You make an impact on iGoogle

by Ruud Hein January 22nd, 2008 

Last week Google opened iGoogle's themes up to be customized by ... you.

They're prepared a themes directory for you.

Creative coders have since already released two easy to use iGoogle theme editors  - for you.

Google has assigned a 50x100 pixels attribution area in the top right corner of the footer of a custom theme for you to brand yourself or your client.

There're 19 themes so far -- all made by Google.

What are you waiting for?

Bonus tip: prepare a tab with solid widgets geared toward your market and use the "Share this tab" feature to package it (with your own theme?!). If some of those widgets are your own -- your impact just went up.

* wonderful photo by Thor-Erik Rødland

Ruud Hein

My paid passion at Search Engine People sees me applying my passions and knowledge to a wide array of problems, ones I usually experience as challenges. People who know me know I love coffee.

Ruud Hein

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4 Responses to “You make an impact on iGoogle”

  1. youtube says:

    yes thank you very much good searcing google.

  2. theGypsy says:

    Hey Ruud…. I have been playing around in iGoogle for quite a while as part of my work on personalized search and thought this was some pretty neat news. My development team is already at work creating some more themes for me. One could even create a company theme so all the office computers had a customized Google Home/Search page…. Lots of fun :0)

  3. Thx for the link. I will go and make my own iGoogle theme right away.

  4. Ruud Hein says:

    Design-wise there is a whole market here. Company themes don't have to stop at iGoogle either. Google Apps For Your Domain has its own start page as well :)

    iGoogle themes and fully pre-customized tabs can be quite popular. Not as popular as desktop wallpaper — but close.