Friday, September 3, 2010
2010 Martian Manhunter Personas for Firefox by Ed McGuinness
The other day, one of Rob's readers at The Aquaman Shrine alerted him to the fact that my (and 33% of my readers') internet browser of choice, Mozilla's Firefox were offering Aquaman themed personas. "Personas" are like customizable themes for a browser, except, per Wikipedia, they're "more basic, easier to create, and easier to install, but are limited to changing the header and the status bar of the browser." That's fine by me, because I'm a creature of habit who enjoys a familiar navigation environment. Light ornamentation is all I ask, and amateur designers have gone nuts in the arena of darling superficial augmentation. Of course, I wouldn't be mentioning this if you couldn't choose from the above two Martian Manhunter Personas.
Available absolutely free for download:
Martian Manhunter - Ed McGuinness 3 active users.
Justice League of America-Ed McGuinness 1,323 active users
JLA Collection 12 active users
That first one looks so nice, you'll feel remorse for opening additional tabs.
Now, you may note a disparity in that number of active users. I still haven't replaced my unauthorized Jules & Vincent Pulp Fiction Persona from the add-on's original launch on computer #1 with the JLA one, but I am most certainly the third user of the solo Martian Manhunter on scanning computer #2 (my primary of late.) Won't you join me in enjoying the fine work of Mr. McGuinness and designer Gabe Guterres? I understand if you prefer your Chrome or Safari, but really, Internet Explorer? Crash happy, bug laden, utilitarian, tired default Internet Explorer? Join us in the year 2010, won't you?
Speaking of relative popularity based on Personas:
Superman- 76 related personas, 3,704 users of most popular one
Batman- 120 related personas, 1,900 users of most popular
Wonder Woman- 21 very loosely related, 64 users of legitimate top
The Flash- 14 specific personas, 51 users on top choice
Green Lantern- 30 personas, 200 on top (382 for 2 part image)
Aquaman- 4 personas, 15 on top
Green Arrow- 6 personas, 32 on top
Black Canary- 2 group shots
The Atom- invisible to the naked eye
Hawkman- laid an egg
Hawkgirl- 4 personas, 2 on group shot w/other heroines
Red Tornado- Hah-ha! Usurper!
Steel (John Henry Irons)- 1 with 4 users
Zatanna- 1 on 1
Vibe, Vixen, Gypsy, Steel and the Elongated Man: Not even.
Shazam- Listen to Rob Kelly clapping, folks.