A white background with blue links and black text is how the default Google website looks like. While this might be effective and offers a great usability it looks pretty boring but this is going to change right now. It is possible to redesign Google Web Search if you use Firefox.
You can change the default layout of Google Web Search to a dark blue or a dark gray design which looks phenomenal. Just take a look at the preview images below to get a first look at how it could look like.
All you need to do is copy some code into the Firefox userContent.css file. The best way to do it is to search for the file which should be located in your profile folder. Append the code at the end of the file and restart Firefox afterwards. If you visit google.com afterwards you will notice that the website looks either dark blue or Grey depending on the choice that you made.
Just follow the links below and click on the "Show Code" button to see the code and copy / paste it into the userContent.css file. If your default search engine is not google.com you have to edit the code. Search for google.com and replace it with the domain name of your local search engine, e.g. google.co.uk.
Update: Please note that the original author of the themes has deleted them from the Stylish repository. While that is definitely sad to hear, there are alternatives available that you can use instead.
Alternatives include Black Google by Panos which you can install as a userscript or userstyle in your browser of choice, or Dark Blue Galaxy which is offering a similar experience. The easiest way to install these styles is to install the Stylish extension in Firefox or the Chrome pendant and then the styles that you find on the site.Advertisement
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