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Google introduces some ‘useful’ new tools… Ahem!

Google introduces some ‘useful’ new tools… Ahem!

Google had some fun this year for the 1st April.

Visit http://com.google and everything looks familiar, but with an obvious twist!  They have gone to some effort doing this – even the images and maps are reversed.

Google introduces some ‘useful’ new tools… Ahem!

Actually the effect itself is pretty easy to replicate in CSS3, here is an example for an image:

img {
        -moz-transform: scaleX(-1);
        -o-transform: scaleX(-1);
        -webkit-transform: scaleX(-1);
        transform: scaleX(-1);
        filter: FlipH;
        -ms-filter: "FlipH";
}

And the code applied to the image above…

Google introduces some ‘useful’ new tools… Ahem!

Ah that’s better!

Even more interactive is the new Pacman feature on Google Maps.

This extra functionality will fill the wide gap in the market for those who need to find out where they need to be, and eat ghosts at the same time.

Google Pacman
Google Pacman

To enable this feature simply go to a map and click the Pacman icon on the bottom left hand side.

Please do keep these features coming Google, if only to put a smile on our faces :)

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