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Google logo through the years #1052363
01/28/16 05:10 PM
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It's interesting to see how the Google logo has changed.
I'm not talking about the "special" logos you sometimes see, which celebrate holidays and events in history -- just the everyday logo as it changed through the years.

Looking back using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine...

*** December 1998 ***
This seems to be the oldest date the Archive has that includes a logo.
Brightly colored letters with shading that gives the letters a three-dimensional effect, and shadows on the white page underneath. Also unique is the exclamation point after the letters.

*** June 2001 ***
This version also has bright colors, shaded letters (giving a 3D effect), and shadows, but the letters are much slimmer, perhaps more elegant-looking.

*** October 2006 ***
Very much like the 2001 version, though the shadows under the letters are a little different.

*** May 2012 ***
A flatter look, still somewhat three dimensional, but the shading is less and there are no longer any shadows on the white area under the letters. Is it me, or do the colors seem a little paler than before?

*** July 2014 ***
The letters are about the same shape as before, but the coloring is completely flat, with no shading or shadows. If you only give a quick glance, the variation in width of the letters may give a vague impression of subtle shading.

*** January 2016 ***
This is the same version you see today (January 28, 2016) at https://www.google.com/
Not only flat, but the letters are chunky and of uniform thickness.
The ugliest version yet IMO -- it looks like they didn't put any effort into it.

My favorites are the early ones, from 2001 through 2012, with the three-dimensional shading. The wider letters from 1998 aren't bad, though they look a bit toylike they are certainly bold-looking.

Which Google do you like?

Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052367
01/28/16 05:45 PM
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That was interesting... I loathe the newest one. Blah.

My favorites are the 2012 and 2014 versions.


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052368
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I never knew there was an archive.

I like the 2001 puppy


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052374
01/28/16 06:19 PM
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I don't like the new one at all! Interesting, Jenny, thanks.

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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: BrownEyedTigre] #1052375
01/28/16 06:22 PM
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I like the 1998 and 2001 versions.

Re: Google logo through the years [Re: looney4labs] #1052376
01/28/16 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: looney4labs
I never knew there was an archive.

It can be a lot of fun to go back and look at websites the way they used to be. Microsoft has changed a lot. So has Amazon.

Here's ***Amazon***

Here's ***Microsoft in 1999***
***Microsoft in 2003***
Those were the days when I used to be able to find things there using the Microsoft search, without having to resort to Google.

And remember ***this old site?***

And of course ***this one***, with a picture of the game box for "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" -- a Southpeak game that unfortunately was never finished.

Originally Posted By: BrownEyedTigre
I don't like the new one at all! Interesting, Jenny, thanks.

Ana wave

Nobody seems to like that new one.
And it's not like the older ones took up more bandwidth or anything -- they're all just pictures of the letters.

Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052378
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thanks Jenny smile


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052431
01/29/16 05:35 AM
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It's amazing how things change over time and not always for the best! Sometimes it's better to leave well enough alone. Thanks for sharing Jenny.


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052476
01/29/16 12:38 PM
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Wow Jenny! You find such interesting stuff. Amazing how it's all 'somewhere' out there if you know where to look.


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Sorta Blonde] #1052573
01/29/16 11:57 PM
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Thanks, Jenny100 !! Nice to see all the different stuff laugh


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052598
01/30/16 08:06 AM
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Cool... and on GB's I tried the links.... they work!!!


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Re: Google logo through the years [Re: Jenny100] #1052731
01/31/16 12:30 PM
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I really like the 2001 one. Stylish, and nice with the shadows.

Re: Google logo through the years [Re: RebKean] #1052961
02/02/16 01:27 AM
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I really never paid attention to Google Logos...
I guess I am the exception....
There are so many Logos with all the browsers ...
To me its just another Logo... LOL


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