Earlier in the year Google started to display a daily doodle/logo change on their website to add a little fun and to educate people on important events that were either happening or had happened in the past. September 7th 2010 sees Google showing off the possibilities of css code in the form of bouncing and flitting dots that react to the movement of the mouse curser. If you move the mouse over the logo dots fly off in all directions, leave the logo alone and it settles into a bubbly looking Google logo.
CSS3 is a new form of ‘cascading style sheet’ which is set to revolutionise the way web pages and elements work. When using CSS each dot is actually a individual piece of a page called a ‘div’. The ‘div’ is combined with the other components and programmed to react in a particular way if the curser approaches it.
The logos goal is to raise awareness of the new standard in CSS which is currently undergoing tests for approval by the World Wide Web consortium, a governing body who decide what becomes standard practise for development of website coding.
CSS3 and HTML 5 allow video, animation and other dynamic web page elements to be handled in a way that does not require flash, this has proven very popular with Apples CEO Steve Jobs who sees the new coding technology as a strong alternative to Adobes Flash – this is mainly due to the fact that no Apple product currently supports Flash technology.
The whole idea of the Google doodle in our opinion is a good one, it brings news, events, history and today future news into peoples lives in a passive way.
What do you think of today’s Google Logo?