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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Ask.com Gets More Personal With Skins

imageAsk.com introduced skin feature last year when Ask3D launched. Skins allows you to change the design of the Ask.com homepage. It was a small part of the whole Ask3D package, but it's quickly become popular on a millions-of-people level, all skinning to their hearts' content.

Till now, Ask.com users can choose the skin from available skin options. But now, skins become more personal. Users can upload their own skins. All you have to do is use the new upload feature on Skins.

Let's say you have a really sweet photo and you want to add it to the Ask homepage. Click the Skins bubble on the Ask homepage:


Click the "Upload Your Own" button to reveal the upload dialog.


You can select an image from your computer or enter an image URL. Don't forget to the check the box that Legal team made us add; then click the "I Agree" button.


Now you can decide on a name for your skin, which color text to use, and where you would like the skin aligned on the homepage.

Once you're done, click the "Next" button to confirm your new skin.


Does everything look OK to you? If not, you can always go back and make some changes. Also If you don't want to use it now, you can choose an option to "Save it for later". If everything looks fine then click the "Use This Skin Now" button and just like magic: the Ask homepage is your own!


Browsing Skins

You can also use the images from library. Just go to http://skins.ask.com  or click the "See All Skins" button in the Skins bubble on the homepage.

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