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May 3, 2000 1:21 PM   Subscribe

Instead of Yahoo's LSD design, AltaVista's new Raging Search site is Google's GLS (Goofy Logo, Search).
posted by tomalak (9 comments total)

 
The current AV site and the new Raging Search site seem to generate the same results. That is minus the banner ads and links to AV-sites.
posted by tomalak at 1:24 PM on May 3, 2000


Comes complete with swoosh!
posted by baylink at 1:53 PM on May 3, 2000


Oh, joy. Another lovely swirly. Well, at least it's orange.
posted by harmful at 1:55 PM on May 3, 2000


Bit of a cliche now really isn't it. They should know by now that in this tech-industry there is rarely any room for the 'me-too's.
posted by williamtry at 2:04 PM on May 3, 2000


oh come on, now. it has the spiral-swoosh hybrid. it has the mac OSX gummy drop i-dot. it's beveled. it has drop shadows. it has highlights. it has orange for 1998. it has purple for 1995. it uses a compressed sans-serif typeface. it has everything. what more could you want? you people are cruel.

well, anyway, it's better than the google logo. um, that has to be worth a point or two.

if you're looking for truly hideous, 1990-style what-does-this-filter-do? type treatments ... and you KNOW you are ... drag yourself away from the monitor and watch "wheel of fortune" on ABC-TV. you really won't believe your eyes. i've been watching it for several days, now, and they really do keep topping themselves. i needn't point out that this is a major, mainstream, network tv program with a budget. so theoretically, a senior art director with six-figure salary is at least SUPERVISING the work, if not grinding it out herself.
posted by Zeldman at 2:14 PM on May 3, 2000


I'm so embarrassed. I mentioned Raging Search in my blog last night and didn't even make the connection to the spiral logo. And such a prime candidate for the critique page too. I must be slipping.
posted by grant at 2:32 PM on May 3, 2000


you're slipping, splorpy.
posted by Zeldman at 2:36 PM on May 3, 2000


Cruel? Damn, I was going for vicious.
posted by harmful at 10:25 AM on May 4, 2000


If you want altavista without the "portalness", just use the text-only version:

http://www.altavista.com/cgi-bin/query?text
posted by Calebos at 8:58 AM on May 5, 2000


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