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Source: Bruce Philp, Canadian Business Magazine, November 2015
Photo: Angelo Narciso
What they decided on isn’t groundbreaking - no creative directors will be scrambling to update their brands - but it’s tasteful, flexible, and most importantly, very much Google. Like any new logo, Google’s latest creation will look odd for the first minute or so. But all you have to do is go back and look at the old - okay, yesterday’s - sans serif logo to see, yeah, it really was time for an update.
Google, unlike most organizations, enjoys the creativity involved in constantly reinventing their logo to celebrate the days of our lives. Today, Google Canada celebrates the FIFA Women's World Cup kicking off tomorrow at 4pm at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, with a match between Canada and China.
Catch the games and support our women. The schedule of the games are as follows:
Enlarge the FIFA Women's World Cup Canada 2015 Schedule
Here's a tribute to the Canadian Women's Soccer Team in the recent 2012 London Olympic Games.
Go girls! Go Canada!
Source: Google, Logo Life, BCRV Park, Jocelyn Ngo
Last April 21, Google announced the implementation of its mobile-friendly update. The update:
How does that affect your website? Your website has to represent you well on mobile devices. Here are a couple of reasons you should care...
Test your website if it is mobile friendly through Google's Mobile Friendly Test.
In seconds, the test reveals if your website is awesome and mobile-friendly. It even gives a phone screen shot of how the Googlebot sees your website!
Google recognizes three different configurations for building mobile sites.
Responsive web design is Google's recommended design configuration for building websites.
Today, Google will add "mobile friendliness" to the 200 or so factors it uses to rank websites on its search results. The two important changes are as follows:
Google will start to reward sites that provide a good mobile experience for users. As a result, websites that do not meet Google's criteria will tumble in its all-important rankings.
While the mobile-friendly change is important, the ranking update will not make a non-mobile-friendly page with high-quality content rank below lower-quality pages that are mobile-friendly.
StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.
Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.