An unofficial blog that watches Google's attempts to move your operating system online since 2005. Not affiliated with Google.

Send your tips to gostips@gmail.com.

September 7, 2010

Google's Particles Doodle

Google's homepage shows another animated doodle, but this time Google doesn't offer any information about the doodle. The homepage animates some particles which are used to create the Google logo.

It's very likely that the interactive doodle celebrates Google's 12th birthday. Google usually celebrates its birthday on September 7th or September 27th, depending on the year. "Google opened its doors in September 1998. The exact date when we celebrate our birthday has moved around over the years, depending on when people feel like having cake."

Happy Birthday, Google!





Update (via Blogoscoped Forum): Google says that the animated doodle didn't celebrate an important event. It was fast, fun and interactive, just like Google.

35 comments:

  1. I think that GOOGLE is looking to get more TWITTER FOLLOWERS... But I LIKE Birthdays as well so I am going to say "COACHELLAVALLEYEVENTS WANTS TO WISH GOOGLE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!" & I'll share this on my YOUTUBE Channel as well.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think its real purpose is the upcoming Google Search Event on Wednesday.

    So it all goes together...

    Google's Birthday is some time this week, they have a HUGE Google Search event & a INTERACTIVE HTML5 Doodle. Didn't we see a video of some INTERACTIVE Search Result Pages...

    I think we did .

    Can't wait to here what the Search team is about to release!

    ReplyDelete
  3. lol at the open 4chan tabs

    ReplyDelete
  4. Please don't call it "HTML5 doodle"! Google doesn't use anything from the HTML5 spec and the doodle should look well in any browser that supports JavaScript, including Internet Explorer.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What cartoon is played when u catch a large blue ball? I cannot get the damn bouncing thing >:|

    ReplyDelete
  6. This works far better in Chrome and Firefox than in IE. The ball size doesn't change in IE, and it looks ugly. Could it be that html5 is used in Chrome and Firefox, but not IE?

    ReplyDelete
  7. Internet Explorer doesn't support the CSS3 border-radius property.

    ReplyDelete
  8. - Please don't call it "HTML5 doodle"

    Pacman was HTML5

    ReplyDelete
  9. No, the Pacman doodle has nothing to with HTML5 either. The game works well in Firefox 2, a browser released four years ago.

    ReplyDelete
  10. funny thing, search on Google for "html5 doodle" and all 10 results are about today's logo.

    ReplyDelete
  11. That's because HTML5 is just a buzzword and people use it without knowing what it really means. Just like Ajax, Web 2.0, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I'd love to see this, but I just see the ordinary logo.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The Particles Doodle is still playing on the UK site: google.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  14. any particular reason to lock out Opera? It works just fine when Opera is switch to declare himself as "Firefox"

    ReplyDelete
  15. Any chance this has something to do with the Large Hadron Collider rather than Google's "birthday"? The LHC was first launched on 10 September 2008.

    And this logo doesn't seem to show up on the regular Google homepage yet. I had to follow the link in this post to see it.

    ReplyDelete
  16. This so-called birthday effect is just awful. Yuk! Let's stick with straightforward still images please.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Боб долбоёб!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I think it looked nice D:

    ReplyDelete
  19. AFAIK, IE8 doesn't support HTML5 and it can display the animated doodle. The doodle does look horrible on IE8 though.

    Everyone is on the HTML5 bandwagon now. I blame Steve Jobs. LOL Even Gizmodo is asking of Google is "demonstrating the power of HTML5?"

    ReplyDelete
  20. Sept 7 is David Packard’s birthday (HP co founder). The dots are for the inkjet dots.
    Notice that the Doodle’s HTML tag is marked as “hplogo”.

    I find the interaction highly addictive, though…

    http://blog.yonatan.me/2010/09/google-doodle.html

    ReplyDelete
  21. i just extracted the source code, anyone interested get it here http://bit.ly/asrMH6

    ReplyDelete
  22. '- Please don't call it "HTML5 doodle"

    Pacman was HTML5"

    lol no it worked on my Zune HD and that doesn't support html5 let alone flash

    ReplyDelete
  23. Mmm… works on IE 8 so I guess not HTML 5 (or at least same version developed for HTML 4?)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I think Yonatan may be onto something with the HP theory.

    ReplyDelete
  25. It is always called hplogo (home page logo)

    ReplyDelete
  26. It's not HTML5 and it's not for Google's Birthday. Snd it's nothing to do with Packard either - hplogo means Home Page Logo.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Okay... so, then, the Hewlett-Packard thing is out. The mystery continues.

    It's sure all over the press, though. More stories, quite literally by the minute.

    Google couldn't have PAID for this kind of attention.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Minimise the screen and give it a shake.. i liek that effect!

    ReplyDelete
  29. Could anyone make a mirror? It doesn't work in any of my up to date browsers, I just see the original logo.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Try http://www.google.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  31. Interesting action...mouse cursor movement disturbs the balls as if it were a magnet with the opposite charge but if you leave the cursor idle in the space where the logo would be, the balls will fill in back to normal. roger ct

    ReplyDelete
  32. check that http://hansiruting.com/experiments/google_doodle/

    ReplyDelete
  33. this is make fromt CG?
    very nice graphic

    ReplyDelete
  34. please what is the page for google particules!?

    ReplyDelete
  35. Any one know how do they generate positions for GOOGLE???

    ReplyDelete