Google Talk Themes

    April 24, 2006

Ever since the new avatar/themed version of Google Talk came out, people have been creating themes for it, many of them pretty cool. Lets try to run them down.

  • Novelist – very clean, sharp text on plain white, looks like a book. (3.7/5)
  • Slashdot – looks like Slashdot, complete with green bars (and rounded corners) and “posted at” times. (4.5/5)
  • DOS Box – looks like a DOS command prompt windows, complete with C:\YourName> prompt. (4.3/5)
  • Windows XP – similar to XP’s folder grouping. (2.6/5)
  • PHP – looks like PHP code in a text-based HTML editor. (3.9/5)
  • A combo of Bubbles and Ping Pong themes. (2.8/5)
  • Windows XP – dialog boxes in the XP style (3.6/5)
  • Daring Fireball – based on the website, white text on a charcoal gray background. (3.6/5)
  • mIRC – By Phillip, resembles an IRC chat window (I’m using it right now). (3.8/5)
  • Windows 9X – Windows 98-era dialog boxes. (3.4/5)
  • Shoop – sheep with dialog balloons on a blue background. (4.0/5) Page also includes several other decent themes.
  • Star Wars – Star Wars font names, lightsaber seperations on a starry background. (3.5/5)
  • Digg – Digg font style names and seperators. (3.7/5)

There are a lot of themes being posted all the time here. If you have a cool one, post a link here or shoot me an email.

Just so you know, if you want a high rating, make me a Windows Vista theme.

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