Google, meet Bing. Google must have been impressed by Bing’s image-rich search page, as indicated by today’s imitation. Many of their users are not.
Google recently rolled out a feature of it’s primary product, Google.com, that allows users to display a picture as the background.
The Official Google Blog, June 2, 2010
The art of a homepage
The Official Google Blog, June 9, 2010
I like the dominating whitespace of Google.com. It has a utilitarian simplicity. However, I also love seeing my favorite lighthouse every time I actually navigate to the Google site to do a search.
Tomorrow the default background will go back to the white we all know and many love.
What do you think of this new feature? Will you use one of your own pictures or one of the many gorgeous images available in Google’s gallery? Let me know in the comments.
Portland Head Light After Sunset, Brent Danley, Feb. 28, 2008