Ben is a lifelong Nintendo fan who likes to build websites, and make video games. He buys way too much Lego.
Today Google have changed their homepage to show off their new photographic wallpapers (copied from Bing).
Now I’m as much of a Google fan as most web designers are (ie I like them and use all their products) but I don’t like these images.
Thankfully Google realised people might not want the backgrounds and included a (slightly complicated) way to remove the background image. Apparently the images are only ‘compulsory’ today but if you are impatient here’s how to remove them now.
- Click “Add background image” link in the bottom left of the Google homepage
- Sign in (if you aren’t already… and I guess most people are)
- Select “Editor’s picks”
- Scroll down to the bottom of the list and choose your favourite colour
- Click “Select”
- Et voila!
It’s funny, I never thought Google would be so inspired by Microsoft (Bing) – I thought it was MS who were meant to be playing catch up!