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Black Google Homepage  (View post)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, October 20, 2007
16 years ago9,287 views

It's very nice. But I think the white page is better.

Sohil [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Wow, great move from Google!

Catrame [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Translate by yourself, please.
*Usare pagine nere non serve a niente. Oggi la maggior parte dei monitor sono LCD. Questi consumano la stessa energia sia sulle pagine bianche che su quelle nere. E' inutile ai fini del risparmio energetico.*

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

What about a Firefox extension that turns every website into a black background, with the motivation to save energy? Could work!

chipseo [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Wow is that bright (so to speak). I think I would prefer the white myself

Krishna Srinivasan [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

white is good

Peter [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

I also saw the black Google page, and I live in Norway, not in America. Seems the IP lookup was not performed completely right...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

They should have used the black and white Google logo.

Like this iGoogle logo:

Andy Wong [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

If you use LCD monitor, black backgrounds do consume more energy.

1) The LCD backlight is always on regardless of the color being displayed.

2) It actually takes more energy to make an LCD pixel black than to leave it transparent.

Do not fell into trap that make you feel less guilt for environment.

Please

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Also Google was thinking about "Is black the new green?"


GreenSaver [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Great move.

But the funny part of it ? Most of screens are using MORE energy displaying black than white.

[Link fixed – Tony]

GreenSaver [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I prefer using Greenle

Mac McCallum [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

It's true that energy is only saved with a black screen on CRT monitors. However, LCD monitors consume less energy than CRT monitors in general.

I've seen people say that a black screen is harder on the eyes. I can't believe people would say that! I look at my LCD monitor all day long, and I find that reading off of a white screen is MUCH harder on my eyes. Long before the first post regarding Black Google ever surfaced (sometime in 2006), I went searching for a black google (by googling "black google," of course).

Back then, there was only one black google search page that actually showed search results with a black background (believe me, I tunneled down over 20 pages in the google results, and that was the only one). I've been using ever since and I've found that it's greatly reduced the strain on my eyes.

So many people say that it's just the opposite, that a black screen is harsher. Anyway, there's been all this hype about black google and whether it actually saves energy, and I think people are missing out on the true advantage of a black background. If anyone is still reading this post, I'd like to challenge them to try the black google page at for a day and then report back here whether or not you found it reduced eye strain compared to the regular google page. Also, please note whether you're using a CRT or LCD monitor (maybe that makes a difference).

Jabago was originally branded as "Black Google, a Search for Sore Eyes" before Google made them re-brand. I think their new look is much nicer anyway:

Thanks to anyone who participates in this little experiment and submits feedback here.

[URLs unlinked, just in case. -Philipp]

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