NovaSkin and the MinecraftSkins.com skin editor are two examples of programs available for browser-based Minecraft skin editing. Both examples have a grid-like layout that allows for fine-tuning of the avatar's appearance, but the editor found on MinecraftSkins.com is downloadable, allowing the user to edit their avatar at their leisure.
The NovaSkin Minecraft avatar editor provides a repository of premade avatars, as well as layering options. Once a skin has been completed, it is saved onto the user's computer or uploaded directly onto their account through the program. NovaSkin also possesses a poser function for displaying the avatar in different positions to show off its personality.