Author: Michiel de Wit

Michiel is CGO and co-founder of start.me. He is a software professional with a lot of experience in developing enterprise grade web applications. He is a certified Scrum Master and a great proponent of modern software development practices.
Using markdown to markup bookmarks and pages: Part 2 – Bullets and headings

Using markdown to markup bookmarks and pages: Part 2 – Bullets and headings

Some time ago, we posted a blog about marking up your bookmarks and pages using Markdown. That blog covered the basics, such as making text bold and using a fixed width font. In this second blog, we will continue to explore the possibilities of Markdown. We will show you how you can make use markup…

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Xmarks got retired: what are your options?

Xmarks got retired: what are your options?

Back in the old days – we are talking 2006 here – when cloud bookmarking was not yet common, a tool called Foxmarks was invented. This tool, a browser extension really, synchronized the bookmarks between your various browsers and machines. Now, 12 years later, there is an abundance of online bookmarking solutions. Foxmarks, now called…

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The largest personal startpage in the world!

The largest personal startpage in the world!

It is official: we are now the largest personal startpage in the world. Last week, Alexa certified us as the largest Personal Startpage service in the world, surpassing our colleagues of established sites such as Netvibes, Symbaloo, and igHome. It is a great achievement that we would like to celebrate with you, the ones that helped…

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Dark theme and embedding content

Dark theme and embedding content

Some weeks ago we published about the new Dark widget theme we added. It is being used by thousands of users already. Today we released a new (mini)feature that makes embedding content in dark themed widgets more attractive. Not all embeddable content supports a dark theme and we found a way to ‘solve’ that.

Using markdown to markup bookmarks and pages: Part 1 – Basics

Using markdown to markup bookmarks and pages: Part 1 – Basics

There are many features to start.me most users don’t know about. And that’s fine: that leaves something to be discovered. Today I will start a series of blogs about one of these ‘hidden’ features: Markdown. This easy to learn markup language is supported by start.me and allows you to add some extra style to your…

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Dark theme for widgets

Dark theme for widgets

In the past weeks, we have worked on a new design, support for a dark page theme and custom theme colors. Today we continue our journey and add another customization option: dark widgets themes. This new feature, that allows you to create widgets with a dark background and white text, was a little more complicated…

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Custom theme colors

Custom theme colors

Last Friday we announced the immediate launch of the new 2018 design for start.me. We received a lot of feedback. There were some compliments, but we received some complaints and requests as well. The main feedback we got was about the color of the new design. Some of our users were quite fond of the dark…

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