Web Sites with Customizable Modules

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Lately I have been working on a project where I have to design a site without any direct access to the html or CSS of the site itself.  I am limited to simple module fields and basic editor options and configuring what I am looking for is quite complicated and time consuming.

Even MySpace allows you much more control over putting in your own CSS (though still limited in design).  Of course Facebook and some other services give you no option at all to customize your background.  I wish your Twitter background allowed you some control and to put clickable links or perhaps a video you could embed right on your Twitter background of your profile page.

I know some companies do these restrictions to prevent casual users from completely messing up their site, but it makes it much harder to achieve the look/feel you want when you are limited by what you can do.

In the meantime, my blogging has taken a little bit of a backseat while I work on this project with my wife.  I may be switching to a 2-3x per week posting schedule instead of every day to help conserve my time and energy.

-Justin Germino

Updated: October 8, 2010 — 7:03 am