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!