If you have not been living under a rock, you probably know about Google Gravity. Created by the creative coder, Mr. Doob, gravity google is a trick theme, which helps you confuse surprise, and shock people.
Google Gravity is a parody of the original Google search bar and nothing else. When you do the Google zero gravity trick, you will find all the elements of the Google search page come crashing down on the screen.
Mr. Doob has a rich and interesting history. He is thought to have worked for Google for a brief period. He is also credited for creating the famous Google Sphere among other creative coding endeavors.
In this article, we will shed light on the following questions-
- How can you do the Google Gravity trick on your desktop?
- Is there a way to do the same on your Android or iPhone?
- Who is Mr. Doob and why is he so revered in the coding landscape?
- Do you need the ‘Google Gravity I’m Feeling Lucky’ button to make it work?
- Does ‘Google Gravity Underwater’ (fallen elements appear to be floating) work at all?
- 1 What Is Google Gravity?
- 2 Creative Visualizations With Google Home Page Similar To Google Gravity
- 3 How To try Google Gravity On Your Desktop Or Laptop?
- 4 Who Is Mr. Doob? The Creator Of Google Gravity
- 5 Conclusion
What Is Google Gravity?
If you are tired of seeing the same old Google Search Page, maybe Google Gravity is something you can try. In simple words, Google Gravity is an amusing visualization of the search page.
In this creative and fun display, you can see all the icons, Google logo, search bar, buttons, and text fall to the bottom of your screen.
Imagine if you play a trick like this on your grandparents’ computer! They will be surprised thinking ‘Google has crashed’, or better, that their system is no longer working.
Google Gravity is part of a series of tricks and plays around with the central Google search theme. Like Google Gravity, there are a few other fun visualizations of the theme. We are going to discuss the same in the next section.
Creative Visualizations With Google Home Page Similar To Google Gravity
Google Gravity is not the first fun and amusing presentation of the Google home page. It is also certainly not the last. There are many themes of interest, which have attracted our attention for the last few years.
In the section below, I am listing down the top 4:
1. Google Anti-Gravity:
In this theme/display visualization, all the elements of the Google search page start to float around. As you would have deciphered from the name itself, it means a situation when there is no gravity. What happens when there is no gravity? The elements start floating around in space!
2. Google Zero Gravity:
In many ways, Google Zero Gravity is similar to Google Anti-Gravity. The elements do not float around in this visualization. Rather, what happens is that you get a mirror image of all the elements that are present in the Google search bar. Everything appears to be the opposite!
3. Google Underwater:
What happens when you want to imagine the Google home search screen in the water? You simply type in Google Underwater in the search bar, and voila, you see the entire screen inundated with water and fishes and sharks. You can also create ripples on the screen using your mouse.
4. Google Sphere:
Mr. Doon shot to fame when he created the Google sphere. It is basically an interpretation of the solar system, where Google’s logo is at the center (like the sun). All the other elements and sort of placed as planets and moons around the logo. This is the Google sphere.
How To try Google Gravity On Your Desktop Or Laptop?
It should be stated that creating such integration between art and coding is no mean feat. It requires someone who has the vision, skill, and expertise to execute such a creative visualization. Thankfully, Mr, Doob is one of the best creative coders to have ever walked on the planet.
Even though the process of creating something so spectacular might be difficult, Mr. Doob made sure that all of us could enjoy it. This means making Google Gravity easy enough so that our parents and their parents can also show it around to their friends and family members.
Trying out Google Gravity is a 4-Step Process:
Do not type in Google gravity directly, in the URL. Visit google.com in the URL and let the Google search page come up.
Once the Google Home Page/Search Page comes on your screen, simply type in Google Gravity. You can do this in both lower case as well as upper case.
After you typed in Google Gravity, you need to press the ‘I’m Feeling Lucky’ button. Do not press the search button, for it will not take you to the trick.
Post clicking on the I’m Feeling Lucky button, you will see a ‘Mr. Doob URL’ opening up. It is identical to the Google home page. Move the mouse on the screen and see how all the elements come crashing down.
Who Is Mr. Doob? The Creator Of Google Gravity
Mr. Doob or Ricardo Cabello (yes that’s his real name) has been fondly called the “Yeti of Creative Coding”. He is a deeply mysterious, highly talented, and enigmatic advocate of Open Source.
Mr. Doob shot to fame as being the Technical Director of the highly successful ‘Arcade Fire- The Wilderness Downtown’. It was a cutting-edge piece of work, which instantly established him as one of the best coders in the world.
He has also worked with Google in Barcelona for a couple of years. It was during his stint with Google that he was simultaneously working on the Wilderness project.
Mr. Doob is an urban legend. He has done a few interviews here and there, but that is all. However, if you are interested in seeing and being blown away, I suggest you check out his page.
Google Gravity is a small part of the much bigger visual and technical extravagance of Mr. Doob’s repertoire. He has worked with numerous big brands, alleviating their digital design language to a level that probably very few people can.
You can try out Google Gravity and see for yourself what happens when coding meets art!
If you have any information or details about Mr. Doob, feel free to write them down in the comments section below.