24 of the Best Chrome Themes and New Tab Extensions for Christmas

‘Tis the season! Whether you’ve impatiently waited all year long to blare Christmas music or don’t catch the spirit until after Thanksgiving, most of us find anything to brighten our day during the holiday season. Here is a great way to disrupt your online experience with some festive Chrome Themes and New Tab Extensions that … Continued

How to Enable Your Chrome Extensions After Chrome 25 Release

If you installed an extension that you didn’t get from Google’s Chrome Web Store, it’s getting turned off when Google releases Chrome 25. Unlike most software that prompts you for an update, Google updates silently – so one day your browser will stop working the way you expect it. Here’s what you need to know … Continued

Chrome 25 Installation Breaks Browser Themes

Google Chrome is updating its product again, silently. but it’s making a lot of noise in the browser community. Here are the steps you need to take to protect your favorite browser theme. And if you want a reminder about this when Chrome 25 launches, tell us how to reach you on this page: http://brandthunder.com/chrome25/ … Continued

Get Better Performance in Microsoft Internet Explorer Add-ons

Add-ons and extensions often get accused of slowing down browser performance. The short answer is true, but that discounts a lot of scenarios and value. In many cases, you’ll have a better experience when you have the right extensions installed – and that can speed your personal performance if not the bench speed of the … Continued

Are Extensions Safer in Firefox or Chrome? Sandbox vs. Open Market

The debate continues over whether it’s better to have a closed system for distributing apps or a more open one. You see it a lot in comparing Apple’s App Store to Google’s Android Marketplace. Apple reviews and approves every app before launch. You’re ensured a certain level of product quality, integrity and safety because of … Continued

Firefox 10 Themes

Firefox 10 has hit the shelves, or at least the virtual shelves of the Internet and your browser. The release came out yesterday and Firefox 10 can be downloaded right from Mozilla: Firefox 10 download. Firefox continues to iterate new versions of the browser about every six weeks to stay current with the rapid releases … Continued

Thankful for a Stellar Year

Image via CrunchBase At this time of giving thanks, Brand Thunder has much to celebrate. A vibrant and supportive community in central Ohio with organizations like TechColumbus and TechLifeOhio. A great channel partners like Adevia Software and Mackey Marketing, to name a few. Supportive business partners like Bing. An amazing client list that still includes … Continued

DIY College Browser Themes

Image via Wikipedia We’ve generated a lot of buzz from the college and university browser themes launched in conjunction with CBSSports.com College Network.  We’ve also heard our share of comments from fans of schools that were not part of this program.  While this program reached almost 60 schools, that leaves a lot of schools across … Continued

Browser Themes Gain Developer and Media Attention

Image by brandthunder via Flickr It’s been a good week or so for discussing the merits and capabilities of the browser theme. From the development side, the Mozilla community is exploring adding new standard functionality in the browser that Brand Thunder showcased in its Personas Interactive extension.  Mozilla is considering giving users the ability to … Continued

AskMen.com and STACK Browser Themes – Improving the Man

Image by bobster855 via Flickr Old Spice got everybody thinking about “the man your man could smell like.”  Well, you can use body wash on a pig, but…  Don’t worry, though, we have browser themes that can help.  Two of our recent launches can really develop the man. STACK: For The Athlete By The Athlete … Continued

Interactive Themes

Reposted from Mike’s Musings So you may wonder why we called it Personas Interactive. If you were go to the Brand Thunder Gallery, you would see what we specialize in – creating customized browser experiences for different sports teams, websites, musicians and more. These browser experiences have evolved over the years in their design, their … Continued

Brand Thunder at Add-on-Con

We’re excited to be attending Add-on-Con again this year, and we’re adding panel participation to our itinerary. Patrick Murphy will be participating in the Business Marketing track discussion “Using your Add-On to help publishers, OEMs, carriers, and others create value.” You’ll find other members of the team attending as well. It’s a conference focused on … Continued