Make a Custom Gmail Theme

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A few months ago, Gmail introduced themes to its popular email service. However, themes were controlled by Google since they cannot be installed from outside the page, or by uploading files (like WordPress, Joomla, etc). This makes sense, because it’s an email site.

However, there are only 31 themes so far, and many are simply color palettes. Thankfully, in February (I’m a bit late with this), Gmail added a “Choose your own colors” option. If you haven’t changed your theme since picking it, chances are you’ve missed this.

Switching the colors is pretty straight forward – you just use a live demo to edit how you like and save it. In my opinion, it’s a lot better than any of the other themes. I like things clean, so I was able to set all backgrounds to white, using a light grey for messages and a light blue for links.

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