Anyone else seeing a new “favicon” for Google sites? (A favicon is the graphic that appears in your browser’s location bar and, often, next to bookmarks.) It’s now the second “g” in Google, with a light drop shadow — as in this screen shot:
Is Google changing its brand identity?
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Maybe it’s a favicon beta? or a Mac thing? I just went to googl;e using firefox on my PC and its the same block capital G as always.
I was noticing that too today (Firefox). Installed a few Google-related extensions earlier this week and thought it might be related to those, but I guess not!
A few other bloggers have noticed it, too… The new graphic looks nice, but very different after all these years. Could a change to the main Google graphic be on the horizon?
It’s final shown up in my browser, too. Interesting that it didn’t appear everywhere at once.
The joys of browser caching… I suspect most browsers don’t check if the file’s been updated all that often, since the favicon rarely changes.
I wonder if it’s a cosmetic thing because of the forthcoming Firefox 3? The tabs are now grey instead of white, which makes the favicons on the tabs look different.
(BTW, The block M used by lib.umich.edu, as it is anti-aliased against white, looks particularly poor in the new Firefox…)
Looks like it’s official — here’s word from Google…
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