a thumbnail of my myspace theme

NOTICE TO ALL MYSPACE USERS: Myspace sucks, you're here because you know that. Since it has opened to the general public there is no longer any reason not to use FaceBook instead. The MBF lives on as an idea and as a way to make yourself look better when you're forced to use myspace, but at the end of the day Facebook does out of the box everything that was demanded of MySpace by the Beautification Front, use your vote as an internet citizen and use the best service available! Vive L'Elegance!

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MySpace is Ugly

We all know it and wish it weren't so, but MySpace remains one of the ugliest websites ever to pass through HTTP, and is definitely a contender for most popular/ugly site of all time. What can we do though? For some reason everyone loves it, and you do too.

Default Style?

I hacked this MySpace style from one I found here. I did this because the default MySpace style is a shame unto human beings and their ability to sense color. I didn't write my own template from scratch because it is nearly impossible given the attrocious code the wannabe templater is faced with.

This template is simple and maybe even elegant, really it's an example of what I think a site like this should look like. Wouldn't you rather look at this for everyones profile than the blue/orange drivel MySpace wants you to? Yes. Yes you would.

A Proposition:

Instead of keeping the default style to avoid looking like you're trying (as trying reeks of effort) why not create a new default? Admittedly, this isn't a perfect template by any stretch, but it's as good as MySpace's offering and only 8% as ugly.

So here's the plan. I put up the code and instructions to use it and everyone who can't be bothered to use anything but the default follows the quick instructions to reset their default to this. Then all of a sudden MySpace looks way better than it did. Maybe NewsCorp will actually notice and improve their own defaults/code to compete. Wouldn't that be nice?

You ARE the Revolution!

All I ask is that, if you feel like it, you keep the link or banner-link back to the source code, so that as many people as possible can make the switch. If you don't want to clutter up your page with it, no problem, just having a nicer page is 62.5% of the battle!


  1. Copy the code in white below by selecting it and pressing CTRL+C in Windoze/Linux or CMD+C on Mac.
  2. Open your MySpace account up and choose "Edit Profile"
  3. Paste the code (CTRL+V or CMD+V) into the top of the "About Me" box. (if you want your own "about me" text to be on top of the banner then paste the code under your text).
  4. Save and Enjoy! (Tell your friends!)
  5. (OPTIONAL) If you don't like the banner then you can erase the image tag at the bottom of the code and replace it with some text that will link back here. If you can't handle that either then just delete the link entirely.

The Code

<style type="text/css"> p {margin: 0px 0px 1em 0px; font-family: Verdana, sans-serif !important} body{background-color:F8F8F8;} a, a:link, a:visited{color:888888;font-size:12px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} a:hover{color:000000;} b{font-family:arial;font-size:15px;font-weight:100;} strong{font-family:arial;font-size:15px;font-weight:100;} img{border-width:0px;} table{border-width:0px;background-color:F8F8F8;} td{border-width:0px;background-color:F8F8F8;} table table{background-color:F8F8F8;} table table td{background-color:F8F8F8;} table table table{border-width:1px;border-style:solid;border-color:000000;border-top-color:888888;border-left-color:888888;padding:5px;margin:0px;background-color:FFFFFF;width:100%;} table table table td{background-color:FFFFFF;margin:0px;padding:5px;} table table table table{border-width:0px;background-color:FFFFFF;padding:0px;margin:0px;} table table table table td{padding:0px;margin:0px;} form{border-width:0px;background-color:none;} input {color:000000;background-color:ffffff;border-width:1px;border-style:solid;border-color:000000;} font{color:000000;font-size:12px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} a font{color:888888;font-size:12px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} a font:hover{color:000000;} .text{color:000000;background-color:none;font-size:12px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} .btext{color:333333;border-width:0px;font-size:15px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} .nametext{color:000000;background-color:FFFFFF;border-width:0px;font-size:24px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} .whitetext12{color:000000;background-color:FFFFFF;border-width:0px;font-size:18px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} .blacktext12{color:000000;background-color:none;border-width:0px;font-size:16px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial; } .orangetext15{color:000000;font-size:16px;font-weight:normal;font-family:arial;} .lightbluetext8{color:000000;font-size:15px;font-weight:100;font-family:arial;} .redtext{color:000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12px;font-weight:800;} .redbtext{color:000000;font-family:arial;font-size:12px;font-weight:800;} a.redlink:link{color:888888;border-width:0px;font-size:12px;font-family:arial;font-weight:100;} a.redlink:visited{color:888888;border-width:0px;font-size:12px;font-family:arial;font-weight:100;} a.redlink:hover{color:000000;} a.navbar:link{color:888888;border-width:0px;} a.navbar:visited{color:888888;border-width:0px;} a.navbar:hover{color:000000;} a.text:link{color:888888;font-family:arial;font-size:10px;font-weight:100;} a.text:visited{color:888888;font-family:arial;font-size:10px;font-weight:100;} a.text:hover{color:000000;} span {padding: 5px;} .mbfbanner {margin-bottom:8px;margin-top:8px;} </style> <a href="http://simianuprising.com/mbf" href="http://simianuprising.com/mbf" title="myspace beautification front, myspace theme, myspace template, myspace styles, myspace html, myspace code"><img class="mbfbanner" src="http://simianuprising.com/images/mbf.gif" alt="myspace beautification front, do it!" /></a>

A spectre is haunting MySpace, the spectre of elegance!