Google Mordor

    May 8, 2006

Strange. Just a few days after I post about the Lord of the Rings fans who want a Google Doodle to honor LOTR writer J. R. R. Tolkien, we find Google Mordor, a total conversion of the Google search engine.

I’m not even sure how this would work, but the creator explains that it was a fully functional clone of Google, that let you search Google Web and Image search, retrieves the results from Google and reformats them with a very different page design.

Seems like an interesting idea, that you could create a completely functional mod of the Google search engine, one that preserved all the features while giving you whatever color scheme and other changes you’d like. Of course, the site doesn’t do it anymore, saying that “version was lost”, and I’d like to know how it was pulled off in the first place, amd how I could do it myself without resorting to GreaseMonkey.

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