Creating your own iGoogle Theme

I found this a few weeks back, but just started playing around with it a few days ago. For Google fans like myself, the Google API section was recently updated with an API for creating your own iGoogle Themes so you can customize, create, and share your own themes for iGoogle.

The concept is pretty simple, and one of the things that I always thought was neat was that iGoogle Themes could change their displayed based on the time of day. Although the concept is simple, it’s been my experience thus far that putting together and testing out these themes can be a little tedious. However, these could just be minor annoyances that I’m only experiencing because I haven’t gotten the full hang of it yet, and I don’t want to influence anyone who hasn’t tried it for themselves yet.

You can check out the growing collection of iGoogle Themes in their gallery here, if you need a little inspiration. The one I’m working on now is a Maui theme goes along with my Ka’anapali Dreamin’ website. It’s likely going to take some time, so I don’t anticipate it being ready for a few weeks. Once it is, though, I’ll be sure to share it here.


About Kris

Programming since age 14, professional software engineer Kris Nelson practices his life motto of "Never stop learning" by developing websites and Apps around his passions, while staying current with trends in technology and social media.