Today Google changed their global homepage to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rubik’s Cube, changing their logo to an interactive 3-D Rubik’s Cube.
The technology behind the Google latest time-sucker is actually very impressive – utilizing CSS, Google’s engineers were able to display the cube in true 3-D as opposed to a rasterized 2-D experience, which gives the cube the appearance of being “alive” as users move their cursor to rotate and interact with the Rubik’s Cube.
The Rubik’s Cube was created by a Budapest architecture professor Erno Rubik. Rubik created the cube not only as a toy and puzzle, but as an object of art and a symbol of the human condition. More information about the Rubik’s Cube and it’s history can be found on the manufacturer’s website. To date, there have been over 350 million Rubik’s Cubes sold worldwide.
This free offering from Google is yet another appreciated offering from the internet behemoth. If you have a few minutes after trying your best at the Rubik’s Cube, contact us to discuss how we can get you more exposure on Google and drive more traffic to your website.
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