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Stephen [PersonRank 0]

Friday, March 3, 2006
14 years ago


sloths.googlepages.com/lolword ...

Jordan Hamer [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #


img320.imageshack.us/img320/83 ...



Haha I forgot the web, images,groups, news etc...

Jack Hynes [PersonRank 6]

14 years ago #


img96.imageshack.us/my.php?ima ...



What's the prize?

¥€$ [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

pix.nofrag.com/66/fd/f8894f543 ...

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #


splasho.com/blog/wp-content/up ...



Lol, amazing how hard it is, I almost put the search box above the title!

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I use google every day but i rarely see the homepage.

Veky [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

So very true... I really can't remember when was the last time I saw it. Firefox's search box is ultraconvenient.

But at least I know that 'l' is green. ;-D

A [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

What you remember may not be there for long :-) Seems they are coming out with a new layout, where the tabs are to the left and the search box is at the top.

Joe [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

hmm, that's funny. I forgot the "Web Images Groups ..." too. I guess that's because (if I use the google home page instead of, e.g., a tool bar), I always do a regular search, then hit "Images" or whatever on the results page...


joelion.googlepages.com/google ...


Luca [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

voilà .. my google on paper (direct from memory) :-)


grooan.com/google.jpg



see U

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Here's mine...


blogoscoped.com/files/google-r ...

Amy [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I make about 40 Google searches per day, but never visit the homepage, because I use the Firefox googlebar extension. So my memory of the links on the homepage is fuzzy. I wonder what data there is on the percentage of Google users who bypass the homepage.

Of people that do visit the homepage regularly, it's likely that many use Personalized, rather than Classic Home, so will have different layouts and degrees of complexity.

Sandra [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

I either use the Google search field in Opera or I use the advanced search page (which is the page opera loads when opened). So I would have no idea what the google homepage looks like exactly. Typical bypass case I am.

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Its vaguely similar to the fact that I can touch type but couldn't read out the keys to you. Familiarity makes use easy but you forget what it actually looks like, I could draw other sites I use less better than Google because I actually have to remember where the UI elements are.

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I've noticed that MOST of you don't remember how Google logo looks like! :) It's pretty funny, isn't it? It's one of best known logos in the world, but nobody remembers which color goes where.

I propose you another experiment. Go to ludwik.trammer.pl/googlecolors ... – those are Google logos with the same color combinations that you drew on your pictures. Than try to figure out which combination is the real one, without looking on the real Google logo.

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Clearly Logo E

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #


static.flickr.com/42/106830427 ...



Those are four people from the biggest search companies. Guess with one is the googler? ;)

Corsin Camichel [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Matt

jon [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

a very cool experiment.
you can learn a lot from it.

Travis Harris [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

"try to figure out which combination is the real one, without looking on the real Google logo."
Got it right looking at them.... it was the only one that didn't look just wrong to me.... but had I had to draw it, I doubt I would have gotten it right!
Sorry Mr Lenssen... didn't have the time nor motivation!

Cow [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

My drawing at:

cow.neondragon.net/index.php/6 ...

Ludwik Trammer [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I added Cow's version to ludwik.trammer.pl/googlecolors ... and now it looks like most people thinks that the first letter in Google logo is... red. That's strange...

Splasho [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I can always remember both G's are blue

Sandra [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Red looks sooooo wrong! There was only one logo that had the right feel to it. Very cool!

Cow [PersonRank 2]

14 years ago #

It's hard when it isn't in the right font :)

Personman [PersonRank 8]

14 years ago #

Looking at the different colored logos, I got it right – but I cheated a bit by seeing the boxed G in Firefox's search bar, and noticing that it was blue. If I hadn't, I might have picked one of the red ones.

Evilpig [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #

Woooo! Mine is the best!

Check it out here:


img.photobucket.com/albums/v20 ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I agree looking at the logos you immediately feel which color combination is right. I even knew the color combination I produced was wrong... but I didn't quite know why... :)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I did this with M&M's once...


blogoscoped.com/files/mms.jpg

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I wonder why they picked the color order they did...
Here are some of the older color schemes:


web.archive.org/web/1999050412 ...



web.archive.org/web/1999050413 ...



And the beta logo, where they decided on the color scheme they use now:


google.com/google.jpg

davidpk212 [PersonRank 0]

14 years ago #


squiggle.org/~david/google.jpg



A lot more wrong than any others i presume...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

> A lot more wrong than any others i presume...

Can't find the image...

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