Google’s Makeover

This came from CNet News.  Starting today, May 5th, Google is changing its look.  I noticed the change right away, and I’m not exactly sure why they felt there’s need for change.  I do like the additional navigation and controls which are now located on the left side of the screen.  I’m not sold on the new logo because it comes across as flat and cartoonish in comparison to the traditional realistic logo lettering. It will probably grow on me though because cartoons are fun.

The authors of the CNet article are not correct in saying that the new logo eliminates the shadow behind the logo; the new design still incorporates a slight shadow, but it is very small and more spread out.  There are additional hues that accompany the famous primary colors.

Keep your eye out for the new changes!

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About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 6, 2010, in Google, Web Design and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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