Theme your iGoogle

While catching up on my RSS feeds via Google Reader, I saw that Google has greatly expanded the theme options for their personalized homepage called iGoogle. I really like iGoogle for a couple of reasons:

  1. it’s cross browser/platform so it works fine on my work PC running Firefox or (shudder) IE or any of my Apples (iPhone/Mac/etc).
  2. it lets me keep track of a bunch of key feeds, email, weather, etc all in one page while also having a Google search box
  3. I can easily scroll through all my ‘must read’ feeds in single box

It’s been theme-able for awhile now but I was never too fond of the themes they had. They now have a huge directory of themes, some guest artist themes and a developer guide on how to make your own. They are pretty simple to put together since they are just CSS and any images you’d like to incorporate.

Currently, I’m fond of this theme but will most likely make my own very soon.


  1. Dan says:

    Hey John :)

    I hope all is well!

    This is a great endorsement for iGoogle…I’ve read a little bit about it but Google has never really been my “start page” so I never Really considered using it. I’ve recently begun using Google Reader though, so now I might just check this out :) Thanks for the tip!

  2. gusgreeper says:

    im sure you won’t be surprised to hear that mine is decked out in KITTIES!!! :)

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