Welcome to my Gaia Profile Portfolio!
Gaia Online is a forum site that was created in 2003, originally as an anime discussion and roleplaying site. Over time it has evolved into a general forum space with many additional features. One of the big draws of Gaia has always been it’s avatar system. Users earn Gaia gold through various means on the site, and can use this gold to purchase items for their avatars to wear.
In late 2005, Gaia introduced customizable user profiles. These user profiles were specifically designed to be highly customizable. Users could choose what content they wanted on their profile and could create custom CSS themes to override the default themes. I’ve been creating custom profiles for other users in exchange for Gaia gold and Gaia items since early 2006. My profiles generally feature art drawn by other Gaians, used with their permission. I use the “current” profile system, which is often referred to as the “v2” profile system. I prefer creating profiles for this system as it allows for greater customization of content on the page by the user. A basic v2 profile without a custom CSS theme looks like this.
To create my profiles, I use Photoshop CS2, Firefox, the Web Developer’s Toolbar, and Firebug. Most of the fonts used in my profiles can be found free on dafont.
Below is a sample of my recent work. Click here to see all profiles I have shared!