Easy, fast, social network customization

robots.design™ was initially developed as a tool for more cost-effective skinning of applications, but it can also be used by social network providers to allow non-technical users to use the colors from image to change their profile on the site.

Imagine a button that has a picture of an image. The member could click the button and upload an image. This would change the colors for their profile to match the image. The extent of the change can be managed by the network provider.

This does depend on the site/application architecture. The simplest implementation may be to provide a stylesheet for each user, or some other override mechanism that applies the image colors to the site - perhap through javascript. The complexity will vary greatly and will probably reflect the goals and objectives of the site.

In addition to social networks, any system that would like to enhance the user experience may use a derivative of the approach. The advantage is that no technical experience is required, and it is much easier than hand-coding a profile skin.