wrong. As the normal state of a pixel in an LCD is letting pass the light, the less consuming color for any LCD screen is white. Well try anyway.

  17. #17 | Luke | September 25th, 2008 at 08:44

    @AnA-I:

    Mm, guess you’re right didn’t think of that, well it’s still easier on the eyes and looks better :)

  18. #18 | Maurice (Netvibes) | September 25th, 2008 at 09:59

    For those of you who are interested in creating a theme, we’re openning a forum on the Developer Network website: dev.netvibes.com/forum/vi…

  19. #19 | - CReDit | September 25th, 2008 at 13:13

    100 !
    By the way really cool templates

  20. #20 | AnA-l | September 25th, 2008 at 18:33

    Yep, it’s better for the eyes, but not for the planet. Anyway, i dont think the difference is really interesting.

  21. #21 | Winterreifen | September 25th, 2008 at 18:47

    really nice work! The new themes look great, thx netvibes!

  22. #22 | Brian Krassenstein | September 26th, 2008 at 17:25

    I love Netvibes. Amazing new set of themes!
    Brian Krassenstein

  23. #23 | driver indir | September 26th, 2008 at 20:08

    very nice. where is themes download adres ?

  24. #24 | youtube | September 27th, 2008 at 15:54

    nice work Netvibes, new themes look great. i happen to love the big green button too!

  25. #25 | Whiplash Neck Injury | October 4th, 2008 at 18:34

    I tripped over this blog whilst surfing around; had never heard of Netvibes before now. Really cool idea! Congrats! O.K., back to the Internet wilderness for me ;)

  26. #26 | Private Krankenversicherung | October 8th, 2008 at 08:17

    nice work Netvibes, new themes look great. i happen to love the big green button too!

  27. #27 | Flug | October 13th, 2008 at 15:23

    Awesome Post as usual, thanks for this, guys! There are some really beautiful themes, great work!

  28. #28 | Disney Games | October 15th, 2008 at 10:04

    wow what a nice themes, i really liked them.

    Thank you very much for share this great update.

    Good Luck.