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I just saw that google updated its homepage for logged users at least. The top menu bar is redesigned.

What do you guys think about it ?

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  • Closing because I don't see an actual question here. Commented Feb 17, 2011 at 18:45
  • I believe the question was whether the change of UI was a good design decision from an UX point of view (and of so, what are the benefits) or merely cosmetic eye candy (at least that's how I understood it).
    – wildpeaks
    Commented Feb 17, 2011 at 19:03
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    @wildpeaks - questions looking for nothing but opinions don't really belong on this site. Commented Feb 17, 2011 at 20:07

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From the developer's point of view, it is slightly frustrating because I have recently made a webapp for a customer which looks very similar, so everyone will believe it is copied from Google while it's not.

From the Google user's point of view, I like the change: it uses less screen space without sacrificing functionnalities, and follow the visual standards of mobile and web apps.

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  • There's only one solution - sue google! ;-)
    – peterchen
    Commented Feb 17, 2011 at 13:18
  • Sure and I'll buy Microsoft with the settlement money :-D
    – wildpeaks
    Commented Feb 17, 2011 at 13:22
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    When you are done, let me know. I need a few Visual Studio bugs to be fixed...
    – peterchen
    Commented Feb 17, 2011 at 18:40
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I think it's clean design when links aren't underlined. Blue text is enough to say - "this is a link". Just look at this page - works like a charm :)

I also think that this design follow the Google way of doing things, minimal to keep the workflow in focus and I am pretty sure that Apples glossy buttons and 3d effects are going to be outdated in a short future.

Windows Phone 7 has taken that path and I like it. Windows Phone 7 GUI

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    The way the "Explorer", "Power", and "notes" text are being cropped out is bugging me so much!
    – Zack
    Commented Nov 7, 2014 at 16:37
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I think Google is a unique case!

  • since most people use Google, they already know where to click and what they will get
  • with this little mod shown on your pic is nice! it has a 'modern' feeling but still fits to Google's usual minimalistic design
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With the new UI, Google finally looks like it's "Web 2.0" site. The previous link were just to plain and boring. Love the blue line over the select text.

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I think it's better than the previous revision, especially the drop down menu. When you click 'more' to open the drop down menu, it's more easy to click the links.

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I will add my opinion as well.

I like for the looks. The only things that i don't like is the dropdown for multiple sign in. I have to click more before i get the whole list. I can't see a reason why they wouldnt put the whole list in the drodown and mark the current one.

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