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« on: June 19, 2008, 09:40:59 PM »

SUCKS! It utterly sucks. I miss the colourful G with the white background. Now it's just like a plain purple G. Doesn't look distinctive enough. When I look at tabs, I forget they're Google tabs.
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« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2008, 10:24:39 PM »

Yeah I hate it also.  I actually did a double take a day or so ago when I first noticed it.
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« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2008, 10:27:44 PM »

Yeah it looks pretty terrible.

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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008, 11:07:51 PM »

Some info on it...
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2008/06/one-fish-two-fish-red-fish-blue-fish.html

Much preferred the old one, too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2008, 11:14:47 PM »

This thread is proof that people on the Internet will bitch about anything.  I'm sure there i someone out there who is willing to sue over it, too (hopefully not on this forum).
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« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 02:41:40 AM »

Quote from: The Grue on June 19, 2008, 11:14:47 PM

This thread is proof that people on the Internet will bitch about anything.  I'm sure there i someone out there who is willing to sue over it, too (hopefully not on this forum).

Right, and I'm sure you're one of the people who don't realize how much Google has a hold on the internet. The world would be a boring place if nobody had any places to vent.

The fact is that the new one has a distinct lack of branding.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 03:11:37 AM »

not a big fan of the new one either...just doesn't instantly remind me of Google like i think a good favicon should.  i'm already getting used to seeing it though, so it doesn't look so out of place anymore.
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008, 04:09:55 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on June 20, 2008, 02:41:40 AM


Right, and I'm sure you're one of the people who don't realize how much Google has a hold on the internet. The world would be a boring place if nobody had any places to vent.

The fact is that the new one has a distinct lack of branding.

Yes, my knowledge of the the Internet pales greatly in comparison to your mighty encyclopedic, in-depth understanding.  Please, please tutor me, oh great one.

My point is it's just a logo.  Unless you work for Google, you honestly shouldn't care.  Even if you did, it's still a stretch.
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008, 04:31:20 AM »

What's with the attitude? It's not like I know any more than anybody. I'm just saying that I dislike the current favicon, which reflects Google's branding, or lack of it. And it's annoying as it takes me awhile of looking at it before I realize it's actually Google compared to their old one. It should be my right to vent about it. If you don't like that I'm venting about it, then why are you posting in it? Obviously others share my opinion.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2008, 04:45:19 AM »

Anyone else amazed how much worse most of the other “explorations” on that link are?  I’m a recent graphic design graduate and I would have been embarrassed to show most of those to a client.  I want to work for Google!  I make pretty icon!
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2008, 05:17:59 AM »

Quote from: Rumpy on June 20, 2008, 04:31:20 AM

What's with the attitude? It's not like I know any more than anybody. I'm just saying that I dislike the current favicon, which reflects Google's branding, or lack of it. And it's annoying as it takes me awhile of looking at it before I realize it's actually Google compared to their old one. It should be my right to vent about it. If you don't like that I'm venting about it, then why are you posting in it? Obviously others share my opinion.

Well, because you basically said I don't know anything about Google's presence on the web.  At any rate, you are correct that it is your right to vent.  It is also my right to think that in the grand scheme of things, Google's new logo doesn't really matter, especially considering how tiny a favicon is.
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 05:24:09 AM »

Well, apparently we're not the only ones as other sites have complained about the icon, so apparently it does matter. You know the old saying, "It's the little things that make a difference". Well, this is one of them.
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2008, 06:18:27 AM »

I like it.  I think it's classier than the old one.
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Edit: ^^ Didn't know you could do that.  Cool!
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« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2008, 06:48:30 AM »

I didn't even know what a "favicon" was...   icon_confused
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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2008, 12:43:52 PM »

People don't like change but at some point you just have to do it.  Looking ahead people will probably recognize the new favicon as much as the old G. 
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2008, 04:40:48 PM »

now that you point it out I liked the old one better, too.
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