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startpage.rwrt upd8 2011.04.18 by k3ttc4r startpage.rwrt upd8 2011.04.18 by k3ttc4r
This is not an update!

It's a complete rewrite.

I've been talking about doing a rewrite forever now, and after I noticed this got featured on lifehacker, I finally got to work on this last night. I've borrowed a good bit of *Gocom's Estacado start page (thanks for using my favorite OSS license, btw.), to ensure some decent increases in userfriendliness (to be honest - I just don't feel like answering any more "how do I add more links?" qestions). No need to know HTML or read some of the various comments that used to be in the file to change links! Yayer!

Yeah, so the entire JS code switched from Mootools to jQuery (imo. the superior framework), and it's a lot cleaner and more organized than before (wasn't hard - it was a mess before).

I've removed the download link from here, because - let's face it - dA isn't meant for software distribution, and I don't feel like I have to go through the hassle of trying to make it cooperate.

Short feature list:

  • *new*Unlimited link blocks

  • *new*Unlimited links per block

  • Google search

  • *new*No HTML skills needed to add links

  • jQuery dropdown animations on hover

If you want the new version, get it on github:



  • Fix stylesheet for cross-browser good looks



  • Fix searchbar focus, added setting.


  • Added Google Image search


  • Added config file

  • Added search engines

    • Yahoo

    • Wikipedia



    • flickr

    • deviantART

  • Added setting to enable/disable opening links in new window/tab

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floggingandy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I was able to figure our most everything I wanted but I got stuck on two things first even though focusSearch=true the omnibar is focused instead. This probably has nothing to do with the html  file but probably something to do with chrome or New Tab Redirect. Second the Chrome:// addresses do not work. I thought maybe I messed something up but I tried your original file and they still don't work. so I am not sure what is up with that. any ideas on these things?
k3ttc4r Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
focusSearch is a bit buggy, it really depends on the browser. It does work in Firefox.

As for the chrome:// link, I guess something changed in Chrome. I will take a look at it.
oldvices Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
excellent work.
ParatrooperJoe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Okay, so I am lost on editing the index.html file.... How can I create my own Headers and also how do I add my own links under each Header. Everytime I try to make changes using the format shown withing the index.html page itself, My links and headers are not coming out how I want them to. It is almost as if there is another setting somewhere (maybe in a css file?) that tells this page that Header one will have two links, header two will have one link, etc etc.

I want to be able to put how ever many links I want under the first header, and then put how ever many links I want under the second header, etc. Using this is provinf to be a pain in my side! Any help would be appreciated!!

-- Paratrooper Joe --
ParatrooperJoe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I am having trouble making my own Headers with Sub headers for links. My First Header and sub headers (with two links) works just fine. My next header shows up but the Sub header should contain 3 links but it only shows 1 and it attached the next link to the subheader name. Here is the section of code pertaining to the links...:

****BEGIN CODE****

<html xmlns="[link]" xml:lang="en" lang="en">

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<link rel="stylesheet" href="style/style.css" type="text/css" />

type="text/javascript" src="js/jquery-1.5.min.js"></script>
<script type="text/javascript" src="settings.js"></script>

type="text/javascript" src="js/script.js"></script>

<title>Joes Start Page</title>


College Links
[link] || My_Edison
[link] ||

Student Services

[link] || USAA[link] || Chase[link] || Money Network Card

[link] || NG

New Block
[link] || Lol, Wut?

[link] ||
[link] ||


***END CODE****
ParatrooperJoe Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
Okay so the above code is all kings of messed up....I am going to try and repost it to see if it will show up correctly...:

Actually, I am not sure how to post the code on this site properly...any ideas?
floggingandy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
I know you comment is like a year old but did you put http:// before each link? maybe try posting the code again and give a screenshot of the page as well.
Orca239 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Hey-o. I love this!

Is there any way to keep links visible instead of the animation-like hiding? It keeps bouncing when I try to navigate to it, and I'm using it to get to links quickly at work.

Orca239 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
Scratch that--I figured it out. x_x It was much simpler than I thought it would be.

Thanks again! This is wonderful!
mikokliko Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
How can I disable the check for //?

If you don't use // in your URL, it;s not a link, but I would like to user callto: and mailto: url's.
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