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Redesigning the Google Favicon  (View post)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, June 17, 2008
14 years ago6,506 views

I was a bit cautious at first, but now I've had chance to see it on every Google web service I use, I've got used to it, and I too quite like it.

I'm afraid I'm not a fan of that colourful "G" – I think that Catull should still be used.

Googlaxy [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Each Google service should have it's own favicon (on login and pos-login pages) to be more recognizable on the bookmarks toolbars and tabs.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"[Thanks Denis!]"
Which one?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> Which one?

Denis Kortunov, the one who wrote the TurboMilk post...

> Each Google service should have it's own favicon

How many Google services have their own icons right now? Gmail displays its own mail icon... any others?

Chriz [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

Google Reader also has his own icon

Ervin [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Google Maps could have this as favicon:

Hong Xiaowan [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Fresh Design, I like it.

Silver [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I do adore the new google favicon. For one reason alone – it looks like the vertical mathematical symbol of infinity to me – and it does suit Google very well :) What do you guys think?

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp: <<How many Google services have their own icons right now? Gmail displays its own mail icon... any others?>>

These services/sites have their own favicon:
Web Accelerator

A few services still have the old G favicon:

And there were at least 3 or 4 services that seemed to be missing a favicon altogether.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

(weren't we talking about the new favicon here ?)

I don't like the simon-G, but the design from Valera Namazov (the circle with colours) looks great.

Anonymous Poster [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I personally like the icon in the grid at position 4, 4. It's a simple blue G on white. I really dislike the huge Simon memory game G at the top of this post.

Stefan [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Hm, i don't agree to you. The one at the top of this post is much better than this semi-professional one Google's using actually. I don't like it in any imaginable way. Big design mistake. Please use this one.. ;-)

Ian Davies [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

I agree with Anonymous Poster – the capital blue G was my favourite too.

Henning [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

Google Reader also changed it's favicon, but there seem to be some issues with the rollout. Depending on what Google server you get redirected to, there are different icons right now:

The old one:

A new one:

I also get a non-antialiased version of the new one sometimes, though I don't know, if it's just Firefox messing up the scaling.

Henning [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

[put at-character here]Philipp: Please consider using "max-width" instead of "width" for the CSS (.forumImage)... ;-)

I just found a 64px wide version of the new logo as well:

That's the version that Firefox scales badly into a favicon.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The Finance favicon is new:

_____ [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

I find the new favicon too pedestrian. Something about the combination of the lowercase g (which I don't yet at all associate with Google (at least, not yet)) and the too understated color scheme. Maybe if they went with white "g" on the blue background it would work. I generally prefer the uppercase G icons.

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