>>Google Doodles inspire creative forward thinking
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***Added on 10.06.09.***
Google's latest "doodle" (guess these logo changes are called Google Doodles) is to celebrate the 57th Anniversary of the barcode patent. Fun!

Per Google, "On September 5th, we posted a doodle with the abduction of our second 'o' and a coded tweet from its alien captors: 1.12.12 15 1.18.5 20.15 21.19, which translates into "All your O are belong to us"
(a nod to the Japanese video game,
Zero Wing)."

"While the link from the doodle to a search for crop circles didn't provide any more clues, we also tweeted the lat/long coordinates of Horsell Commons, the location of the first alien landing in H.G. Wells 1898 classic, The War of the Worlds."

"Now, we're finally acknowledging the reason for the doodles with an official nod to Herbert George, who would be 143 years old today.Inspiration for innovation in technology and design can come from lots of places; we wanted to celebrate H.G. Wells as an author who encouraged fantastical thinking about what is possible, on this planet and beyond."

most of us know that Google changes it's established header upon holiday arrivals and key days by integrating the theme into their design, often using the 'o's to play it up. Just a few days ago I noticed their header looked like an aerial view of a plot of land. (Land Day? What was this???) Well now I know. Google broke outside their mainstream themes to
give a birthday nod to HG Wells, who would have been 143 this week. I love that they told a full story and gave their readers the benefit that they could figure it out! Very cool! Click here to read more.

The neat thing about Google's header change is they've created a mini-brand within their brand and people are responding. Once you get your blog up and running, full of great content and ideas, mix it up with a creative opportunity to add to your blog by changing your header. Poppytalk, fave design/craft showcase, changes their blog header by the season. Now that they are established, I know I can go check in on their creative design and, of course, stay a minute or 100 to enjoy their blog. And since your business website will stay the same, your blog header mix up is a great way to remind your readers and clients that you are fresh and up to speed.

::images and image copy via Official Google Blog::


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SweetWICK said...

Very cool info...thanks!

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