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Dark Bar at the top of Google

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
10 years ago7,811 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...

See screenshot
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-El_CGR22YQI/TgWzBI09RWI/AAAAAAAAIRM/LVAocDnbBVU/7.png

... from this thread
http://blogoscoped.com/forum/179526.html

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/evolving-google-design-and-experience.html

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/06/introducing-google-project-real-life.html

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

Thanks. I've updated this post started 5 years ago: http://blogoscoped.com/archive/2006-04-21-n63.html

Sankar Anand [PersonRank 10]

10 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]

10 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: http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Google_menu_Ubuntu_theme?content=143170

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

10 years ago #

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

Cookie Lee [PersonRank 9]

10 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]

10 years ago #

Grayed out side bar. Google copying Apple again!

gwen reed [PersonRank 0]

10 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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