personalized google home page

Google has released a new version of it’s personalized homepage in order to compete with portals such as My Yahoo! I thought it might be fun to play with, but I instantly set it as my Firefox start page at work and will soon do the same on my laptop. I chose the following modules:

  • Google News
  • Wired News
  • Gmail
  • Weather
  • Movies
  • Quote of the Day

As soon as the page saved my choices and reloaded, I wasn’t satisfied with the layout and started skimming the links to see where I needed to go to rearrange the content. Imagine my surprise when I saw this sitting innocently beneath the standard Google search box:

Tip: Drag and drop to rearrange the page.

Drag-and-drop arrangement within a web interface. Now I’ve seen it all.