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Dark Bar at the top of Google

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
6 years ago6,016 views

Is the dark gray navigation bar at the top of Google an experiment or rolled out for all? I think it really gives the page a way too heavy feeling, destroying the don't-make-me-think-lightweightness. Could be just the surprise of seeing it newly, though, we'll see...

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mbegin [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

It's new today and part of the Google+ project... ... ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Thanks. I've updated this post started 5 years ago: ...

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

i saw that yesterday in ubuntu server, thought it was personalized bar for firefox in ubuntu but now i realise its live on my windows box

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

I like it. Goes nice with the Ambience theme in Ubuntu.

Someone has made a user style to make it look EXACTLY like the Ubuntu panels: ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

6 years ago #

Thanks Philipp. But why not to point this on main page??

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

6 years ago #

Hey, when I visit Google's homepage today, I found out that some links (Advertising Programs, Business Solutions...) was moved to the left bottom of the page. Anyone else seeing this?

Apple [PersonRank 1]

6 years ago #

Grayed out side bar. Google copying Apple again!

gwen reed [PersonRank 0]

6 years ago #

for the visually impaired the black bar is illegible due to extremely low contrast grey on white and does not meet w3c standards for accessibility. it's a nightmare!

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