So, what are you doing New Year’s Eve? Apparently, many are opting to stay home but this doesn’t mean they will not be socializing. People are staying connected via technology. Whether it be with friends, relatives or online acquaintances, many will be turning to social networking sites for connectivity. While it seems everyone is getting into the social networking phenomena and adding some sort of social structure to their site, those that are popular are MySpace, FaceBook and Friendswin.
There are two camps on the look of your page within the social structure. Either you go with a theme that you feel relates best to you and you stick with it, or, you change the look of your page just about every time you are logged in. If you plan to be connected this New Year’s Eve, I’d like to suggest a few templates that you might be interested in using to give your page the holiday feel and festive boost.
Hotprofileplus gives you seven layouts to choose from if you use the words “New Years” in your search. The interesting thing about the site is it gives ratings to the layouts using a five star system as well as how many time the layout has been viewed. While my favorite choice from this site is not in the lead in either ranking category, I’d choose the “Skinny New Years with falling confetti” theme because of the motion background with the confetti. If there every was a holiday theme to go for all the tacky bells and whistles, it seems New Years would be the time to do it!
Freecodesource offers many of the same functions with the five star rating and view count per layout. Searching on the same theme, I got six versions to choose from. My favorite is “Time for New Years 2007” it is a classy gold layout with large clock image in the background with the minute hand seconds away from midnight. Freecodesource also offers additions to your site. Some options would be music, or falling snowflakes or a themed cursor image. This seems like a nice touch and a special way to make your page a bit more unique.
Myspaceoryours has got to have the most elegant, most beautiful and most professionally designed layouts I have seen. I am having a hard time choosing a best of category here. I like the “Champagne Toast” layout and the “Happy New Year” layout while I think the “I heart NY” with a skyline of the city would appeal to many. There are other layouts at this site that will knock your socks off! This is a prime site for layouts in my opinion.
If none of these or any other sites you have searched through for templates really make a connections for you, you can create your own. Many sites offer a template generator, Acelayouts seems to have a simple generator that allows you to upload your own images and choose their placement of the page. The user interface seems easy enough to use and something worth your time to generate your own layout – at least once!