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shockvalue's avatar

What do you think of Google's new favicon?

Asked by shockvalue (5800points) June 6th, 2008

frankly, it bugs me…

here’s a looksie

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17 Answers

Trustinglife's avatar

Yeah, I don’t love it either.

Skyrail's avatar

I noticed that and it just doesn’t fit Google. The old G was fine.

iwamoto's avatar

i actualy like both, the new one is more refined, oh well, both cool in my book

eambos's avatar

The new one is boring, and it isn’t the same “G” that google begins with.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

All I can say is that I didn’t know that thing was called a “favicon”. I am getting so hip by hanging here! My opinion: A favicon is but a favicon. Either will do, but I like the old style.

waterskier2007's avatar

i dont really like it either

yannick's avatar

It’s shit.

DeezerQueue's avatar

I’m neutral about it, but I did discover yesterday that I could change my language preference to Elmer Fudd.

playthebanjo's avatar

I think you all are just afraid of change. Embrace it…there are more curves to embrace in the new lower case model than before.


Vincentt's avatar

I first thought it was caused by a Firefox extension or something… I don’t really mind, it’s just a favicon. Then again, I was getting bored of the previous one. They should do different favicons on every visit (i.e. randomly chosen from a list).

waterskier2007's avatar

it could be like what fluther tells you under your name, but with favicons

shockvalue's avatar

@DeezerQueue: You can also change it to Klingon!

melly6708's avatar

how funny they have one that has this one painting i am studying in my art history class.. how cool

richardhenry's avatar

Off brand. A silly idea.

xyzzy's avatar

It’s dumb. First, I had a hard time telling it was a G. Second, they’re not embracing a lowercase g enterprise wide, so why do it here? Finally, the old favicon stood out more when viewing a list of browser tabs or bookmarks.

jlm11f's avatar

I hate it! I was going to ask the same question the day they changed the favicon, but I knew I would start a rant so I resisted. They need to bring the old “G” back! Personally, I am not a big fan of change, but I would like to believe that I wouldn’t like it either way because the first is just better. period. The article I read about the “change” said that google thought a lowercase “g” would be more friendly or something. I didn’t know people had favicon phobias too…

DeezerQueue's avatar

I was neutral, but now it’s g’ing on me, as in growing. I think it’s all right, something new, fresh, just to stir things up a bit. They can get away with it, after all, they’re Google.

They must come in different colors, though, maybe based on the page style a person is using because mine isn’t that color.

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