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What parents need to know
What's it about?
Created for girls ages 8-14, ESTTODAY.COM ("Est. Today") features lots of shopping, a bit of social networking, and a DIY design studio that allows users to customize T-shirts and purchase their finished products. Girls start with one of four plain tees -- priced at $16 each -- and can add a variety of illustrations, slogans, patches, and crystal accents. The more blinged-out the shirt, the more it costs. Other activities include chatting, entering design contests, and watching video recaps of Project Runway.
Is it any good?
It's fun to customize T-shirts and check out other users' creations, although girls who come expecting to create designs from scratch may be disappointed. Also, shirts with lots of elements can cost upwards of $40 a pop. There's not a whole lot to the site's other features; besides designing shirts, the main focus is the store, which sells Est. Today clothing and other brands. The site requires Flash, and some features can be very slow to load.