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10 January 2009 @ 12:56 pm
WTH?  
Dear gods! What happened to the little tab bar(?) icon for google? They've gone to plaid!

Edit: Okay, after checking various blog posts and such i now have a vague memory of them switching form the upper-case 'G' to the lower-case 'g' awhile back. However although i didn't think the change was an improvement i don't remember the same immediate and overwhelming response of "My eyes! The goggles do nothing!" (I suppose i could go back and check to see if i thought it was worth making a post about at the time =)
 
 
Current Mood: shockedappalled
 
 
 
Madman Across the Water: Hermitmadmanatw on January 10th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was wondering the same thing. Awful looking, though I suppose I'll get used to it.
Squidceph on January 10th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
I too was seriously unsettled. What the heck?
Madman Across the Water: Madmanmadmanatw on January 10th, 2009 09:50 pm (UTC)
I think all of the 4 they decided not to use are better than the one they did. Primarily, I think, because with the G off center you lose some of the letter when the favicon is surrounded by white.
DonAithnendonaithnen on January 10th, 2009 09:58 pm (UTC)
I agree, the three they outright rejected were a lot better, and the one that "inspired" them at least had a good color balance and use of the lower case g shape. How they started with that and then decided to move on to the current abomination is probably one of those things man was not meant to know =P
Brie2gouda4u on January 11th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
probably one of those things man was not meant to know

Speaking as a woman, I'm not in on the secret, either ;-P
DonAithnendonaithnen on January 12th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
=P

How about speaking as a google employee? ;)