Gordon Swaby

I hate google’s new Favicon, Take 2

My first rant for 2009, why did it have to be about you Google? With your snappy ” Don’t be evil” slogan; well sorry to burst you’re bubble Mr. Sergery Brin and Larry Page, but you’re one big sack of evil right now with you new Favicon.  To some this may be trivial and geeky, but to me something as simple as a favicon means the world, call me geeky, call me picky, but I’m highly annoyed. I mean seriously, what was wrong with the original favicon?

My first rant about there idiotic first instance sad excuse for a favicon was in June of last year, they’ve come up with an even worst one since that time. There newest one, which also seems to be the final one is even WORSE, i’d feel better if they said this was not the final, but sadly it is, but such is life, i guess i’ll get used to it.  Now my tab bar is all uhm.. weirded out *sighs*googlesnewfavicon

Apparently this one incorporates all of google’s logo color scheme into it. Maybe i should stop complaining, maybe it isn’t that bad, who knows i might get used to it, but for now i hate it.

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Read google’s blog post regarding there new favicon here

Written by Gordon Swaby

Gordon Swaby

Founder and CEO of social learning service EduFocal.com. I’m passionate about technology, the internet and the use of technology in education. I am a recipient of Governor General’s Youth Award, the PSOJ’s 50 Under 50 Award, The commonwealth Youth Award and many others.


Lovingly made on Monday, January 12th, 2009 at 7:45 pm. Filed under Interesting, Rant, Webology.

  • http://stunner101.blogspot.com/ Stunner

    I don't have a problem with it, I hardly look at favicons anyway.

  • Will

    Yes. I completely agree. Also, I believe you might be looked at more seriously if you used “Their” instead of “There” in “There newest one…”

    “…call me geeky, call me picky, but I’m highly annoyed.”

    Sorry… Just one of my pet peeves…

  • http://www.jamaipanese.com Jamaipanese

    i liked the original one and don't see why in needed changing twice

  • http://bfdeals.com Justin

    Yeah i agree, I use fav icons to navigate between tabs quickly and evertime i look at googles i throw up in my mouth just a little bit.

  • http://bfdeals.com Justin

    Yeah i agree, I use fav icons to navigate between tabs quickly and evertime i look at googles i throw up in my mouth just a little bit.



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