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EIGHT - start page - UPDATE by flatmo1 EIGHT - start page - UPDATE by flatmo1

  • HTML + CSS + jQuery start page for web browsers

  • inspired by Windows 8 screenshots

  • easy customizable - via WYSIWYG editor directly in browser

License changed to CC BY-ND 3.0 because of some users, which are sharing not working modifications of my work!

NEW: Support page with download, demo, instructions and FAQs -

thumbnails icons could be find here: Thumbnails for "EIGHT" by ~jeppethe

Update 1.8.2011:

- added WYSIWYG editor of config file - config.htm
- vertically centered screens
- fixed some small bugs in CSS and jQuery

Big update 28.6.2011:

- added ability to have more blocks with names and animated switch between blocks (by clicking, keyboard, mouse wheel)

Update 24.6.2011:

- compatible with Firefox 5.0, Chrome 12, Opera 11.50, IE8
- added ability to change search engine before searching

Update 15.6.2011:

- compatible with Firefox 4.0.1, Chrome 12, Opera 11.11, IE8
- added hover effect (can be used or not)
- custom search engine (google, bing, yahoo)
- settings stored in .js file - thanks ~custofreak for nice idea

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-06-30
although named EIGHT - Firefox start page, this deviation by ~flatmo1 is completely browser- and/or platform-independent. you use chrome, safari, opera, IE, konqueror (to name just a few) on whatever version of windows, linux or mac? don't worry. it just works flawlessly.

it is a nice, elegant, customizable and windows8 inspired start page alternative that is just waiting to be used by you.

(Suggested by ~viclou, ~Jace-Z and ~adityagautam)
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DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017
That's cool.
AeroShitposts Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Webpage Doesnt Work.
mickmulvey Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2016
I perfectly love the work you've made..Thanks a lot for sharing this..
masimbam Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Hi,This is great work, absolutely love it. I can't seem to get it to run on IE, any suggestions?
charly2k5 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
how can I add the number of screens to 4 or even 5?

Thnks for great work!!
davidbarcomb Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014
Outstanding work. Thank you
rdxpro Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014
how can I add the number of screens to 4 or even 5?
BluFin Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Hey, did you see the latest update on Opera? Start Page look exacly the same like your mod :D
Y-N-1-F Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
This is awesome, but I wonder if it would be possible to add code to be able to scroll using mouse-wheel rather than clicking the arrows?
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ntim007 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.
ntim007 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
He doesn't want people to share modifications of his works publicy.
tk619 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013
Thanks alot 
r4ts Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
how to remove it 
diepfreez Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
hmm... can't find the downloadlink.... I feel stupid!!

Gabe-Beach Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
close to the top right where it says download zip

Poke-Max Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right below the "Add to Favorites" button, it says "Download"
AuzzieDazza Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
ok found it
AuzzieDazza Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
just a quick question were is the link to download eight?
JLouisBiz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
But you know what? Your license is not correct, as all customization is thus forbidden, I could not for example set pages and give such customized version to someone. It makes no sense, why are you worried?
JLouisBiz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Thanks a lot, this is great tool.
daaabs Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
Hey, I love this startpage but it's a bit zoomed-out-looking. I've edited source.js to get rid of the page titles but I was wondering if there's any way to enlarge the elements on the page without doing them all individually? Any tips?
ramabadran Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Professional Artist
Working fine in firefox / Chrome.. Any update for IE9?
muczimuczi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
When I click on the search box (under the google box) the list of recently used search results shows. How can I disable it?
bikerdeviant Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013
to disable autocomplete add autocomplete="off"
in the index.htm for the input fields.
<input type="text" name="q" value="" placeholder="" autocomplete="off" />
kchrisc Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you.
Rachid7Hmid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
how to install it?
ntim007 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
unzip the file with 7zip, then open index.htm :)
ShiryuDragon09 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XtiaN0705 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice Trick :D
valkanEla Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Brilliant! Is there a way to conect the effects to metro.js stuff from: [link] ? Thanks...
RmOsO Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
excelente tnks!! me gusta ^^
jyounin Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's cool, and I found it just same technic in Mantra's start-page.

*Mantra = pentest browser based on firefox.
nelsonlee96 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
I have managed to add this to my chrome browser as an extension, do you want to discuss this further for other chrome users?
ysllan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Amazing work! I love it...
Jainash Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
is there a way so links open in a new TAB or new WINDOW?
wane88 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Add <base target="_blank"> to the heading of the index file.
Ak-7394 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Would it be even remotely possible for you to do one of these for mobile browsers? :P
Goodnight-Melbourne Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
How to use it? :P In chrome...
Tamness Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Is there any way to get this to work with safari? The only problem I've found is it doesn't seem to want to load the updated .js file.
wane88 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I am absolutely loving this start page! I'm still in the process of tweaking it. How can I scale the page depending on the browser window size?
tushantin Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I must say I'm not a fan of Metro (I refuse to even try it), but your Metro-inspired start-page certainly rocks on a browser! Just two things though:

1) No search option for DeviantArt?

2) It would rock if you could have a "Slide left / right" with mouse-wheel or middle-mouse-click + drag!
UniversityOfPi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
I'm assuming no derivatives excludes a pre-configured JS file...
(as in I can distribute my version created with the included tools and whatnot [as long as I include everything])

Also very nice

And I plan on hosting my version on my website for universal access probably going to be
WildCereal Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
is it possible so add an invisible soundfile, which autoplays everytime you visit your start page?
featherbreak Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
every time i change something in the xml, like, anything at all, all the links disappear
wat do
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