The other day, our good friends at Google introduced Themes for your GMail. Big deal you say? Just some new colors? Think again. Specifically think more like DreamScene on the web because these themes change. I don't know about all of them, but I picked “Tea House” last night and it was a night scene with a pagoda and rather peaceful. This morning, I check Gmail and the same theme is now bright and sunny!
I've been watching it throughout the day and the sun that is on the theme has been moving across the sky with the time of day. A very cool approach to theming on the web and it makes me wonder what some of the other themes do.
I realize that something like this won't change the world or help anyone make better widgets but it is a new take on what has normally been a rather boring part of the technology scene and that is refreshing all by itself.