Announcing the WinCustomize/Maxthon 2.0 Skinning Competition!

Personalize your browsing experience, win cool stuff

Monday, August 20, 2007 by Zoomba | Discussion: WinCustomize News

WinCustomize, in partnership with Maxthon International Limited is pleased to announce the Maxthon 2 Skin Competition!  Starting this week, skinners from all over the globe will be able to design, build and submit their own custom Maxthon 2.0 browser skins to WinCustomize.com to compete for prizes and bragging rights in the skinning community.

Maxthon is one of the most customizable web browsers out there and has taken the Chinese market by storm with over 10 million users world-wide, and just this month released the final 2.0 version of the software to users.  With the release of 2.0 and it's vast number of improvements, now is the perfect time to check out the software and get to skinning it!

Most browsers either aren't skinnable, or have limited customization capabilities, making Maxthon an ideal browser alternative to those wanting to customize every aspect of their Windows experience!

Entries will be judged by WinCustomize and Maxthon staff and select community members.  We're really looking forward to see what great designs the skinning community will come out with!

For those interested, the contest details are as follows:

Eligibility:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • No geographic restrictions
  • Must have a WinCustomize account

Submission Rules:

  • Skins must work with Maxthon 2.0
  • Skin must be new and original work.  You may NOT submit skins that have been previously posted to any website or for any contest.
  • Artwork used in skin must be your own.

Prizes:

  • Most Creative: Canon SD800 Digital Camera
  • Most Usable: Apple iPod Nano 4GB
  • Most Popular: Wacom Graphire 4x5 Tablet

Judging

  • All entries for Most Creative and Most Usable will be judged by a panel made up of WinCustomize and Maxthon staff.
  • Most Popular will be judged by a combination of panel voting and user voting.

Deadline:

  • Skins must be uploaded to WinCustomize no later than 11:59pm EST on October 31st, 2007 (UPDATED)

Important Links

Any questions?  Either leave them in the comments here, or send an email to mikec AT stardock DOT com with the subject "Maxthon Skin Contest"

[digg]http://digg.com/tech_news/Maxthon_2_0_Skinning_Contest[/digg]

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messiah1
Reply #1 Monday, August 20, 2007 3:20 PM
Cool...let the contests begin.
SKoriginals
Reply #2 Monday, August 20, 2007 3:51 PM
Sounds intresting, might actually have to check into this... as a side note, after looking at the site and the skins already there I wonder how many of them asked permission for thier submissions   
JeremyG
Reply #3 Monday, August 20, 2007 4:32 PM
Ewww Maxthon 2 is a shell of what 1.x was. They drank the google-juice.
drkshdw4u
Reply #4 Monday, August 20, 2007 6:27 PM
is google-juice good ? lol
sleepydawg
Reply #5 Monday, August 20, 2007 8:33 PM
We have a Maxthon Gallery at WinCustomize.com? That one was news to me.
I used it once a long time ago. Maybe I will try it again. 10 million Chinese cant be wrong.
BoXXi
Reply #6 Monday, August 20, 2007 8:54 PM
Yikes! Just looked at the skinning method....... too tough for me!
v1rtuoso
Reply #7 Monday, August 20, 2007 9:12 PM
Hmmm... Maxthon vs. Firefox... which is better?
Jafo
Reply #8 Monday, August 20, 2007 9:24 PM

10 million Chinese cant be wrong.

Or was that 'Wong'? [some jokes are really old]....

scottaco
Reply #9 Monday, August 20, 2007 9:35 PM
That's incredible news! I've been using Maxthon for years. I haven't liked the skins for M2 yet, but with the talent here...let's just say I'm giddy.

I don't know how much this will help, but the skin Escape the Net for Maxthon 1 was the most downloaded and used. Possibly for usability and cleanliness.
patrick24
Reply #10 Monday, August 20, 2007 11:12 PM
Yikes! Just looked at the skinning method....... too tough for me!


Tell me about it.
I would love to enter this contest, but trying to skin this browser is very difficult. There is no app (that I know of) which can be used to skin Maxthon, and the wiki skinning reference isn't much help either. After hours of rigor, I still can't figure out how to do seemingly simple things, and you have to edit everything in the code too!
If anyone could point me to some good sources, that would be much appriciated!
SteveGosselin
Reply #11 Monday, August 20, 2007 11:47 PM
Hmmm... Maxthon vs. Firefox... which is better?

Nope, Maxthon = Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer (Maxthon, AvantBrowser,...) vs. Firefox vs. Opera vs. Safari vs. Konqueror...
Skinhit
Reply #12 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 1:17 AM
Sounds like a marketing ploy to me....
JeremyG
Reply #13 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:01 AM
Sounds like a marketing ploy to me....


exactly.
icaction
Reply #14 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 9:56 AM
Hmmm... Maxthon vs. Firefox... which is better?



e... maybe firefox
but i'll try maxthon
ZubaZ
Reply #15 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 10:25 AM
Sounds like a marketing ploy to me...

A skinner or two get a prize
The community gets skins
The browser gets publicity

Everyone's a winner!
Vad_M
Reply #16 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:42 AM
Agree with Zubaz.  

Can somebody help me to find the link where we may upload our skins. Or the Maxthon gallery is not created yet?
ZubaZ
Reply #17 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 11:58 AM
Can somebody help me to find the link where we may upload our skins. Or the Maxthon gallery is not created yet?

View (empty as yet):
Maxthon Gallery at WinCustomize.com


Upload:
http://www.wincustomize.com/upload2.aspx
Vad_M
Reply #18 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 12:38 PM
Thank you! I found it. The gallery is just empty...

Ok. It will be full much soon.
VishalGuptaMVP
Reply #19 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 3:19 PM
Hi all

Its a great opportunity for showing our skills and win those cool prizes.
I'm working on a new skin for Maxthon 2.x and will upload it soon.

Regards
Vishal Gupta
Microsoft MVP - Windows : Shell/User
JinnRikki
Reply #20 Tuesday, August 21, 2007 6:37 PM
Great! I've used Maxthon for years, it had tabs (IE2) before anyone I think. It sadly lacks a variety of skins.

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