Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Google added a background image to its homepage

Google may be taking note of the photogenic interface of the Bing homepage which led it to add a background image last month. The traditional neat look of the homepage faced a sharp contrast with the flashy background image behind the Google search box. Bu the question is that will Google users accept this change whole-heartedly.

Google’s Marissa Mayer writes in a blog post :

To provide you with an extra bit of inspiration, we‘ve collaborated with several well-known artists, sculptors and photographers to create a gallery of background images you can use to personalize your Google homepage. Included in the collection are photographs of the works of Dale Chihuly, Jeff Koons, Tom Otterness, Polly Apfelbaum, Kengo Kuma (隈研吾), Kwon, Ki-soo (권기수) and Tord Boontje, as well as some incredible photos from Yann Arthus-Bertrand and National Geographic. We’ll be featuring these images as backgrounds on the Google homepage over the next 24 hours.

Of course, since we want your Google homepage to be personal to you, you can still choose an image or photo from your computer or your own Picasa Web Album. Whether you select an image from our new artist collection or prefer to have a more personal touch on your homepage, you’ll still enjoy the speed and ease of use that you’ve come to expect from Google.

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