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Chris Cardell

Google Reader themes… makes sense

Annie Chen a Gmail engineer announced the introduction of themes within Gmail almost two weeks ago. Having tested a lot of these themes, it wouldn’t be controversial to say that many of them are fairly useless, nevertheless some do tick all the right boxes.

Google Reader is Google’s very own web-based RSS reader application and its visual format is very similar to Gmail. When coming across Helvetireader an unofficial Google Reader theme, it became clear that nothing bad could come of an optional theme setting. Hopefully Reader engineers and Gmail engineers are swapping notes at this very moment. See mock-up below.

Google Reader Themes Mock-up

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