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What's your opinion on Google's new look?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by dutchbb, Jun 30, 2011.


What's your opinion on Google's new look?

  1. I like it

    31 vote(s)
  2. I dislike it

    14 vote(s)
  3. Not sure yet

    12 vote(s)
  1. dutchbb

    dutchbb Well-Known Member

    I have to say that I'm not very fond of it. The dark navigation/grey theme is no improvement for me. How do XF members feel about Google's recent design update?
  2. Onimua

    Onimua Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure yet about it. I'm so used to Google's usual look that it threw me off a bit. I'm sure I'll get used to it, but right now I don't actually know.
  3. Trombones13

    Trombones13 Well-Known Member

    Same as Onimua--I'm not used to it yet, but I think I'll like it given some time. Sure is a lot of extra space on the right, though...
  4. Carlos

    Carlos Well-Known Member

    I like the black/grey bar at the top. It stands out.

    The previous navigation was not easy on the eyes, especially with the rest of the page being completely white.
  5. Floris

    Floris Guest

    It looks a lot more modern than their old fashioned bright layout. This adds subtle office like colors to the setup, organized whitespace, and still being flexible enough to look good with customizations
  6. Danny.VBT

    Danny.VBT Active Member

    I like it overall! They are definitely trying to focus on their additional services beyond the search engine with the dark navigation bar at the top.
  7. Alex

    Alex Active Member

    I'm not a fan of it, when I first went on there after they changed it I thought something was broken and hadn't loaded properly :ROFLMAO:
  8. Ingenious

    Ingenious Well-Known Member

    Er, I didn't notice anything had changed until I read this thread! Then I went back to a search I did no less than 30 seconds ago still open in a new tab... oh yes there's a new look! :)
  9. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    meh...I'll get used to it.
  10. Klaas

    Klaas Member

    It looks out of place compared with the actual search results. Orange and dark grey has never been part of Google's housestyle. I seriously can not understand how they could even agree on this new design. The dark navigation may attract attention to their other services, it is also very ugly. Homepage buttons have reduced readability, don't see to point in that. Orange/grey on left bar, nope not looking fresh at all. It reminds me of the day vBulletin 4.0 got released. Might have to check out Bing.
  11. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Do you switch search engines a lot based on how they look?
    D.O.A. and Bob like this.
  12. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    Even though the question wasn't directed towards me, I'm going to answer it. Not a lot, but if the look is distracting I will not use it. For example, I tried out Bing once. Their look was distracting and I haven't been back since.
  13. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I don't find Bing a pleasure to use anyway, it feels outdated compared to the instant and speedy search that Google provides. I very rarely see a Google homepage as I just search from the address bar. I'm never usually on a results page more than 30 seconds either, so the look of it isn't that bothering.
    D.O.A. likes this.
  14. jmurrayhead

    jmurrayhead Well-Known Member

    yeah, I was just giving an example. Bing is just plain dreadful, and, like you, I mostly use the search bar in the browser as opposed to the web site. I'm starting to think that the navigation bar up there stands out a little too much.
  15. Panupat

    Panupat Well-Known Member

    Google page is kinda reminding me of microsoft's website when I was updating my windows XP long ago...
  16. Vincent

    Vincent Well-Known Member

    I like it :)

    And MS really needs to get a new website :p
  17. captainslater

    captainslater Well-Known Member

    It reminds me on the Android OS but I really like it.
  18. tickedon

    tickedon Active Member

    I really like it :) More variation and colour than the previous "white heavy" design.
  19. Lu Kas

    Lu Kas Active Member

    any changes @ gmail?
  20. pk698

    pk698 Active Member

    I think as a company when you launch new things such as style/layout, you should give users the option of: () use new layout () use old layout.

    just my $0.02

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