I bet you all downloaded Firefox 3.6.
One of the new features is Personas, which allows you to instantly change the look of your Firefox with thousands of easy-to-install themes.
There are thousands of Personas to choose from, with more added every day, because users can upload their own, in a growing library with more 35,000 submissions.
Personas work with any type of computer that has Firefox installed. This includes Mac, Linux and Windows platforms.
This means if you design a popular theme, thousands (if not millions) of Firefox users will have your Persona theme installed. Creating a Personas theme can be a fun way to promote your brand. It’s easy, free and won’t take you more than a couple of minutes.
Probably you won’t become famous with your Personas theme, but it’s something you should create, especially if you are a graphic artist. Creating various personas with your artwork can attract visitors to you site. Basically the process would be something like this:
People browse Personas to custom their Firefox, they see you awesome skins and become fan of yours.
Let’s create a custom Firefox Persona!
To create your Firefox Persona you will need:
* Firefox 3.6
* The Persona Plus plugin
* An header image, 3000×200 pixels, jpg or png and lighter than 300k
* A footer image, 3000×100 pixels, jpg or png and lighter than 300k (only the size changes)
The header will be aligned to the right, so right-hand side of the image should have the most important information – as a user increases the width of the browser window, the browser reveals more of the left-hand side of the image, and the footer will be aligned to the left… so left-hand side of the image should have the most important information – as a user increases the width of the browser window, the browser reveals more of the right-hand side of the image.
Save your images with the highest quality possible, while keeping them under 300k (I couldn’t manage to save mines as png, so I save them as jpg 95%)
These are details of the header and footer I used for my Persona skin:
Once you created the images, this page allows you to test and submit it.
Now, if you have Firefox 3.6, go and check my Persona!!