Even the greatest among us had humble beginnings. This is just as true for websites, however, as it is for people. Even online giants like Amazon, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter were once itty-bitty websites with monochrome homepages, poorly-thought-out logos and boring or stark turn-of-the-century designs.
For the first time, Google has published some photos of what their data centers look like. The scrupulous attention for details, vast and well-organized spaces and seemingly flawless organization makes it clear how Google has achieved it’s success.
When an 81-year-old amateur restorer Cecilia Giménez tried to restore the 19th Century Spanish Fresco ‘Ecce Homo’ little did she know that her work would become a worldwide media sensation. To make things even funnier, here are some of the best parodies of the botched “Ecce Homo” restoration.
Montreal based artist Jon Rafman isn’t the original photographer but instead he explores Google Street Views and takes screenshots of the most unusual and funny sights. The original images were taken by an army of Google’s hybrid electric automobiles, each one equipped with nine cameras on a single pole trying to photograph every highway and byway in the world. Here are 36 strangest and funniest Google Street View photos from Jon Rafman’s collection with a couple of our own finds.
In theory, choosing a domain name is a simple task. It has to be short, clever, memorable, easily spelled and communicate your business message. Let’s say you’ve done an awesome job and now you are ready to register it. Wait! Look again. Are you sure there are no dirty words hiding in the letters of longer words and their combinations? To warm up, take a look at these 30 worst domain names and you’ll know what i’m talking about…
The introduction of the Facebook Timeline has created a lot of controversy, but it also resulted in lots of creative timeline covers. I’ll admit, I wasn’t happy about the change at first – not only our Facebook page became ugly without the cover picture, it also meant that we have to create one for ourselves. Luckily, our website header almost fitted the requirements of Facebook cover photo. However, if you aren’t so lucky you probably need some inspiration first. That’s why we want to share 30 incredible examples of Facebook Cover photos!
Jon Hendren is re-tweeting all the ridiculous complaints made by people who didn’t get what they wanted for Christmas. He used Twitter search strings like: ”not getting,” “iPod,” “iPhone,” “iPad,” or “Car” which return all these horrible comments about Christmas and the worst parents in the world. I really hope these people are kidding.
Japanese Studio LEVEL Architects has designed an unusual three-story family house quipped with a slide that connects all three floors. This fun house is wrapped with staircases and a corridor on one side, and the slide on the other side, which together form a circular route around the central area of the house. Now the only thing left to figure out is the exact address, and hope that the owners will let me take the slide. How about you? Would you take the stairs or the slide?
Most often 404 error page has a lot of text and looks ugly. Right?
And what do we do when we see something ugly?
Run away! Close that ugly peace of sh*** faster! That is our reaction.
So instead of scaring your potential page viewers and customers, why not create something creative and more pleasant for the eye to catch your visitor’s attention?
In addition to having the coolest offices, google gives us the funniest search suggestions.
These suggestions are not only funny, but they can also be very educating, as they tell a lot about us – our biggest fears, concerns and curiosities. Can I eat my cat? Can I swallow sperm? (just some typical questions)
Because google makes suggestion based on searches that occurred most often, these suggestion are not a joke, they are real searches made by people.
Brett had always said one of the reasons I should work at Google was the food…. the food never gets boring because each cafe has a executive / sous chef and when you eat theyâ€™ll come chat with you and ask you what you think of the food (to your utter shock the first few times). They actually care.