21 8 / 2012
Support Pussy Riot
The day when members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in a penal colony, thousands of people crowded squares and streets in cities all over the world. Condemnation of the court verdict was expressed in Washington and Stockholm, Kiev and London, Reykjavik, Toulouse, Sidney, St. Petersburg and Moscow.
Many celebrities and human rights organisations have supported the band and asked Mr. Putin to free Nadezhda, Ekaterina and Maria. The list includes names of Madonna, Paul McCartney, Björk, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sting, Yoko Ono and many others. But apparently Russian authorities decided to ignore opinion of the international community and common sense.
However, the fight is not over. The girls are planning to appeal the verdict as they see it as unjust and unproportional to the deed.
We kept believing that Pussy Riot would be released on Friday. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen. We’re adding the balaclavas to our library, so you can put them up on your website and demonstrate your support to the girls. However small this action can be, we know that sometimes last straw breaks camel’s back and hope for the best.
Get “Free Pussy Riot” badges for your blog to support them!
15 3 / 2012
St. Patrick’s Day
Countdown till St. Patrick’s Day is on! This weekend many countries are going to be covered in green. In some of them, the first flowers blossom and cover fields, in others, green overalls and shamrock flags will become a symbol of the upcoming warmth and awakening of spring after long winter.
In many cities around the world crowds of people will participate in parades. Parade hosts in North America and South America, Japan, Australia and Europe have got their hands full with preparations. On 17 March thousands of bars will be open until last client leaves serving beer and snacks. No wonder that St. Patrick is thought to be the most widely celebrated saint’s day in the world. We promise to relax on Saturday too :)
Like millions bartenders, we haven’t come with empty hands to this day either. In our library you can find all sorts of symbols to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day and the Irish culture. Hats, pins, ribbons and shamrocks are waiting for you to pin them up on your website.
One more thing: from this set on we charge for some images in the library. You can still get most of them for free, but we encourage you to show your support to the project and use paid pictures as well.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Don’t drink too much ;)
23 2 / 2012
New level of customization
Since Makeuptor hit 1000 registered websites on Valentine’s Day, for which we opened a bottle of champaign, we have got a lot of feature requests and questions. Most popular of them are if we’re going to let users put up their own pics and if you can add different pics for different pages. We thought through these suggestions and today we’re ready to do some announces.
Can I add my own graphics to the library?
You will be able to add your own graphics to the library and use it as any other object designed specifically for Makeuptor. Custom pictures will be available only for your personal use, i.e. other Makeuptor users will not see them in their libraries. This feature will be implemented soon.
Can I customize only individual pages of my website?
Yes, you can! A few hours ago we rolled out a special setting for that. Every object can now be tied up to either an individual page or whole website. By default, all new pictures will be linked to a page. Decorations that were added earlier will be linked to a whole website, until you might decide to change this setting.
Your feedback, suggestions and warm words mean a lot to us. Keep sending them! :) We wholeheartedly thank you for your support and ideas and promise to get back to you with new features as soon as possible! In the interim, subscribe to our twitter and keep your fingers on the pulse!
03 2 / 2012
Love is all around
Love… love… what is love? Love is what makes you shine deep inside and at the same time worry about someone. It makes mumble even best orators. Few of us can say that they know what love really is. Love is complicated, wild, sometimes shy and definetely blind. We love our parents, partners, children, colleagues and total strangers. Every second, or maybe less, someone falls in love with someone. It’s simply beautiful.
Saint Valentine’s Day is a great occasion to show and tell your secret passion what you’re hopelessly head over heels in love. The love of your life already knows about your feelings? So say it once again! It’s never too much. You don’t love anyone? We don’t believe you!
A famous adage says that a picture is worth a thousand words. Our team coundn’t agree more. That’s why we designed a little bit sentimental, in some way romantically stricken hearts. Make your website ready to celebrate Valentine’s Day, put up some hearts, it’s easy with Makeuptor.
P. S. You don’t have to register to browse through our library
30 1 / 2012
How-to: Decorate your blog on Blogger
This is a short walk through for you guys, who have a blog on Blogger aka blogspot and who want to add sleek Makeuptor labels, buttons and tags. No more chatting, let’s start!
First thing you need to do is to sign up for Makeuptor. Go to makeuptor.com, enter your e-mail address and a password of your choice.
Next step is to type in the address of your blog.
30 1 / 2012
(rus) How-to: Украсить сайт на Народе
У вас есть сайт на «Народе»? Хотите сделать его более индивидуальным: разместить красивые логотипы социальных сетей, где вы присутствуете, добавить кнопки ведущих платежных систем или просто украсить к празднику? Тогда вы пришли по адресу!
Мейкаптор — это сервис, который помогает вам украшать свой сайт, затрачивая минимум усилий. Но для начала вам нужно сделать несколько очень простых шагов.
Чтобы начать пользоваться Мейкаптором, вам нужно пойти на makeuptor.com и зарегистрироваться. Просто введите свой e-mail, желаемый пароль и нажмите Sign up.
27 1 / 2012
(rus) Как кастомизировать магазин в prostoprint.com при помощи Мейкаптора
ProstoPrint.com — это онлайн-сервис, который позволяет просто, быстро и бесплатно открыть собственный магазин футболок, атрибутики и сувенирной продукции. В этом руководстве мы расскажем как с помощью Мейкаптора сделать ваш простопринтовский магазин еще красивее, функциональнее.
Как добавить иконки оплат или ссылки на аккаунты в социальных сетях? Как украсить свой магазин к ближайшему празднику? Наверняка такие вопросы хоть раз задавал себе каждый владелец магазина. Теперь вам не нужно возиться с Фотошопом или html-редактором, чтобы настроить внешний вид вашего сайта так, чтобы он не был похож на другие.
16 1 / 2012
The Internet has been boiling about SOPA for quite a while now. The act has its arguments in favor, but it is gaining even more arguments against every day. Everybody wants to be heard.
Unlike U.S. House of Representatives, we at Makeuptor did hear your voices to add special anti-SOPA labels to our library. So, we’ve done that. If you use tumblr, see the instructions how to add anti-SOPA labels here. Let the word spread among your friends who argue against this bill!
16 1 / 2012
How-to: Decorate your tumblr blog
Use tumblr to share cool stuff with your friends? Want to make it even more fancy without much effort? Then this fairly short illustrated guide is for you.
Step 1. Sign up for Makeuptor
Go to makeuptor.com, enter your e-mail and password you’d like to use for our service. Then specify address of your tumblr blog like this: name-of-your-blog.tumblr.com and click on “Get code”. Don’t close this page as you will need this code later and move to the next step.
Step 2. Add your code on tumblr
This is a bit trickier step, but nothing is impossible, right? To add your code on tumblr, you first of all need to be logged in, then click on the gear-wheel in the top navigation and there click on “Customize your blog”. A panel on the left will appear where you will see a thumbnail of your current theme. Click on “Edit HTML”. There you will see html-code of your page. Find a place in the code before the closing tag </body> and paste the code you received at Step 1. You can click on “Update preview” to make sure that nothing was broken and then click on “Appearance”. You will see that the thumbnail of your theme changed to “Custom theme”. Click on “Save”.
Step 3. Check if everything works
At the previous step you added Makeuptor’s code to your blog and now you need to get back to the code from Step 1 at makeuptor.com and check if everything works. If everything is OK, you can follow the link right there and start adding cool labels to your blog!
12 1 / 2012
Makeuptor goes social
Hello Makeuptor users!
We have a handful of cool new features for you, but first things first: Happy New Year! Hopefully, this year will be as full of great ideas as 2011 was :)
The beginning of 2012 has brought us a great amount of valuable feedback, made us explore new possibilities and prioritize the features we want to implement first. We’re also very grateful for your bug reports, we’re doing our best to roll out bug fixes as fast as we can. You’re the best!
Decorating websites with Makeuptor is fun. But Christmas and New Year have passed, and what happens now? Right now we’re adding new decorations for your website. Posted something new on your blog? Mark it with a shining “NEW”-label! And that’s not it yet.
Dull work of adding links to your social network profiles now can be done playfully. We provide brand-new icons for the most known social networks and we’re looking forward to adding more on your request. Each object you add now can be complemented with an optional link in its settings panel.
We hope you’ll love these new features as much as we do. Subscribe to our blog and stay tuned!