Skin (web design)
|See also:||AO3 Skins, Help:Skins|
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A skin, sometimes called a theme or style, is custom website or software styling that is applied to change the appearance from a default. Sometimes, skins allow for more options interacting with/accessing the affected thing, though they're typically intended to be purely cosmetic. Fannish themed skins may be considered a form of fanart.
- Archive of Our Own and Fanlore both use skins. AO3 Skins discusses AO3's implementation, uses, and skins' impact on fans.
- Wraithbait, a Stargate: Atlantis fanfiction archive, has 12 skins to choose from from a dropdown menu, ranging from subtle to very fandom themed
- The Cave of Dragonflies, a Pokemon fansite, has a style switcher
- DreamWidth has both site skins (which affect how the whole site displays based on each users' individual preferences) and journal styles (which affect how a user's journal displays to every person who visits it). This is similar to AO3's system of site skins and work skins
- fans would create different fandom-themed skins for Winamp (a media player initially released in 1997), which were shared on fansites alongside desktop wallpapers, icons, etc. Examples
- EFiction, an open-source automated archiving software, has the option to customize its appearance using skins
- VNDB, a visual novel fan community, has a number of available skins featuring characters from different VNs