Today morning, I noticed a small change in Google, yet again. They have selected another new and more colorful favicon for Google. The previous one, a small g in blue color with white background got a lot of negative feedback from many people (including me). And so Google has decide to remove it, even before it’s first anniversary in May, 2009 🙂
Although the new one looks better [inspired by the design of André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil], but I think they may change it again.
This is the story behind the new favicon, from Marissa Mayer:
“Back in June, we rolled out a new favicon — the small icon that greets you when you access Google on your URL bar or your bookmarks list — and we encouraged our users to submit their ideas for this important piece of Google branding. We were impressed by the volume of submissions we received, and today we are happy to introduce a new Google favicon inspired by those submissions by our users. André Resende, a computer science undergraduate student at the University of Campinas in Brazil, submitted the design that inspired our new favicon. His placement of a white ‘g’ on a color-blocked background was highly recognizable and attractive, while seeming to capture the essence of Google.”