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Make Wolfram|Alpha Your Home Page!

June 13, 2009 —
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Did you notice Stephen Wolfram’s custom Wolfram|Alpha home page in the live Q&A webcast? Now, with a simple click of your mouse, you too can customize your home page with one of three Wolfram|Alpha home page layouts and nine different colorful themes.

The Full Home Page shown below features quick and easy tips to help you query.

Full Home Page

Full Home Page

Add some color to your Wolfram|Alpha experience by choosing the Minimal Home Page, containing the Wolfram|Alpha computation bar, or the Minimal Home Page + Search, which makes it easy for you to query Wolfram|Alpha and search the web.

Are you wondering about the significance behind some of these themes? Those cool graphics you see in themes two through four (across, left to right) were designed in Mathematica, and themes seven and eight are examples of simple programs discussed in Steven Wolfram’s groundbreaking book A New Kind of Science.

Minimal Home Page Themes

Minimal Home Page themes

Click here to download your new Wolfram|Alpha home page.


I love the trefoil knot!

Posted by sander huisman June 13, 2009 at 1:53 pm

This is great and should be the home page of every single internet user.

Posted by Sadeer Nasser June 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm

1 kcal/mol = ? cm-1

Posted by gotall June 13, 2009 at 9:19 pm

I think alpha do not know 1 kcal/mol=? MHz and 1 kcal/mol = ? cm-1
you can see it here:

Posted by gotall June 13, 2009 at 9:26 pm

I love science.

Posted by yuan yuan June 13, 2009 at 11:16 pm

It has been said that if we don’t understand how W|A got it’s results we can follow the process through step by step. How do we do that?

It is hard to believe it possible but the target would seem to include explaining those steps to any literate user by progressively explaining any step in more and more detail until they do understand it. THis would seem to incur an impossible workload but W|A would not need to create the tutorials itself but onlly curate them.

Posted by Brian Gilbert June 14, 2009 at 2:22 am

Cool I was waiting for this!!!
It’s something like IGoogle!!!@

Posted by Abhishek June 14, 2009 at 3:34 am

‘ts cool. Thanks and stay tuned.

Posted by Artaborian June 14, 2009 at 10:01 am

‘ts cool, thank you.

Posted by Aritaborian June 14, 2009 at 10:10 am

I have a request: can you create some Wolfram|Alpha desktop wallpapers? Thank you!

Posted by Bruno B. June 14, 2009 at 7:21 pm

Damn, you guys think about anything! ๐Ÿ˜€

Posted by Asgaro June 15, 2009 at 5:26 am

I think it’s nice that you included a Google search, makes it very clear what W|A is _not_.

Would be nice though if we could upload our own background *pretty please?* ๐Ÿ™‚

Posted by memento June 19, 2009 at 9:12 am

thank you ,, so cool

Posted by d3m June 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm


Posted by June 28, 2009 at 11:21 pm

I really dig the homepage options, but would it be possible to allow for editing of the homepage? I have taken the page and added some iframes to the TL and TR elements, and then accessed the html locally, but it would be cool for wolfram to let me do this automatically? Maybe just some iframe and URL options? possibly even specify a background image too?

Just a thought.

Posted by Ben August 24, 2009 at 10:21 am