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Internet no longer exists
« on: September 05, 2015, 06:54:40 am »
Google changed their logo. We are now on a 100% different Internet O.O

I actually like it, although it's weird considering the last major change was in 1998 or so.


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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2015, 06:56:35 am »
Eh, no, there have been quite some changes over the past few years :P



Well, the flatness of 2013 was quite noticeable.


Edit: also, this is quite interesting: http://gizmodo.com/how-could-googles-new-logo-be-only-305-bytes-while-its-1728793790
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2015, 06:58:48 am »
True but the last major font replacement was in 1999

I never saw the 1997 one before, though.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2015, 07:02:48 am »
Every time I'm on the google page now I think my pc has been infested with a different search engine.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2015, 07:36:10 am »
The "oogle" part is ok, but that first "G" is really ugly. It's chin is far too big in my opinion.

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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2015, 08:52:52 am »
I actually like the logo, though i find the last one the best. I like the colored G icon better though. Aso i like how the G and the microphone icon on my phone have the updated colors too. I really like them
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 09:34:28 am »
Yes, I love the new logo. It's awesome.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2015, 06:43:09 pm »
The "oogle" part is ok, but that first "G" is really ugly. It's chin is far too big in my opinion.
Yeah I agree that the G is a bit too long. The bottom part should probably be shorter.

Also fun fact: I didn't see the 1998 and 1999 logos until around 2010. Back in 1998 I used Metacrawler (which is what schools introduced us to) and in 1999-2000 we used both Altavista and La Toile du Québec.  The latter used to be good as it allowed to search websites from Quebec as an option, but years later it only returned search results from websites from the 90's and it closed in 2014.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2015, 05:15:21 am »
I like , except for the 'e' its to, imperfect :P
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2015, 03:08:43 am »
La Toile du Québec didn't aged well, probably why it died after a good 19 year run.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2015, 04:21:13 am »
Yeah IIRC it was just some sort of old web directory that stopped being updated in 2002 or so. It wasn't a web crawling search engine or maybe it didn't check hard enough. But again it's hard to compete against Google and Bing. I am surprised that Bing even took off.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2015, 05:18:10 am »
Well yeah, pretty sure they didn't used any web crawler and curated the links by hand to make sure they only had content from Québec. So yeah, it was pretty much a directory. Then by 2002 Google went insanely popular and every other search engine that wasn't part of a Fortune 500 company, including Altavista (bought by Yahoo!) and La Toile (bought by Québécor and eventually used Google and later Yahoo! anyway) stopped to be maintained and closed down. In 2014, someone at Québécor noticed La Toile still existed and decided it was better to close it down. Same for AltaVista, who closed due to Yahoo! budget cuts and deemed too unimportant to keep.
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2015, 06:07:13 am »
Oh I wasn't sure if Altavista existed anymore either. I still remember Babelfish as well (it was better than Google Translate at some point)
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2015, 09:36:11 pm »
Yeah, 305 bytes. And how much a SVG rendering library weight on our browsers? They could directly bundle the logo in every browsers and put a 4byte marker so it'll be the most byte effective. :|
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Re: Internet no longer exists
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2015, 10:32:07 pm »
Just add a new html tag like this :
Code: [Select]
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More seriously, SVG in web browsers is great. Not only size but also scaling benefit from it. That said, they don't seem to use the SVG version anywhere, instead they use a PNG.
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