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Hub Skins

  1. kappa022 profile image60
    kappa022posted 8 years ago

    I'm wondering if Hub Pages will eventually allow people to create their hub pages with differently themed "skins" or backgrounds relevant to their hub. I think if a couple of web designers could create some neat style sheets that people could use on their own hub pages, it would help some of the pages standout and look better.

    Is this something that is in the works?

  2. Whitney05 profile image69
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    Do you mean like background textures and pictures?

    If so, I don't like that idea. Makes things ahrd to read when you come to websites like that. I'd be a real turn off.

    1. C.S.Alexis profile image88
      C.S.Alexisposted 8 years ago in reply to this


      I agree, Good Hubs stand out on their own we do not need all the background juice. I think it is a distraction.

  3. Olive S. profile image59
    Olive S.posted 8 years ago

    Hubpages is a nice thoughtful community, simple yet full of great hubs and hubbers. That's why it is so special, not like any other site, so let's keep it that way.

  4. d d laws profile image61
    d d lawsposted 8 years ago

    What are hubskins? are they like back ground colors?

  5. Olive S. profile image59
    Olive S.posted 8 years ago

    yea, you know like myspace.

  6. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Skins are a bit too "average" for my liking. I think the current layout is good - it's consistent. I like to make my hubs look good with good content rather than background fluff.

  7. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    If you mean like MySpace, I say "no thanks, spare me the raging eyesores."

  8. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Honestly, have you SEEN some of the myspace layouts available?  Some of them take 30-40 seconds to load, and I'm on a corporate network (which means super highspeed.)  I shudder to think of the kinds of things spammers would throw around, much less the terrible things that would happen if, say, a hubber added music to their pages.  Eww.

  9. spuds profile image21
    spudsposted 8 years ago

    We do not want Hubpages to become like MySpace, the ugliest website ever.

  10. Panic 39 profile image60
    Panic 39posted 8 years ago

    I think the skins would take to much away from the hubs. I like MySpace but to many people use these backgrounds with no thought and all there text is extremely hard to read. HubPages serves a different purpose anyways.

  11. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    While somewhat bland the thing about HubPages is uniformity.

    Being able to deliver information without distraction.

  12. Write On! profile image87
    Write On!posted 8 years ago

    One aspect about HubPages that I find incredibly refreshing IS that there is literally AIR to breathe - when you click on any HUB..  and SPACE - which then requires each author on a level playing field - to then CREATE - independently upon that beautiful fresh palate!

    Combined with great content - this is a way for individual authors to 'see' the differences in each others works.  I love this. 

    Click on one Hub and although at first glance it may seem 'plain' - it allows all to very quickly - without a bandage (skin) actually determine IF they are going to receive the work of a true author versus a spammer, etc...

    For me personally - even to change our basic background to an off-white would be a very poor decision...  IMHO.

    It is to me - one of the very de-LIGHT-FUL aspects of HubPages... and one of the reasons that I personally - was drawn to HP.

    The current layout and theme of HP is a good atmosphere in maintaining a very slick magazine-like feel and a professional appearance to HubPages. 

    Yes - the uniformity on this basic foundation is very much a part of the eye appeal that people experience when first finding HP - and wanting a continuing relationship overall with many here.

    This is a place online that is fresh to the eye - and that is good.  Clean, sharp and modern are what HP is about and I really feel that this is what sets HubPages apart from any other place like it online.

    My two cents:-)

  13. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    I enjoy the layout of Hubpages, and how the content of each individual hub speaks for itself rather than relying on the color scheme or custom graphics to create a mood.  I think the content should speak louder than anything else.  Hubpages as a site succeeds in showcasing content, rather than flashy graphics.  I like it. smile

  14. William F. Torpey profile image84
    William F. Torpeyposted 8 years ago

    I agree with all the comments. HubPages looks good the way it is. It's very professional looking while at the same time allowing a variety of layouts and design complementing  the subject matter. I hope there will be no major changes in that regard in the foreseeable future.

  15. Betty Jo Petty profile image60
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 8 years ago

    I prefer the white background.  I find it easy reading.

    I say let's leave some things up to those people working behind the monitors.  hehe.


  16. VioletSun profile image71
    VioletSunposted 8 years ago

    I enjoy change when change is good, but when it comes to hubpages I prefer it the way it is. The pages load fast, the format is very polished.

  17. compu-smart profile image80
    compu-smartposted 8 years ago

    Just say NO to skins!!

    1. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
      Stacie Naczelnikposted 8 years ago in reply to this


      There are a lot of things I say yes to, but skins are not one of them.

  18. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image89
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 8 years ago


  19. seamus profile image61
    seamusposted 8 years ago

    Generally, I'd prefer not to have skins. However, I think if style sheets are done well that HP could continue to have beautiful, clean pages AND provide a unique look.

    That said, I don't feel too strongly for it. I just felt bad that the OP asked a question and everyone said no. smile