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I noticed today that Google has a new favicon (http://www.google.com/favicon.ico).
I made a quick hi-res mock-up using inkscape:
New Google Favicon
I still can’t make up my mind if I like it or not.
So you are just the kind of guy who posts any crap to gain visitors? You are not any different from the authors of the much hated spam blogs.
Thats a bit harsh! I’m going to be posting in regard to my interests and projects. So far I’ve posted 2 items – one on a thumbnailing web app I’m working on, and this one. My web development job heavily involves me with the ins/outs of Google, and found their new icon quite surprising, compared with the much blander previous ones. I have no financial incentives in this blog, it’s just my personal project.
Harsh indeed, I think the inkscape version is great!
this new favicon just sucks.. its even worst than the other one theyve tried, why? because it looks like a mess i would have done in gimp (as im really not skilled at anything but making rounded boxes) and because google is a brand as much as their logo, should we wake up in 2010 to get redirected from http://www.google.com to http://www.somecrackedothercoolname.com.. and this besides the fact that it looks bad and hurts one’s eyes..you cant even decide if its good or not, that says a lot
Knowing Google, they probably tested that favicon against 42 other favicons to see which one performs best.
@Matt: Thanks for putting this up. It works great as the App icon for Google docs running through Fluid.