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V-Day: Will there be a doodle?  (View post)

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, February 13, 2008
11 years ago6,955 views

In the Years 2001, 2003, 2005 and 2007 were Doodles at Valentine's Day


google.com/logos/valentine01.g ...



google.com/logos/valentine03.g ...



google.com/logos/valentine05.g ...



google.com/logos/valentine07.g ...



But none in 2002, 2004 and 2006:


google.com/logos/valentine02.g ...



google.com/logos/valentine04.g ...



google.com/logos/valentine06.g ...



Will there be tomorrow one?


google.com/logos/valentine08.g ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

There was one in 2004 actually:


google.com/logos/valentines04. ...



And also in 2000:


google.com/logos/valentine.gif



When they also linked to this page:
google.com/heart/feature_cons. ...

4563214 [PersonRank 2]

11 years ago #

[moved from "YouTube Valentines Day Doodle" -Philipp]


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Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Oooow, it hurts!


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Luckily, the theme hasn't been applied to Apps accounts (not very business friendly really).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Martin, I don't see it here yet, even though I'm not using Apps ...?

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

The icon set for Valentines day is at


docs.google.com/images/doclist ...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You can access the docs valentine theme at docs.google.com/?holiday=vday (from googledocs.blogspot.com/2008/0 ...)

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

And Google Street View


googlesightseeing.com/wp-conte ...

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I can resume my feelings in a simple snippet.

while (!$girlfriend) {
   echo "I hate Valentine's day.";
}

I hope the php.ini has a long time-out setting.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

FriendFeed's all loved up too:


friendfeed.com/static/images/l ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

2008 Valentines Doodle for Google


google.com/logos/valentine08.g ...



Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Don't like the Google logo today :(
Don't like Google Docs today :(

In the words of some guy on the radio:
"I know nobody loves me, somebody obviously felt the need to create a day to remind me"

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Is that couple in the logo walking towards the light? :p

Ben [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

[moved from new thread "Google Docs gone pink for Valentine's day" -Philipp]

The entire interface of Google Docs is all pink, with a prominent banner at the top saying 'Happy Valentine's Day', and with the star icon replaced by a pink heart. At the risk of sounding liking a grump, I wish they wouldn't do this. Not everyone celebrates Valentine's Day – including those with partners. I don't mind having the Google logo on the search page having themes, but this is too much. At least provide a link to switch back to the normal colour scheme.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Eeeks
Its looking BAD

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I agree with Ben. Changing a logo is fine but changing the color scheme AND the icons is bad, bad, bad.

Can you imagine if your operating system or desktop application changed how they look on different days of the year?

Trent Petro [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

A screenshot too + opions: trin-blog.blogspot.com/2008/02 ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<<Is that couple in the logo walking towards the light? :p>>
They seem to be walking along a beach (the blue is the ocean).

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Happy Single Awareness Day! :)
blogoscoped.com/archive/2007-0 ...

<<in the logo>>
And watching sunrise/set.

Tue Abrahamsen [PersonRank 7]

11 years ago #

I think they're doing the Charleston.

Flickr loves us, btw :)

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Is that couple in the logo walking towards the light?

Heh. It reminds me of "Cocoon": imdb.com/title/tt0088933/

Above 21 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

In 2007 was a Doodle on orkut.


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Is there one in 2008?

Mickey Mellen [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

Google Earth Blog has a post about all kinds of hearts/valentine's stuff in Google Earth:

gearthblog.com/blog/archives/2 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

> Changing a logo is fine but changing the color
> scheme AND the icons is bad, bad, bad.

Gee, I actually have to work with Google Docs today... the revamped interface is annoying (a broken heart icon means unstarred etc.). Guess Google doesn't consider it a serious tool yet and rather opts for promoting it some more. A management that lets this gimmick pass is also kind of a bad sign for future decisions.

Ben [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

It's so bad my first thought was that someone must have actually hacked into their systems and played a Valentine's day joke on Google.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

whats up with the creative division of Google ?
I expected something better than this years doodle

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Jeez, guys, go easy on Google...I thought it was cute. <.<

Scrooges.

Razib Ahmed [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I liked the logo but I was not impressed with the color selection. I think that Google should have done more research first. Valentine day has become a big business in any part of the world now. So, no wonder, Google wants the same. However, I expected something more creative from Google.
I am giving you link of a romantic short story here:
write-translate.blogspot.com/2 ...
If you can then read.

Jenny [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Changing working/functional elements in a working interface, without notice, just because of a holiday on the calendar (that not everyone celebrates, anyway) is bad usability practice. They need a rethink! I hope they never stop the cute illustration/logo on their main search page, but this is not a functional area. Changing icons and moving interface elements is a different matter.

Now if they'd managed to have GDocs deliver chocolate to me today, all would be forgiven. :)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<<Now if they'd managed to have GDocs deliver chocolate to me today, all would be forgiven. :)>>

As a non-Chocoholic, I'd only settle with GDrive as a reason, frankly (there's always April fools day though).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

More from Google:

"Send a geo-located greeting to a loved one"
gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/s ...

"Bitter? Break some hearts"
gmaps-samples.googlecode.com/s ...

Mysterius [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Hey! I thought the Google Docs change was cute! :D

And in response to Philipp's post, I felt the river looked more like a beach, to me.

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