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Has anyone noticed the 'blue' Hub at the top of all of the pages?

  1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
    The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago

    What do you think?

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      The circled U in HUB means the Hubber and the reader, I take it, and people sometimes like that. The logo reminds me of a cattle brand and also of a nice restaurant sign, so these could be positive.  I like the neon look.

    2. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      It looks like a neon sign to me and it got my attention right away this morning.

    3. lisavollrath profile image90
      lisavollrathposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Bar sign gone wrong.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
        The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Why has it gone wrong?

    4. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image86
      J - R - Fr13m9nposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Illustrated in the neon style, the white letters are resting upon a royal blue background and this background provides a certain outstanding and eye catching look! One commentator was right; the circle does distort the H. Yes it does look like a cattle brand. I agree with that other hubber.

    5. peachpurple profile image77
      peachpurpleposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      i think the blue color means you had just read it

    6. Matthew Meyer profile image78
      Matthew Meyerposted 24 months ago in reply to this
    7. robhampton profile image89
      robhamptonposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      I will design a much better one

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 24 months ago

    It is April Fools Day.

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      And here I've been looking for the HUB Diner. lol

  3. SmartAndFun profile image90
    SmartAndFunposted 24 months ago

    I hope it is an April Fools joke because to me the H looks like a K. I keep reading it "Kub Pages."

    1. colorfulone profile image88
      colorfuloneposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Maybe it is intended to attract attention and bring curious minds over to find out that it is HubPages and not some new site's logo.  It just might work, and if it does ... bravo!

    2. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      I think it's a fresh and funky cool look. But I agree with SmartAndFun. It looks like a "K." The only reason I know it says "HubPages" is because I'm a member.

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        This has been an interesting psychology experiment. I hope those of us that see the "K" are the normal ones. lol

        1. janshares profile image90
          jansharesposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          big_smile

        2. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          K for Kellogg's!

      2. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Im not just a member, Im the president.

        *disclaimer: Im not really the president.

  4. Holly22 profile image86
    Holly22posted 24 months ago

    Pretty cool but it doesn't bring you to the most exciting of pages does it

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
      The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      What do you mean, "to the most exciting of pages" Holly22?

      1. Holly22 profile image86
        Holly22posted 24 months ago in reply to this

        It's just that its the forum page. I was under the impression it was to attract people to the site to create more hubs. If that is the case it would be better to be a stellar hub page advertising hub itself. As it is it seems to be aimed at existing hubbers. But maybe that was the intention. I don't want to start any dissent so maybe I misunderstood.    Peter

  5. The Examiner-1 profile image82
    The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago

    I never thought about any of that, I simply realized that it was different and wondered why they had changed it. April Fool's is the fathest from my mind.

  6. Paul Maplesden profile image88
    Paul Maplesdenposted 24 months ago

    My only complaint is that it should have been yellow on pink.

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 24 months ago in reply to this

      It's starting to grow on me.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image82
      The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago in reply to this

      Paul Maplesden
      Yuch. I like the blue.

      paradigm search
      I agree.

    3. cygnetbrown profile image84
      cygnetbrownposted 24 months ago

      I saw this new icon just now. It looks really cool.

    4. Casey van B profile image78
      Casey van Bposted 24 months ago

      Hope it's an April Fools' prank.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image95
        Jean Bakulaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Me too.

      2. The Examiner-1 profile image82
        The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Thursday, 4-2-15
        Either it was a prank or they read one of the forums because it is back to the previous one.

        1. colorfulone profile image88
          colorfuloneposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          I think we can safely say it was a joke.
          Hahaha, all the way!

        2. janshares profile image90
          jansharesposted 24 months ago in reply to this

          Confirmed by Christy Kirwan: April Fool's!! See her forum announcement.

          1. The Examiner-1 profile image82
            The Examiner-1posted 24 months ago in reply to this

            I read it (after I read yours) and she also said that it was the first one designed. Amazing.

    5. Shades-of-truth profile image87
      Shades-of-truthposted 24 months ago

      There's another thread about it:

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129708

    6. Sed-me profile image82
      Sed-meposted 24 months ago

      Im glad someone started a thread so I could comment. I like it very much. Color is easy on the eyes, yet eye catching. Nice addition! Very hip.

      1. J - R - Fr13m9n profile image86
        J - R - Fr13m9nposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        I feel that with the royal blue background, it creates the white lettering to vibrantly stand out. It glares in my eyes. In the long run it is an improvement from the previous logo.

    7. Lee Hansen profile image73
      Lee Hansenposted 24 months ago

      Hard to read and disruptive of the existing brand including the black and white logo.

    8. calculus-geometry profile image85
      calculus-geometryposted 24 months ago

      At first I thought it was a frog tilted on its side, the "B" as its eyes and the "U" as its mouth.  Frogpages really confused me until I realized it was April Fool's.

    9. janderson99 profile image87
      janderson99posted 24 months ago

      I hate it because it resembles an Expletive symbol or some sort of glitch or display error. It is also illegible. It is childish IMO. HP is meant to be serious and authoritative. Brands are very important - that one sucks!

      1. Jean Bakula profile image95
        Jean Bakulaposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        I think it's an April Fool's joke. And notice they did circle U, sort of saying it was for us.

        1. janderson99 profile image87
          janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

          I think it is meant to be a magnifying glass symbol.

      2. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        Wow, you feel so strongly. lol

        1. janderson99 profile image87
          janderson99posted 24 months ago in reply to this

          Gotcha ! That's my joke!

          1. Sed-me profile image82
            Sed-meposted 24 months ago in reply to this

            lol... That's actually funny. I didn't remember you as being so... intense.

    10. makingamark profile image73
      makingamarkposted 24 months ago

      I do hope nobody spent money thinking they were employing a professional to do this. 

      If you're changing the branding you change everything - not just one little bit - to do otherwise is completely unprofessional

      Besides which you can only get away with logos which don't read easily when your brand is so famous that you no longer need to spell it out.

      So I conclude this must be an April Fool Joke!

      1. Sed-me profile image82
        Sed-meposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        And if not, your comment was super insulting... que sera sera.

    11. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 24 months ago

      HP is known for a good April Fool's prank!  tongue As soon as I saw it this morning, I laughed.  They would never ever use this terrible, amateurish logo.  If you sign out, you see the regular logo.

      1. makingamark profile image73
        makingamarkposted 24 months ago in reply to this

        +1

        Well there you go!  Thank you for the explanation.  Of course here in the UK it's no longer 1 April so I was beginning to wonder........ smile

    12. makingamark profile image73
      makingamarkposted 24 months ago

      Well I guess I've got two perspectives on the matter.

      First as somebody who has actually managed a marketing function and commissioned people to advise on rebranding exercises (and hence knows more than a tad about these sorts of things)

      and second as a consumer - I don't like it and it's not effective

    13. Peggy W profile image91
      Peggy Wposted 24 months ago

      I did notice it and agree with others that it is probably an April Fool's joke.

    14. robhampton profile image89
      robhamptonposted 24 months ago

      I will design a better one

    15. offornagoro king profile image61
      offornagoro kingposted 23 months ago

      This kelvin for that comment on good news forum. Really appreciate

    16. offornagoro king profile image61
      offornagoro kingposted 23 months ago

      Thks

     
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