Gmail 2.0 saw some nice design updates but the overall look of Gmail has been the same. But, thanks to a Firefox extension called Stylish, it is possible for a Firefox user to completely overhaul the look of Gmail.
Here is how you can pimp your Gmail in 2 easy steps:
Step 1 – Install Stylish Extension:
Grab the Stylish Firefox extension from the newly updated Firefox add-ons website and install it. Restart your browser.
Step 2 – Install Re-designed Gmail Stylish Script
Scroll down in this page until you see a title named ‘Install Options’. Install the script and login to Gmail. Voila!
That’s it. Enjoy the new look.
Why would I want this?
- If you are looking at your monitor all day long, darker themes are supposedly easy on your eyes
- The new look just rocks. Look at the screenshots.
- You can always turn this off with a click and go back to your old ways or even switch back and forth
The script is being constantly updated so check back every few days to load the new version as the bugs are getting squashed. The comments in that page indicate the ‘Remember the Milk’ extension as incompatible but I am using it with no problems. There are many Stylish/Greasemonkey scripts for Gmail but this has to be the best one so far.
Boy, it looks gorgeous. Now, here are some screenshots of my inbox
If you are looking to supercharge your Gmail experience, try the Better Gmail 2 Firefox extension put together by Lifehacker. It sports some of the best Greasemonkey scripts and Stylish scripts rolled into a Firefox extension. It includes this awesome Re-designed Gmail script as well.
Have a great weekend!