It’s the most popular homepage on the entire planet. It’s the biggest (and to some, the only) search engine online. It’s the portal to the entire internet, really. Surprisingly enough, over the past ten years the appearance of it hasn’t really changed a bit. Google is Google, and we know it by that all-white search page and multicolored logo.
Isn’t it a little bit bright and harsh on the eyes, though? You might even call it boring, one could grow pretty tired of launching their browser and seeing that exact same color scheme for years and years. In this post, I’m going to try to fix that for you. I’m here to put you on to a list of Google Search pages that change the color scheme and design of your Google homepage.
Here’s a screenshot of Google from 1999:
Here’s Google today:
Catch my drift? Let’s take a look at our other options.
Blackle, or “Black Google”, sets out to relieve your eyes of all that stress. More than that, Blackle promises that it saves energy.
Blackle saves energy because the screen is predominantly black. “Image displayed is primarily a function of the user’s color settings and desktop graphics, as well as the color and size of open application windows; a given monitor requires more power to display a white (or light) screen than a black (or dark) screen.” Roberson et al, 2002
GMBMG strives to do something that Google has taken more of an initiative towards recently in removing affiliate links and other spammy material from their search engine result pages. Using GMBMG will automatically append operands to your query that eliminate common spam results.
Purpoogle follows the same path as Blackle. Except it’s purple, not black. And it has zero intention of being energy efficient. At least it sounds fun when it comes off the tongue.
Though it may look dull and plain like the original Google, Boogle keeps it nice and fresh by offering you a unique quotation every time you pull up the page. Here are a few examples:
“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” – Ursula K. LeGuin
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” – P. J. O’Rourke
“To find something you can enjoy is far better than finding something you can possess.” – Glenn Holm
This one is Google with a fruity California twist.
This is one of the coolest ones, in my opinion. It’s constantly updated with the default design of Google Search, but it spins and rotates. You can type actively as the animation continues. The music is really nice, too.
It’s big, it’s blue, and it’s Google Search.
I loved dinosaurs when I was a kid. I was a huge stegosaurus fan. Dinoogle is Google Search with a clean tyrannosaurus rex theme.
Doesn’t it get on your nerves when people TyPe LiKe ThIs? Now you can experience that same feeling every time you bring up your browser!
Epic Google is enough to make the average searcher a little bit anxious. It’ll really grow on you, though.
Is emo out of style yet? If not, feel free to enjoy this more graphical homepage. Skulls, stars, and blackness.
On the girlie side, a pink version of Google does exist.
Have you come across any other alternate look for the Google Search page? Does the look matter to you in a small way? Let us know.
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