Below are Frugal Café Blog Zone links to many of the Google homepage tributes (nicknamed “doodles”) that have been showcased on the search engine’s homepage for more than a decade. A sweeping range of fascinating events and breakthroughs have been presented, significant anniversaries in the fields of science, technology, entertainment, history, as well as holidays and birthdays of legendary authors, artists, sports figures, scientists, inventors, leaders, entertainers, and other folks who have been noteworthy “movers and shakers.”
September 27, 2009 was the first time that a Google doodle was featured on this blog. You may recall the “Googlle” doodle with the mysterious double L’s in Google’s name, as shown above. Turned out that the “double L’s” also looked like the number 11, and so, staff artists were paying cryptic homage to Google’s 11th anniversary/birthday. Every year, Google honors its own birthday on its homepage with a unique doodle, which seems rather self-absorbed, but makes sense as a marketing tool.
There have been many more celebratory doodles from Google’s team of artists and animation/computer programming whiz kids have produced over the years, so you can check out Google’s doodle archives for those that aren’t included here.
Google Doodles 2012-2013
Google Doodles 2010-2011