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Thoughts on the new Gmail Design?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by jmurrayhead, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    I just checked it out today. I'm not really liking it. Doesn't seem to be much contrast and I find my eyes wondering around looking for things instead of focusing on the content.
  2. Ranger375

    Ranger375 Well-Known Member

    The colors are horrible.
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  3. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I like that they're trying to make the important stuff stick out more, but I definitely do not like that red 'Compose' button. Total eyesore.
  4. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Haven't seen it yet. Must go look now.....

    EDIT: hmmm not seeing a new design.
  5. Digital Doctor

    Digital Doctor Well-Known Member

    same old gmail here
  6. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    They've probably only rolled it out to a select few. A little dialog popped up at the bottom of the screen asking me if I would like to check it out.
  7. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Yea, it also feels heavier, gmail always felt snappy and quick, this new design feels slow and clunky.
  8. Sadik B

    Sadik B Well-Known Member

    Well, i really don't see why they had to change the old interface. That said, I don't really mind either way. It looks just fine. I actually think they didn't get this whole Google plus look right. It just doesn't look "slick" like XF here does...
  9. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Here's a screen shot for those who are unable to see it yet. I know it's not much since I had to remove so much personal data...but should give you a general idea:
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  10. Saeed

    Saeed Well-Known Member

    You do know that they have rolled out new themes, as well as some with HD imagery too. They are still working on some of the themes yet though.

    For a list of all that has changed, visit About Gmail's new look.

    Personally, I like the change, though it is going to need a bit of getting used to on my part. For me, the new Google Reader look is a breath of fresh air indeed. (y)

    P.S. They are still rolling out the new look. For those who haven't yet got it, a link at the bottom right will show as "Switch to New Look".
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  11. iTuN3r

    iTuN3r Well-Known Member

    Yup just saw this design looks horrible .
  12. Forsaken

    Forsaken Well-Known Member

    Hiding all those porn emails huh...?
  13. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    You know it! :sneaky:
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  14. Ramses

    Ramses Member

    Don't care about the gmail design, my mails are caught by Outlook.
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  15. Morgain

    Morgain Well-Known Member

    I rely heavily on Gmail to handle around 5 email accounts, categorise posts with labels, and star them re priority to handle - not to mention even I am using only a third of the huge storage.

    I have no new design nor any link at bottom offering it.
    I do use a gmail green theme maybe that's why.

    I wish they did folders in addition to their excellent searches.
    I have to set all my business mail to Archive, Label it with a message rule, then use the priority desktop function to display it bottom of the stack all together. All so my business stuff doesn't mix with my personal, webdesign and community mails when I'm off duty and don't want to be pestered by demanding clients after hours. Sheesh workaround.
    Would be so much simpler to direct all on that email account into a folder I can check when I want to.
  16. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

    I liked the new search system.
  17. ManagerJosh

    ManagerJosh Well-Known Member

    what new search?
  18. Fuhrmann

    Fuhrmann Well-Known Member

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  19. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I really like the new look. Much prefer the minimalistic feel of it now that i spent more time tinkering around. Big improvement imo.
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  20. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Now that I've been playing around with it this morning...I'm starting to like it more. I still think it needs a bit more contrast, but it's starting to grow on me now.

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