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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Friday, May 30, 2008
10 years ago31,248 views

This morning i started Firefox and saw a new Google favicon, at least i think it's new.


websonic.nl/nieuws/052008/imag ...

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

John [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

This favicon sucks! Way to hard to find when I have all those tabs open.

John Sawyer [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

I also don't like the new icon. The main reason is that it is hard to spot.
Shame on you (g)oogle!!!

Igor The Troll [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Google Stole the small "g" Favicon idea from me googlepatrol.org I have it registered for one year now!

[unlinked]

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Eh... doubt it Igor

The watcher [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

All part of their new "softer" image"?

See:

+ Show video



Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here]The watcher
Tony beat you to it: blogoscoped.com/forum/132365-f ...


blogoscoped.com/files/more/goo ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[put at-character here] The watcher:
To be continued..
lol... :P

joe [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I'm going to have to give this new one a thumbs down as well. Just not as pleasant to the eye as the old one.

Goran Duskic [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

I think the new favicon is just fine. Maybe they didn't have to do this, but I think this is a part of Google's constant improving. I don't even see the favicons on my tabs. Besides, everything is moving to smaller screens, so Google decided to go to a smaller "g" :)

Element [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Much better icon! I'm glad google has decided to change its old-fashioned icon that was just ugly between all other modern icons. These people, who always shout 'I hate the new icon', are just not able to get used to it, because they probably are like 80 or 90 years old.

James [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

lolllll
That's the phrase i've been searching for this topic :)

Adam Hughes [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Maybe they are just trying to save on bandwidth costs. The new icon is 256 bytes smaller.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I doubt that.. :/

Bouke Regnerus [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

"Maybe they are just trying to save on bandwidth costs. The new icon is 256 bytes smaller."
hahah, yea sure

Apree [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Seems that some guys in Google have nothing to do lately.

Shan [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

This favicon just like Geegain.com's favicon. It is red and this is blue... Old favicon is good to Google...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

More discussions on Reddit: reddit.com/info/6lqbl/comments ...

bruno boutot [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

The new favicon looks like an 8, which is a good omen in China.
Well done.
Also, "G" stands for "Giga", which means "a billion", impressive but intimidating, like any big number.
Whereas "g" is "gravity", which pulls you in.
Well done.

Rohit Srivastwa [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

A lot of discussion is going against the new favicon
Seems like people really didn't liked it

friendfeed.com/e/044c9e23-9fe3 ...
gordonswaby.com/2008/06/02/i-h ...

q [PersonRank 2]

10 years ago #

Looks better with the new blue background some icons get in Firefox 3 (guess it's when you're using HTTPS).

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I cleared my cache and now it's back to the Big G. Did they change it back because of the users?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It's not changed to the "Big G" for me.

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

It seems it only changed on GVideo, maybe it never changed to the little g on Video for me, do you have big or little on Video Tony?

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

I have the Big G on Google Vidoo:
video.google.com/favicon.ico

Mike Jenrom [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

Poll: what's your take on Google's new favicon? (because I sure hate it): pollsb.com/polls/poll/14229/ne ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

More proof that nobody cares about GVideo...

Seamore Butts [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

The new little g is rubbish! bring back the BIG G and all will be forgiven!

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Mike's poll is the suck, you are asked to login, but closing the dialogue box continues the poll anyway, and the phrasing for the 3rd option is not one I want to choose.

Bouke Regnerus [PersonRank 1]

10 years ago #

Read this googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008 ...

The new Favicon is a symbol for infinity (∞). What stands for the amount of search results google has.

Kyle Whittington [PersonRank 0]

10 years ago #

My brain said "gsk" when I saw the lower case "g". Most people I've spoken to have had negative reactions to it – it's less unique and distinctive – aren't those the core two words of marketing?

me [PersonRank 8]

10 years ago #

I swiched my UA to iphone, and then saw the icon changing (and the whole page)
I payed no attention furter.
But then i switched back but the icon stayed the same. "this is strange"

I refreshed, opened another browser, and today googled it for sure.

:)

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/132365.h ...
<< More proof that nobody cares about GVideo... >>

lollllllllll :)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

From searchengineland.com/080603-13 ...

<<[...]the official response from a Google spokesperson:
"We recognized there was a need for a Google icon that would better work across multiple applications including web, mobile and client applications. We felt the small 'g' had many of the characteristics that best represent our brand: it's simple, playful, and unique. We will be looking to improve and enhance this icon as we move forward.">>

So the new Favicon is a work in progress then. I presume that this also means the Favicon will be the icon used on a Google Search application for Android and iPhone (if one is released, that is).

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

If they'll improve it, and i'll like, i might consider removing the big G's script.
:P

(userscripts.org/scripts/show/2 ...)

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