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Stickam Profile Editor Updated – CuStickam 2.0

CuStickam, the “Official Stickam Profile Editor”, has been updated to version 2.0 (note: CuStickam is not developed by Stickam). We wrote about CuStickam back in August and it looks like CuStickam’s been busy. Not only has it undergone significant changes and updates, it’s been linked directly from Stickam’s “Edit Profile” page for some time now.

The customization interface is much nicer and the preview feature is a nice addition. Once you are done, just cut and paste into your Stickam profile and that’s it. However, if you create an account on CuStickam, you will be able to save your layouts and images, share your customizations or use other’s layouts.

In the limited time we’ve spent on the site, we do have a complaint about the image and layout gallery. The image gallery thumbnails are way too small and it requires 2 clicks to view them in a larger size. There is already a “details” pop-up, why not just include a larger thumb there with a link to the full size? The layout gallery has no thumbnails at all and the links are just ID numbers. This definitely needs improvement. Overall, we are still very impressed with CuStickam.

Slated for future release are forums, chats and auto-insert into your Stickam profile. These features would round out CuStickam pretty nicely and help both CuStickam and Stickam gain popularity and traction. Let’s hope Stickam does more than just link to CuStickam. They should partner up with CuStickam or provide them with a preferred status API so that CuStickam can develop more interesting add-on services. For example, CuStickam can host their chat directly on Stickam as a preferred partner/sponsor channel. This model can be carried out with other smaller content specific community sites that would love to have a hosted video chat system.

While the lockout by MySpace hurts Stickam (and another post), it looks like Stickam’s starting to gain some traction. If they continue to refine their system, work out the bugs and encourage third party services, they will have a nice social network of their own.

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  1. October 11th, 2006 at 04:33 | #1

    Thank you for the very nice write up! I run Custickam with Dan, who deals with all the design and layout (he did a good job on new version!) He also does the actual generator coding. I deal with basically everything else.. I will go over some of the things you mentioned.

    First off, we (mainly me) was VERY busy working on the functionality of the new version.. I basically spent 24/7 for a week on redoing the entire site.. There is still more to come though. And as you mentioned, we have been linked in Stickam for over a month now.

    The image sizing “issues” are mainly due to the design of the site, I had to work with what I got (at least for this version!) so bigger thumbnails, and more room to work with wasnt something I could really work with. As far as putting the thumbnail into a popup, that is definently a possibility.

    As far as the layout gallery, this is definently something I have been working on, and I completely agree. There just isnt a solution that I have found to doing on the fly screen captures, at least not through a *nix server. Its definently a feature I would like to add in the future, but for now it will have to wait. If you have any further suggestions for the layout gallery, please let me know!

    The feature I am most wanting to implement is the ability to auto insert your layout into your Stickam account. As of right now, the Stickam security measures is blocking us (as far as from what I have tried) and I have not got any response regarding the matter from the guys at Stickam. I also agree about the partnership, whether or not that will happen, not or later.. one can only hope!

    Thanks for the great write up and I look forward to reading more in the future!

  2. October 13th, 2006 at 09:04 | #2

    Good to hear all the work planned on the site.

    Have you guys taken a look at WebShotsPro? They have both free and paid services for doing thumbnails/screenshots on the fly. It may work for you guys.

    There is a couple of issues though. You will have to remove the password protection from the “preview” pages in order for WebShotsPro to take a screencap. And, you may want to move the “code” box from the top to maybe the bottom so that the screencap gets more of the layout.

    Here are two examples of the free APIs using your front page.

    mouseover link — CuStickam

    Free Website Screenshot Thumbnails provided by WebShotsPro.com

  3. October 13th, 2006 at 12:35 | #3

    hmm.. i will look into it more. thanks

  4. October 13th, 2006 at 18:54 | #4

    Automatic thumbnails are now created for all layouts saved!

  5. November 19th, 2006 at 11:13 | #5

    Update: WebShotsPro.com has discontinued their free service.

    If you would like to try another free mouseover preview service, you can take a look at snap.com and their offering.

  6. March 27th, 2007 at 22:00 | #6

    hey i have a question
    i edited my stickam profile using cuStikam , but some parts i edited myself. and im trying to creat div overlay profile. It works only with Mozilla but i wont work when i open it with IE. Whats wrong with that? Can you please help me so i can finish it soon :P pleaasee…

  7. March 28th, 2007 at 08:20 | #7

    Hi chickenbak84, email was sent to you.

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