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New Google favicon - or do my eyes need adjusting?

     

marcel

7:35 pm on Jan 9, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I am suddenly seeing an explosion of colours in the favicon area of the browser when visiting google sites.

A white 'g' surrounded by Google colours... it's gonna take a bit of getting used to I think.

tripleox

1:46 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Looks good. Noticed it when using Chrome.

HelenDev

2:44 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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i think the design by André Resende is much better than what they finally went for

I thought so too, that's the one that 'lept' out of the page when I looked at the blog. I can see why they brightened the colors up a bit, but moving the g over to the left just makes it get lost.

nealrodriguez

3:57 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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tell me when it gets entered into moma

J_RaD

7:17 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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ugly *agh*

ispy

8:30 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)



Looks very childish, like a preschool crayon doodle.

TinkyWinky

10:48 pm on Jan 12, 2009 (gmt 0)

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That's pants.... sorry does nothgin for me... I am still doing a double take after 2 days... bring back the plain old G and stop trying to be hip and trendy.

TW

xalex

4:13 am on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Congrats Google, you can be as ugly as MSFT. Eye Sore! How do I block this?

rooo

10:33 am on Jan 13, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I thought the original design was better that their amended one. Still, quite a cool claim to fame: "several billion people look at my designs every day".

potentialgeek

5:50 am on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's too busy for so small a graphic. Simpler is better. Just the one 'G' is also better for branding. I do like Google's famous day graphics, though. They are always fun and well done.

p/g

wyweb

6:53 am on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)



I liked the old one better. v2 I guess it was. Uppercase "G." Or was that lowercase?

No fuss. no frills... isn't that what goog is known for?

This new favicon is too busy.. too colorful.. oh well...

HelenDev

12:12 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I do like Google's famous day graphics

As I now have the iGoogle home page, I never get to see these any more :( I think they should have them on iGoogle as well.

YellowSEO

9:20 pm on Jan 14, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It's kind of nice but since is so colorful it catches my a little bit, I like that they did the lower case middle g it stead of G much more interesting shape and more distinct of Google.

SE_Magnets

7:31 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Where's Waldo?...Where's G?

icedowl

7:44 pm on Jan 15, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Sticks out like a sore thumb. Oh wait! Maybe it is a sore thumb!

J_RaD

9:16 pm on Jan 19, 2009 (gmt 0)

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As I now have the iGoogle home page, I never get to see these any more :( I think they should have them on iGoogle as well.

I don't even see the search home pages anymore - all my searching is done out of the browser search integration.

Quadrille

12:06 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I have both iGoogle and the favicon - refresh the page! ;)

HelenDev

9:42 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I meant that I don't see the famous day graphics any more. But I don't have the favicon either - has it been rolled out in the UK yet or just the US?

Shaddows

10:14 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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Yep, I got it yesterday from co.uk

Added- The main site, not iGoogle and not logged in.

[edited by: Shaddows at 10:16 am (utc) on Jan. 20, 2009]

Quadrille

10:45 am on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I'm in the UK; I have the favicon in all my Google Search pages (incl iGoogle).

Not sure what you mean by day graphics - I still get the 'theme' images; much better in iGoogle than the gmail selections (Why can't we choose the same for both!?!).

[edited by: Quadrille at 10:47 am (utc) on Jan. 20, 2009]

Quadrille

2:57 pm on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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The BBC have (finally!) noticed this Google Revolution - but their story [news.bbc.co.uk] is clearly having trouble reaching the Required Excitement Quota, so they've beefed it up with all kinds of red (and multi-coloured) herrings!

HelenDev

3:27 pm on Jan 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I still get the 'theme' images

That is what I meant. Maybe I'm not getting them because I have an artist theme installed. I guess I could always go back to classic, but there's so many shiny themes!

tedster

1:56 am on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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I stopped being disturbed by the new favicon rather quickly and now I kind of like it - it helps me spot Google pages that I have opened very quickly.

Now that a couple months have gone by for us all to get used to it, I'm wondering how the new design sits with others.

webfoo

2:20 am on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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favicons don't mean that much to me. I've pretty much gotten over it.

phranque

10:05 am on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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it jars my senses every time i see it.
it's alarming and a little bit sickening.
my least favorite of all the G property icons by far.

BillyS

12:50 pm on Mar 31, 2009 (gmt 0)

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It still looks like MSN to me.
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