A bit of Google Fun

Website design really can be fun! No-one embodies playfulness within the website design world quite like Google – they inspire their website designers to think outside the box, and to really play with the latest technology that’s out there.

This is often seen through the regular changes and innovations seen on the Google search page – we’ve seen great moving graphics, inspiring art and even full on games!

If you’re of a slightly geeky persuasion, for agens, I’ve been meaning to put together an article on the fun stuff you can do with the Google search page – you really don’t need to be a geek to make it work, but it helps to appreciate the humour!

1. Barrel Roll

Type the phrase barrel roll into the Google search box and see the screen spin around!

2. Gravity!

Type in the words google gravity and hit the ‘I’m feeling lucky’ button

3. Clever With Words

Type the word recursion in to the google search box and take particular note of the ‘Did You Mean…’ link. Obviously to appreciate the joke you’ll need to know what recursion means :-)

4. Tilt

Does exactly what it says on the tin – type in the word tilt and watch the screen…er…tilt. You can also type in the word askew for the same effect.

5. April Fool!

This one started out as an April fools joke, but you can still see it here:- http://www.google.com/mentalplex

6. Pacman

Here’s another archived Google home page – it’s a full on version of the game Pacman! http://www.google.com/pacman/

I hope this proves that not all website designers lack a sense of humour :-) If you know of any more Google tricks, why not get in touch and let us know.


Monday, April 15th, 2013 at 9:29 am  |  Stuff, Web Design