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The Downfall of Personas

Now, Firefox’s new Personas feature has seem taken off really well.  Each time I visit the Personas web site, there are more and more backgrounds to use for Firefox.  So with such a good start, what will be the downfall of the Personas?

It all comes down to quantity over quality.  Some of these backgrounds just are not any good.  The same could be said for many Firefox themes too, but with Personas – there are a few simple things that could go a long way before you submit it for the public, that would be so easy to check into.

For example, look at this:

Can You Read This?

I am not going to use a Persona where I can’t read anything inside of the browser. 

Other annoyances would be having text in the background, having the background be too busy, and general “why the heck did you think that would make a good background” questions of designing competence.

So you tell me, what makes for a better Firefox Persona or have you been turned off my many of the ugly background out there? Post your feedback and thoughts in the comments.

Like Staying in a Cheap Las Vegas Casino, Glowy Themes

The “Glowy” series of themes never won me over greatly.  Mainly, this is due to the reason that they remind me of a cheap Las Vegas Casino.  I don’t want to say too many harmful words – I mean I am sure there are people who love this series of themes.  I’d just rather not have my browser look so.. well, tacky.

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Click the image above to go to that theme’s download web page.  If there is anything nice to be said, it would be that at least they aren’t another Apple-theme clone.  Now those, I could really do without. 

So cheers to the “Glowy” series, and for making the PimpZilla theme almost look boring with it’s over to the top antics.