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/pd [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, January 16, 2008
16 years ago4,351 views

seems like there are more themes for igoogle

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?hl=en&type=themes

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James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

When can we start making themes?

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

http://code.google.com/apis/themes/docs/dev_guide.html

works now...you also see bottom right, the signature of the artist.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I don't see Watery Region, Green, Purple and Orange in the directory.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Ionut, at first I thought it depended on which server I was hitting but it looks like I could see more because I was sorting them by "Most users" like this:

http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=themes&sort=users

That also return these three "test skins" too:

World Daylight Map By Yves Behar
http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=themes&url=http://www.corp.google.com/~jesses/skin_api/fuse.xml

My skin By Jesse S.
http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=themes&url=http://jesseshieh.com/test/skins/taffy/test.xml

Jesse Shieh By Jesse
http://www.google.com/ig/directory?type=themes&url=http://jesseshieh.com/test/skins/jesse.xml

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> When can we start making themes?

Right now! Download the Theme XML template from here:

http://code.google.com/apis/themes/

And submit your theme here:

http://www.google.com/ig/skin_submit

[Just updated the post to reflect the recent post to the Google Code blog.]

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[put at-character here]Tony:
Interesting. I thought I found some new themes here:
http://themeapi.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/
but they're available in the view you mentioned.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

RIP the unofficial iGoogle Themes gadget/ directory...

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Which one?

/pd [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

the api documenation is live now

http://code.google.com/apis/themes/docs/dev_guide.html

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> Which one?

This one perhaps: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-07-18-n77.html

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

I don't see the skateboard theme listed anywhere. Also the German astronaut theme isn't available either. I'm glad there is finally a way for users to create their own themes though. :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

It seems like they've now removed most of the additional skins which I'd found when viewing them by user. Looks like someone messed up when putting things live again...

[Just added an update to the post to reflect this.]

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Those themes were rendering REALLY weird at work. Now at home, it looks fine. Gonna look under the hood.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

The only new ones I see in SF Bay are:

Earth-Light-----Fantastic looking

Simplicity is Complex------also nice

Winterscape..Lollipopland..Supermoto....and Countryside.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

OK, here is the weirdness. Sometimes page renders like this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v247/brinkeguthrie/Untitled-8.jpg

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

[put at-character here]Brinke, I see that occasionally on my iphone when I would try to see my iGoogle page on my phone.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Ok, everytime I go from a tab that had one of the old themes to one with one of the new themes, I get the similar page that Brinke gets. I'm using IE 6 on an old laptop and its getting pretty annoying. I never had issues before viewing a page with the old themes. Why are the new themes breaking the page? A simple refresh corrects the problem but its annoying.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

yup thats it right there. i dont get it.

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