Looks like Gmail is jumping on the recent Google design changes:
New Gmail header
Old Gmail header
These changes are actually pretty significant and its happening all over Google. And based on what I’ve read about how Google used to operate its design methods I find these changes both refreshing and fascinating, see:
I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can’t operate in an environment like that. I’ve grown tired of debating such minuscule design decisions. There are more exciting design problems in this world to tackle.
Douglas Bowman on Leaving Google, March 2009
It’s about time, overall the new design work looks decent. Keeping it consistent across the services makes sense.
Have you used Google+ yet?
Hey Jason 🙂 thanks, I’m still not keen on the black bar, contrast is too different to the rest of the design. And the text isn’t bright enough.
I’m staying away from + until it’s ready for live use, I don’t want to fall for a great product for google to yank it like they did with Wave/Buzz.
five mistakes says
Your blog is pretty interesting to me and your topics are very relevant. I was browsing around and came across something you might find interesting. I was guilty of 3 of them with my sites. “99% of site owners are guilty of these 5 errors”. http://tinyurl.com/6o9euxt You will be suprised how easy they are to fix.