New Google Redesign

December 1, 2011

in Digital

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With the release of Google+ a few months ago, Google introduced a new layout design that showed a consistent black navigation bar across the top of their services which made it easier to navigate between gmail, docs, calendar etc. The way in which it was designed also made it very easy to use and pretty to look at.

Today when arriving home, I noticed they’ve revamped their design once again with a more graphical/operating system kind of feel.

New Google Interface 01-12-2011

The Google Layout as of 01-12-2011

With HTML5 becoming more prominent across the web and connection speeds increasing, Google is taking advantage and making their prodcuts and services much “prettier” to look at. When hovering over the top-left Google logo, you are presented with the options shown above. When clicking “more”, you are presented with the options below.

New Google Layout Design from Search Result

New Google Layout/Design from a Search Result

Google even gives you a nice message informing you of the changes and entices you to have a “play” with it (as seen in the featured post image at the top of the page)

“Welcome to the new way to navigate Google. Roll over the logo to have a look”

Having played around with it for 5 minutes or so, the interface is now back to the way it was with the black navigation bar. I’m assuming I landed on a testing server and not sure how many have seen this however I’m quite excited to see this change implemented permanently as it definitely makes the search experience that little more enjoyable and is a well-deserved update of the worlds most popular search engine. My only recommendation thus far is to reduce the height of it – it’s pretty thick and can get in the way if you don’t have a massive screen resolution!

EDIT: Looks like it’s an official release! Watch the video below:

You can also find more information about the design here:
http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/next-stage-in-our-redesign.html

 

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