Make Your Gmail Look Snazzier With Gmail Redesigned
By on May 16th, 2008

Gmail has been a powerhouse for me and made my life simpler in managing emails and responding to clients, using keyboard shortcuts for quick access, starring important emails and tons and tons of more features.

Gmail has really revolutionalized the way people look at email first with providing users with enormous amounts of email storage space and bringing AJAX to mainstream. With these and many more features they made the Inbox a much better place.

The one thing that lacks with Gmail though is no support for skins and templates. Gmail has sported the same look from the day it has launched with little improvements in them. Not that I am complaining but there are tons of users who do not like the plain old interface.

So if you are looking to make Gmail look more snazzier here is a template which you can use to get rid of the plain old look, take a look at the screenshot below to see what this small trick will transform your Gmail look to.

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To get this look for your Gmail Inbox simply follow these steps. Note you can achieve this only in Firefox, if you don’t have it then Download Firefox now.

  1. Download and Install the Stylish extension if you are not using it already.
  2. Open http://www.naverniouk.com/design/gmail/gmail.css or http://www.s-c-u-m.com/globex/gmail.css link in the Firefox browser.
  3. Right-click on the Stylish icon in the status bar and choose “Add Style to Stylish”.

That’s it once you have Installed the new style refresh your Gmail Inbox for the new them to be applied.

There is a note of caution though, this style does not work with Lifehackers Better Gmail 2 and Remember the Milk extensions for Firefox, so if your heavily dependant on these extensions you should wait for future releases of this style which the author is working on. On the other hand this style only works with “new versions” of Gmail and only has support for English language right now, multi-language support expected in the future.

For more information visit the Gmail Redesigned page.

What do you think of this theme? Do you think it’s high time Gmail gave in to popular demands and add in themes just like the did with Google IG? Let me know your comments and views.

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  • http://www.sizzledcore.com Haris

    OMG! That’s really cool. You know, I have Stylish add-on installed, but never bothered to look what it really does. Will definitely try it now for sure.

    • Keith Dsouza

      Yups I use it to make dull sites stylish :)

 
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