Author: Stefan van Dierendonck

For many years Stefan has been active as a blogger, building and maintaining his own and other websites. He is also the author of two well-received novels. Wherever possible, he tries to combine modern technology with literary or at least pleasantly legible content.
Prettier background images and more: this is how we started 2019

Prettier background images and more: this is how we started 2019

Even though the New Year started with quite a bit of political upheaval (we really sympathize with anyone affected by the government shutdown in the US or the Brexit negotiations in the UK), the development team at start.me decided to remain as positive and hopeful as ever. No matter what comes, you can rely on your…

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Have you noticed your latest widgets, footer and regions?

Have you noticed your latest widgets, footer and regions?

Less is more. That’s been the guiding principle of our redesign efforts. We’ve covered a lot of ground already, and now we’ve tackled some more. We’ve updated the footer, and improved several widgets. No less than eight new regions are available for our users. It’s a gradual roll-out, so we’d love to hear your feedback.…

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Launching our Turkish version and adding colors

Launching our Turkish version and adding colors

Today we’re proudly launching our Turkish version. We haven’t just translated our site, we’ve also added many News feeds relevant to anyone living in Turkey. This localization is part of our ongoing effort to bring start.me to all languages and every computer in the world. We’ve also made adding colors even more straightforward, following some…

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It’s ready to be tested: our new and clean redesign

It’s ready to be tested: our new and clean redesign

Today we proudly present the complete redesign of your favorite start page. It should look more modern and attractive now. You can preview the new start.me here: https://beta.start.me. We’ve added some new features and simplified the menus. Nothing major, we promise. Your widgets and your pages are precisely where they were. You have lost nothing.…

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This is what our improved Chrome extension can do now

This is what our improved Chrome extension can do now

You might have noticed this already: we’re always improving our service. Today this also includes our popular Chrome extension. We’ve reached version 2.2.8 now, as you can see in the Chrome web store. We haven’t lost any of the functionality that made this extension powerful and famous, but we’ve added some new features, including the…

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