View Full Version : I'm not so keen on this year's Google Christmas homepage decorations

Plot Device
12-24-2008, 11:22 PM
For those of you who (as I do) have Google (http://www.google.com/) are your homepage, or those who simply use Google frequently, you've probably noticed their holiday motif this year.

December 21st

December 22nd

December 23rd

December 24th (today)

And to be honest, I don't like this year's offering simply because the word "Google" is not obvious. You have to pretend REALLY hard to see the word "Google" in there. I feel that's a failure on the part of the artist.

12-24-2008, 11:23 PM
I totally agree. It's been a big letdown. =(

Kitty Pryde
12-24-2008, 11:29 PM
I actually thought the different logos are telling a story--the guy builds something, then he tests it out, then everything starts to go wrong, then tomorrow-??? i'm willing to wait and see :)

12-24-2008, 11:36 PM
OH I like them! He's building a magic Christmas box.

12-25-2008, 12:01 AM
The images up to the current one are here:
I recall they have all their previous "doodle" logos around somewhere - you could, uh, google for them.

But shouldn't we move this hard-hitting issue over to PC&E, or P&CE, whatever that other forum is? Really, now, because THIS issue is IMPORTANT! :D

I use Google all the time but I rarely see the logo, because I enter my search string into the search bar on Firefox. In addition to the usual engines (Google, eBay, Amazon - I forget which ones were originally there), I have Meriam-Webster, and three each for Bookfinder and Paperbackswap (Title, Author, ISBN, but I rarely use ISBN). This things is great, it saves me the step(s) of clicking on a link for the website, waiting for it to load, and THEN typing in my search string.

My home page is a local (on my computer) page with lots of links, and I usually do a right-click, open in new tab - the first two links are Absolute Write Forums (http://absolutewrite.com/forums) and New Posts (http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/search.php?do=getnew) :))

12-25-2008, 12:21 AM
I thought they were a bit creepy myself

Plot Device
12-25-2008, 02:08 AM
I can certainly see that they are telling a story, but the failure of them to CLEARLY spell out the word "Google" every single time is why I think they do not pass muster.

12-25-2008, 02:15 AM
I agree. In fact, I didn't realize they said "Google" at all. I vote NO.