Friday, June 08, 2007

Blackle

What would happen if Google turns it site into completely black? We will save approximately 750 Megawatts-hours an year!
According to a recent blogpost by Mark Ontkush, black google will save 750 Megawatts-hours an year taking into consideration the popularity of the same.
Subsequently, someone went ahead and custom made a google serach engine on a completely black page. Evidently, the page is called as Blackle. Now there is a new angle to usability engineers while designing a web page and that is energy preservation.
Kudos to those people who came up with the concept. I have already started preserving energy. Have you?


2 comments:

Sanjay John G. said...

You might want to note that blackle is just the homepage of www.searchincolor.com, which has offered web search in different colors since a much longer time. In general, all dark backgrounds on light text are energy saving-less illumination of the CRT-less pixel activation.

My favorite on searchincolor.com is the white background with green links-although not energy saving-it is really better for the eyes.

Sanjay

Artstudio Sri Lanka said...

There are around 22 different versions of “black google” online. The best one I’ve found is www.cleanblack.com. Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results. Try it yourself by going to www.cleanblack.com/theme/