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google homepageIt’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:
google homepage

Here’s Google today:
customize google homepage

Catch my drift? Let’s take a look at our other options.

Blackle

customize google homepage

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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

Give Me Back My Google

customize google homepage

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

my google homepage

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.

Boogle

my google homepage

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

Cali Orange

This one is Google with a fruity California twist.

The Revolving Internet

my google homepage

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.

Big Blue Search

It’s big, it’s blue, and it’s Google Search.

Dinoogle

I loved dinosaurs when I was a kid. I was a huge stegosaurus fan. Dinoogle is Google Search with a clean tyrannosaurus rex theme.

AnNOyIng gOOgLe

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

Epic Google is enough to make the average searcher a little bit anxious. It’ll really grow on you, though.

SearchEmo.com

google homepage

Is emo out of style yet? If not, feel free to enjoy this more graphical homepage. Skulls, stars, and blackness.

I Search Pink

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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  4. Jessica Peters
    April 16, 2012 at 12:38 pm
    • Craig Snyder
      April 20, 2012 at 1:18 am

      Nice!

  5. Greg
    April 15, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    I knew about Blackle, but not the revolving internet. I'll use that now :)
    Blackle really is easy on the eyes, I use it on my phone just for that reason. I'm always doing random searches in the dark

  6. CaySedai
    April 15, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    I do the background thing. You have to be logged in to Google. In the bottom left corner is a link that says "Change background image." Click on that and you get options like Public gallery, Your Picasa web photos and Your recent picks. You can enter a search term to find pictures of the kind you want. My current one is a cardinal on a fence. When the background is active, if there is a Google doodle that day, you get a graphic with four colored (red, yellow, blue, green) balls sort of going in and out, and you can click on that to see it.

    • Craig Snyder
      April 20, 2012 at 1:19 am

      iGoogle is also a very good solution. Being able to customize your homepage with certain widgets makes it a more pleasant experience.

  7. Anneliz Hannan
    April 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Fun..dare to be different.

  8. Simon Slangen
    April 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    Check out go.frenchlabs.net, a beautiful minimalistic search page with multiple color schemes. Hover over the Google logo to switch to Wikipedia, YouTube, Twitter, or a bunch of other websites.

    • Craig Snyder
      April 20, 2012 at 1:19 am

      Wow, really nice one here. Thanks for sharing!

    • Techminerva.blogspot.in
      May 10, 2012 at 1:33 pm

      I love this one *thumbs up*

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