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Google Adds Themes

wraybling says:

As I'm sure many of you have already seen, Google debuted new themes for its personalized Google homepage last week. Right now, there are only six themes available and they can only be applied to the homepage. None of the themes are particularly fascinating -- the only mildly interesting feature is that the scene dynamically changes with the time of day.

I do find it interesting, though, that the largest Internet company, famous for its plain layout, has now entered the skinning world. I think this is definitely a step in the right direction, and it will be fun to see how far they take this feature. How long will it be before users can submit themes?

It will be interesting to see where this goes as skinning becomes more main stream. You can check out the new themes here if you haven't done so yet.

09:10 pm, Wednesday, March 28, 2007 (10 years ago)
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cthu1hu says:

I do like "Tea House." Very nice color scheme.

An alternative, which will allow you to skin any site, is the extension for Firefox.

a few dark styles for Google and Google Image Search.

12:04 am (10 years ago)
vsm says:

The "Bus Stop" is funny, reminds me of south park. lol

cthu1hu, that stylish extension seems very nice, i'll give it a try.

10:28 am (10 years ago)
KingCam says:

well, I saw them this morn'... It wasn't anything spectacular, but fun nonetheless. And now? There gone, I cant find the styles button, and the style I set this morning is gone? hmmm... Maybe it is just me and my stupid computer, or was Google testing it for a possible future release?

10:09 pm (10 years ago)
jzatt says:

I can't find it :(
And I use google as my start page, and have a "personal page" there.

04:56 am (10 years ago)
wraybling says:

It's still there for me....? I'm not sure what's up with that...

09:48 am (10 years ago)
egolatra says:

cant find them

02:19 pm (10 years ago)
wraybling says:

Are you guys using Google.com? I see the themes when I sign on to my personalized homepage on Google.com, but not when I'm on Google.ca.

05:45 pm (10 years ago)
vsm says:

Yes... It's only avaiable in some languages. on google.pt i can't see it, only on google.com

05:40 pm (10 years ago)
plasebo says:

There are few theme unfortunately. The best theme is still the default blue google theme. Hope they upload new ones in the future...

02:44 am (10 years ago)
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