The Google Doodle is a Google project that produces a website image selected by a commissioned artist. The Doodle’s purpose is to celebrate holidays, anniversaries and events, or sometimes mark historical moments such as births and deaths. This article takes us back six years ago to the first google doodle on July 24th, 2008.
History of the Google Doodle
Each year, Google hosts an online contest to create an image for their logo. The contest is open to anyone and there are only a few rules: it must be timely, it must be made in the form of a doodle, and it must be animated. Previous winners include a longboarder flying down a street and a T-Rex in Google’s backyard.
The Google Doodle is a way to commemorate an event or celebrate a special anniversary of Google, the search engine. It has been on the internet since 1998 and according to the site they were created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin. The Google Doodle is an animated illustration that Google releases every year on the anniversary of the company’s incorporation.
The company first introduced the doodle in a Gmail message, which led to their popularity on the web. The doodles vary from year-to-year and they often include playful humor and popular culture.
Google started including artists’ interpretations of its logo instead of just text in 2011 and has since included commissioned works by famous people such as Marina Abramovic, David Hockney, and Banksy.
Analysis of the Official Doodles
The official Google doodles, Google’s special site designs, have been going on since 1996, and they are always more playful than simply letting people know what a website is about. This was the case with the six-year anniversary doodle of April 1st of 2008. The design was remarkably simple and very creative in its sense of whimsy.
Doodles that were not official
The Google Doodle is a new feature that was first released in February of 1998. The idea for the series of artworks appeared to be spontaneous, however, it was actually created by Webmaster Matt Cutts, then a user interface engineer at the search engine giant. The first Doodle dates back to 6 years ago and is still a popular image.
Doodles are a way for Google to honor special occasions and people. Doodles have been around since 1998 but in 2005, the company put them on an official website. In 2012, when Google celebrated its 20th birthday with a Doodle that commemorated not only the date but also the age of AdSense, they also released all of their previous doodles. These doodles were not only fun but they also allowed users to see who was honored from years past.
Sometimes, Google Doodles do not have anything to do with what’s going on that day. In these cases, the Doodle is just for fun, or sometimes it’s an insight into what something might look like in the future. The Google Doodle: 6 Years Ago was a screenshot of something that might be in the future on a certain day in the future.