Rolling out at the moment, according to Larry Page. From a blog post:
"Instead of the horizontal black bar at the top of the page, you’ll now find links to your services in a new drop-down Google menu nested under the Google logo."
Yes, I LOVED it, until you turned it off :((((((
This is the slowest most awkward navigation system EVER, I mean Yahoo loads faster then Google now. Not impressive not impressive at all!
that UI feels kind of the Horizontal Vertical Basics but might work also as the new Mango Tango Nokia UI with panoramic view of formats by keeping ajax loads into the search box – cool :)
Welcome back Philipp.
Several people don't like it, including me. Google is famous because of its simplicity and it doesn't waste your time. Now with this bar, it's longer to swich between services. Longer to find the right item or preferences.
A famous rule in the world of web is design, known by ALL users is: when you click on the logo, you go back directly to the home page. That feature is no longer possible when you are on a result page. And that sucks.
My first reaction – a Start Menu!
I was sure I'd hate it, but now when I can actually use it, turns out I really like it! Switching between services is actually much quicker, thanks to icons and the links being much bigger.