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"Smallest Google"

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, October 8, 2008
12 years ago2,638 views

Just a black page – to save energy, as the creator says, though as was revealed by others that's not really working* – with an input box, calling itself the "Smallest Google" (and using the Custom Search Engine for results):

More small Google's:
IExplorer-only: ...

[Thanks David!]

* ...

dave [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

The energy saving is secondary, the minimalism is primary; less space, bandwidth, time, etc. The frontpage is 20 times smaller than, every page under 1k (so SEO is brutal. . .)

There is a mock-up at which is white, if you prefer it

dave [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

Permanently moved to:
Black version at:

Use black version if you prefer or with older CRT monitors to save energy, use white version if you prefer or with newer LCD monitors.

Search with Vim! Thanks for your continued support

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