Discussion in 'Green Room' started by NetRyder, Mar 16, 2005.
View: Google X
Looks like someone at the Googleplex was bored...
Interesting .. not sure if it's something I would use everyday though in place of the default google .. perhaps if the icons didn't magnify?
I made this one about six months ago.
I ripped off the blue idea from MSN.
It's been taken off for some reason now. Anyone have a screenshot because I didn't get a chance to see this.
Are the icons supposed to function like the dock in OS X? If so, that's quite cool.
Looks interesting... why was it removed?
Legal action from Apple maybe? I'm guessing something to do with Apple, as this did put Google in a positive light, so I doubt Google took it off.
Yeah, they magnify when you hover over them.
As Xie said, it was interesting, but not something I would use in place of the current look. There's something strangely appealing about the plain and simple default look.
big mistake from apple...they were getting millions of dollars in free ad
starting to not like them
Not a fan of Apple myself, but I think we should wait for an official statement from Google (or Apple) before entertaining speculations and jumping to conclusions.
The site could have been taken down for a multitude of other reasons that might have nothing to do with Apple at all. Who knows? Let's wait and see what happens.
If they don't protect their rights, then anyone can start doing what google did for their own websites, and then what? They did not protect it once, they can't say it is theirs for one, and give the other free way to do what it wants. It is business.
Google would have done the same thing, hell, it is doing the same thing with Booble.com (Porn search engine). Microsoft would have done the same thing, but there is almost nothing i'd want to replicate on a website that is in Windows or any of the other Microsoft software, in-such we have not seen lawsuits yet, but if they come out with something cool, and someone mimics it in some way, i don't doubt that Microsoft would send a cease and desist letter, and threaten legal action.
Looks like someone skipped reading quite a few posts.
If you check the bottom of google labs page they have this note ...
*edit* - This line from that google blog probably didn't help any ...
Well, here's a mirror for those who missed it:
Anyway, with regards to Apple requesting a C&D because it looked similar to a dock, I doubt it. There's a fair few sites/apps/everything out there which mimic OS X, and they've not been wrist-slapped for doing so, many of them are very old (so it's not like they're new/un-heard of).
I really wish that people wouldn't extrapolate so much these days.
Surely that shouldnt exist should it if the C&D is true
Always makes me wonder why Apple killed Y'z Dock but allowed ObjectDock to stick around.