Firefox “Personas”

I have been a long time fan of the browser Firefox. One of the things that makes this browser the best is the thousands of great add-ons available to customize the browser to your personal needs and likes.

I often spend time looking up the newest and best add-ons and when doing so recently I came across “Personas”. Personas is a ” lightweight, easy-to-install and easy-to-change skins” add-on for the Firefox web browser. What is really cool is the ability for anybody to easily create their own skin. Using the Personas website, you are walked through each step of the process with detailed instructions. After being approved by the Personas team, your skin becomes live and available to use personally, or with your consent, for anyone to use under a creative commons license.

One of the coolest features of Personas is the ability to look through their gallery, hover over the skin and have it temporarily apply itself so that you can see how it will look. You know how it goes, you have to try it on to make sure it fits. It looks like the developers took that old adage and applied it well here. FYI…the Personas add-on must be installed for this feature to work.

Inspired by the first day of Autumn, I quickly got to work creating a fast but cute skin for myself. It really was very easy and I can see that in my free time I will get to creating a few more skins. You can see & use my skin by visiting the Personas website and searching under seasonal. I named it Autumn Breeze.

Autumn Breeze Persona

I also created a simple matching wallpaper. You can download it by clicking your resolution below. If you don’t see your size, let me know and I can create and upload it for you.

Autumn Greetings
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UPDATE: September 11, 2010

I’ve gotten many emails asking for this wallpaper without the words so here it is. 🙂

Autumn Pumpkin & Leaves Wallpaper
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I also created an iGoogle theme in this design. I’m really excited about it. It’s really cute!

Enjoy & I hope autumn is showing it’s beautiful colors in your neighborhood.

Autumn Pumpkin & Leaves iGoogle Theme

13 Responses to “Firefox “Personas””

  1. gravatar jenny

    This skin is exactly what I was looking for!!

    They are both so nice (:

    But I don’t know, do you think you could have a wallpaper without the words (‘autumn greetings’)? Maybe a tree or something instead?

    It was just a thought…

    I love having my wallpaper and skins match – I am looking forward to More Stuff from you!!!

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  2. gravatar Christina

    Hey Jenny,
    I think in the future I will be more aware that many of you prefer the wallpaper without words. I actually originally created that wallpaper for myself and when I created the persona, I thought others may appreciate having the matching wallpaper just as I do.

    I’m glad you like them and check back because I will be adding some Christmas ones soon 🙂

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  3. gravatar Amy

    Question: Do you know about how long it takes to get a persona approved? I made one and it’s been 24 hours and it’s not approved yet. :/ Thanks!

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  4. gravatar Christina

    Amy,
    I’ve had them approved in as little as a couple of hours and sometimes up to 24 hours. Most the time is has been fairly prompt. I just submitted one early this afternoon and I was a little surprised to see that it hasn’t gone through yet. My guess is that they have had a lot of submissions. Keep an eye out. The staff at Firefox is on it. 🙂

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  5. gravatar Randy

    Christina,

    This “Autumn Breeze” persona of yours is very very good! It really captures the spirit and mood of Autumn! I love it! I love the wallpaper without the words “Autumn Greetings”…and I love it WITH the words. Either way it’s great! And I think you should make a third version of this wallpaper with its title “Autumn Breeze” in place of “Autumn Greetings” (what a perfect title for your design!). I want to rotate all 3 of them! And I’d like to see both worded versions as personas too. This is a top-notch, grade-A design, Christina! Thanks!

    -Randy

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