Google Chrome OS on Tablets and Chrome in…Cars?

No one can say Google Chrome isn’t keeping busy. The browser is already a giant in the computer world, but it looks as though it could be expanding its horizons in the very near future. On one end of the spectrum, the Chrome OS seems to be making the natural progression into the tablet world. … Continued

Ohio State Buckeyes Giveaway – Win Signed Buckeyes Gear!

THE Ohio State University and Brand Thunder have teamed up for an exciting new free giveaway for Buckeye fans, giving them the opportunity to win signed OSU gear from Buckeye sports’ celebrities. Fans can enter to win one of the following: Football – signed by Urban Meyer Basketball Men’s – signed by Thad Matta Basketball … Continued

Internet Explorer 8 Still Most Popular Browser, But for How Long?

There is a constant battle raging on for the title of “Most Popular Browser” and, currently, Internet Explorer seems to be fighting itself for the honor. According to Net Applications’ recent release of global web browser usage statistics for September 2013, IE8 leads everybody with a 21.41% market share. Oddly enough, Internet Explorer 10 is … Continued

Jaguar Fractal – Theme of the Week

It’s no surprise that Fractal designs have become some of the most popular designs across the web for desktop graphics like wallpapers and screen savers, so it’s been a welcome addition to fans of browser themes. In recent months we’ve seen an increase in fan-submitted Fractal oriented browser themes including this week’s “Theme of the … Continued

Remember These Old Web Browsers?

These days, the browser world is dominated by the likes of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer, each one crammed with a host of features that do everything from amp up security and increase overall speed to providing SEO tools and endless hours of entertainment. But let’s take a walk down memory lane for … Continued

Browser Wars 2012: The Year in Review & Looking Forward to 2013

The Internet browser wars have been raging on for a while now, with Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Google Chrome (though Safari is in the fold) essentially jockeying back and forth to become the most popular/safest/fastest etc. options out there. As these browser giants compete, users win. Significant updates are rolled out on a … Continued

Who is Winning the Mobile Browser War?

The battle for Internet browser supremacy has been narrowed to three competitors: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and the old mainstay, Internet Explorer. While Internet Explorer remains a key player – especially after its latest overhaul and marketing campaign – Chrome has captured the majority of online users. The battle for mobile browser supremacy is another … Continued

Difference Between Toolbars and Browser Themes

Understanding the difference between a toolbar and a browser theme can be difficult for the average user. Here is one way to think about it: a browser theme can have a toolbar as part of its interface, as a toolbar can be integrated within a theme. The reverse is not possible. It is important to … Continued

99.6% Conversion, Teach Your Old Browser New Tricks

Marketing Sherpa gave an in-depth look at how the Ohio State University and Fathead used an interactive browser theme to engage OSU fans and offer them a special chance to win an OSU Fathead. 99.6% clicked when promo button was added to browser theme Active users of browser theme grew 52.7% month-over-month Compelling data for … Continued

Is Your Web Site “Show Ready”?

Image by Getty Images via @daylife I’ve had my home on the market lately and had to live “show ready.”  At a moments notice, the realtor could (and did) call saying “we’ve got a showing scheduled for today.”  The house had to be ready to sell.  Part of the difficulty in these moments is to … Continued

Brand Thunder Announces Expressions, Lightly Interactive Firefox Themes

COLUMBUS (May 3, 2010) — Brand Thunder LLC (, the browser customization specialists, announced today its series of design forward themes that offer strong visuals with a selection of interactive links to popular websites plus a multimedia sidebar featuring a video player of headline news stories. More than 50 designs that range from abstract art … Continued

The “Interactive” in Interactive Browser Themes

Between Firefox Personas and Google Chrome’s Themes, browser themes are getting a lot of attention this year. Brand Thunder is pleased to be at the front with such distinguished company. While each of us helps you move beyond the dull gray of the standard Internet browser and personalize your browser with enticing visuals, Brand Thunder … Continued

Web Apps – 5 Ways to Convert and Keep Your Fans

Image via Wikipedia Do you feel safe downloading a program from the Internet? Do you give more thought to visiting a web site or installing a piece of software? It’s questions like these that create challenges for web applications. If you’re offering a software download, you’re already operating at a disadvantage in the mind of … Continued

CollegeHumor Introduces New Browser Theme from Brand Thunder

Image via CrunchBase COLUMBUS, OH — January 28, 2010 — Brand Thunder LLC ( and CollegeHumor ( announce the launch of an interactive browser theme fully capable of infusing Firefox browsers with a sense of humor. Fans of CollegeHumor can find the free download at Through a small browser add-on, users’ web browser skin … Continued

Brand Thunder Introduces New Advertising Sponsor Placements within the Browser Chrome

COLUMBUS, OH – September 4, 2009 – Brand Thunder LLC (, the custom browser specialists, announced today the availability of clickable sponsored placements within the browser chrome of its custom browser Booms!. These sponsored placements are visually integrated within the browser theme, remain regardless of the website being visited, and fully take advantage of the … Continued

Two Views to a Boom! – Toolbar Only Look & Why It Matters

Brand Thunder prides itself on the immersive visual experience our browser Booms! deliver – but sometimes less is more. For those times, Brand Thunder built a Small Boom! (toolbar only) view of our Booms!. It’s as simple as clicking on the B/T button in the toolbar and choosing the Small Boom! option. That’s it. The … Continued

Firefox 3.5 Compatibility – The Dog Ate Our Homework

Image via Wikipedia Congratulations to the Mozilla community on the launch of Firefox 3.5 today. It’s an outstanding product that can be found at If you’re using one of Brand Thunder’s newer browser Booms!, you’re most likely enjoying a seamless transition. If you’re using one of our older browser customizations or an older Boom!, … Continued

Your Browser, Like No Other – Introducing Canvas

Image via Wikipedia Today, Brand Thunder announced Canvas our latest Boom! and a major step forward in Internet Browser visual style flexibility. You can read the press release here, but in a nutshell, you can make any photo, or any image on a web page, your browser theme. This is a totally new experience in … Continued

Lowering Barriers to Entry: 4 Questions to Raise User Adoption

Each hurdle you place in front of your consumer has a material impact on your business. Do you know what yours are? We’ve wrestled with this considerably. Our current business model is based on a browser with 20% market share. Sure, we can exceed that for our partners (request our Case Study here), but that’s … Continued