The Blackhomepage offers literally what’s in a name: a black background for your homepage. Easy on the eyes, they promise, and especially in dim-lit situations, this might be true. In real life, though, you might be happier with a bit of choice here. It’s no secret that Google only offers a white homepage, so there’s really nothing wrong with that.
Another less than obvious choice is the collection of links they provide. You see a lot of icons, some of them are the original ones, others are custom. The headings they use are also confusing: sometimes they use the original content, other times they use a more generic word like Weather, to link to the site Weathermetro. This choice feels arbitrary. At least, with 44 links, and no options to change any, and a promise of no tracking, this looks like a great basic homepage for anyone.
The great advantage of the radical choices behind the Blackhomepage is speed. It doesn’t take long to load it. also because it apparently uses a CDN service for quick delivery. Speed is guaranteed.
- Dark theme.
- 44 links to important websites.
- Secure search through DuckDuckGo.
- Clear Privacy statement, Cookie consent form, integration with social media.
This homepage seems designed to work on desktop or laptop computers only. On an iPhone, it loses most of its functionality, as the grid gets replaced by no more than 12 links. Not compatible.
The price is right: this service is offered for free. It’s not entirely clear how this site makes its money, affiliate linking might be possible, but it’s not clear.