On 15th August 2011, Google displayed a doodle to celebrate India’s Independence Day, as shared below:
A very vibrant doodle, showing a massive fort known as Laal Qila [The Red Fort] situated in Delhi, India. It was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the 17th Century. Now a days, it’s a tourist attraction.
Those who have a considerable know-how of Electric guitars know Les Paul, the pioneer of solid-body electric guitar. On 9th June, Google celebrated his 96th birthday by offering an interactive doodle logo. You can either use mouse or keyboard to play the strings. Use the record button to record what you play. After clicking Stop, you will see a URL of your recorded track which can be used to listen it again or to share your track with others. Isn’t it creative!!!
Here’s what Google has to say: We’re thrilled so many of you jammed out on our Les Paul doodle — recording 5.1 years worth of music in 48 hours — so we’ve carved out a permanent spot in the display case for our doodle guitar. Rock on!
Google has recently announced searching without entering words. All you need to do is upload an image from your device, or from some website, and you’ll get results.
I uploaded my photo to see what will I get and I was surprised to see how quickly it displayed the results. All photos were portraits, and they were visually so similar to my portrait photograph including the overall composition and color tones.
Check it out:
And then I used a photo of a chameleon among green foliage and I was again surprised to see the overall resemblance on the images in results, in terms of color tones and overall composition.
This is October 2010. John Lennon was shot dead on 8 December 1980. If he were among us, he would be celebrating his 70th Birthday with us on 8th October…
But it still looks like if he’s among us. His message of Peace and Anti-War policies is still in the air.
This year, I’ve observed that his birthday was celebrated with more zeal, and due to this wonderful fast technology, we can get updated about all the events. YouTube shared a video message by Lennon’s wife Yoko Ono, and fans responded it with so many tribute videos and messages. YouTube also changed its Logo to mark this Birthday event.
It had a pen-drawing and a Lennon’s caricature, the kind of drawings Lennon used to make.
Google celebrated Lennon’s Birthday with yet another unique style. This time, they used the Video Doodle. That was the first time Google used a Video Clip instead of image logo.
On visiting the Google page, the logo looks like the following image, with a red PLAY button:
After clicking the Play Button, a YouTube video starts playing there, featuring line drawing animations with some lines from Lennon’s song “Imagine” in the background.
Here’s the video clip featured inside the Google doodle:
“You May say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one”
On 7th September, Google impressed its fans with yet another interactive Doodle. It’s made up of numerous colored balls, and each ball is arranged as to form Google logo.
When the page loads, the balls seem to drop from all around and arrange themselves to make the word Google with smooth flexible motion. When the mouse cursor is brought near the words, balls seem to get repelled by it, thus disturbing the logo with some elastic kind of movements. On moving away the cursor, they again tend to rearrange themselves to form the Doodle.
I recorded a screen to keep a record of that doodle, displayed below:
It’s really cool stuff, although no one is quite sure what is the theme behind that doodle, as some say it’s Google’s way of celebrating their birthday, while others call it just a way to “Show-off” the features supported by HTML 5. Unlike other Google Doodles that lead to the page/search-results of the subject of doodle, this time, you can’t even click it, as it doesn’t like the touch of our mouse…