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Author Topic: GoogleX  (Read 2078 times)

jgpaiva

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GoogleX
« on: June 30, 2006, 09:15:51 AM »
As these days it looks like everything revolves around google, i decided to contribute too.
Here's GoogleX.
A google interface experiment, based on macOS's dock.

Apparently it didn't last much time (only about one day ;) ), and was forgotten ever since (it's quite old, dates to March 19 2005). But still, i think it looks good, and you guys (and gals :) ) might not know about it.

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Re: GoogleX
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2006, 09:27:46 AM »
nice, wonder why they got rid of it.. maybe just too hard to maintain..

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Re: GoogleX
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2006, 01:04:29 PM »
They probably got rid of it because, while it kind of looks nice, it's a lot slower for the average user (who doesn't use search 100 times a day, thereby getting familiar with the icons). It actually takes a fair amount of time for people to memorize icons. Reading text is extremely quick for most people so text links are a natural. Plus they're lower on bandwidth which for Google, getting millions and millions of daily page views, could be a huge deal.

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