Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
Google recently released the new customisable themes for Google Personalized Homepage. To use a new theme just click the little “select theme” link on the right of the screen.
The themes also update based upon your location (weather, time, and season all change) which is a very nice feature. I’ve never wanted a weather widget before, but I’ve got the bus stop theme running it looks great.
That’s another thing – the themes are lovely, they’re all very pastel and soothing but they also work very nicely and fit the Google style really well. I have noticed other google products being tweaked so that they look nicer/ more consistent recently and I really hope this trend continues.
This new skinning feature has actually gotten me interested in using the Personalized Homepage for something other than creating widgets for work (as seen in the screenshot 🙂 ). I have tried using it before but always go back to the classic search – the site was too sterile before – which is a little funny coming from someone who normally shies away from themes and runs things as simplistically as possible.
So – what’s your favourite theme? And can anyone recommend any good widgets for the personalized homepage?