05.10.2006 - AIM Pages Beta
Today marks the beta launch of AIM Pages, AOL's new social networking initiative. Go and check it out - its free and honestly, pretty damned cool. All you need is your AIM screen name to log in. Once there, hit the "Create a Profile Now" link to get to what we call "Publisher". This is the part I've been involved with.
Here is where you get to drag and drop all sorts of nifty modules (think dashboard widgets on the web. See the microformat definition for them here), style the page, apply themes and whatnot. Once you've decided on a look, just hit the "Publish" button and an XHTML document will be generated and put out on the web at aimpages.com/yourScreenName/.
Some documentation on getting you started with AIM Page Modules:
- ModuleT - Our Microformat for defining a module.
- Developer Forums
- I Am Alpha - The starting point for all things AIM Pages related.
So, give it a whirl and let me know what you think. There are a lot of features still to be added, and you may hit the occasional bug, but its in a really solid and usable state all the same. Currently supported browsers are MSIE6 and Firefox/gecko based browsers. Safari support is in the works.
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