|Like many people, I used to use Google as my home page. It's simple,
it's fast, and it's the best search engine out there, what's not
to love about Google? But while I do appreciate Google's simplicity,
I began to grow bored with the color scheme, and being a demanding
person, I wanted more.
I dreamed of a Google with a customizable color scheme, a Google where I could
decide how it looked. After all, millions of people use Google
(the simplest web page on the internet) as their home page. Don't
they deserve some customizability?
Then one of my friends told me that Google lets people embed
the Google Search box in their websites. I was shocked, and then
it hit me: Google's a busy company with their own agenda, why
not take matters into my own hands? Surely Google wouldn't mind
me making a couple of colorful fan versions of their site, especially
using their own search.
So I took what little I knew about html and photoshop, and set
to work on creating a more colorful Google home page. A week later
(and after more man hours than I care to admit) Blue
Search was born. Soon after, I crafted Green
Search, and Pink
Search to fill out the spectrum. After all, wasn't
this all about variety? Later on, Dark
Search would be added by popular demand.
Then following a boom of emails demanding still more colors,
I built a final round of colors in the forms of Orange
Search, Red Search,
Search. Google Rainbow in particular was much requested, and
getting the color scheme just right was certainly a challenge,
but it is now up and running!
And there you have it, the origin story of Search in Color, a
colorful alternative to your daily Google. If you like it, why
not consider making it your home page?
If you've got any questions, feel free to email
me: [colors (at) searchincolor .net]
(and if you're too lazy to type that in by hand, well, my apologies.)