Google +1 Button Gets A New Look To Match Google+ SchemeBy: Drew Bowling - March 8, 2012
The Google +1 buttons are getting a simple makeover to match the red and white digs of the Google+ scheme. According to an update on the Google+ Developers blog, the new +1 look will be visible to the Google+ Platform Preview Group before being deployed into the public.
So what was once blue and white (and a little green, yellow, and red).
Has been reduced to a minimal red and white, with the varicolored header gone completely.
Similar to how the old button would invert the blue and white colors of the “+1″ after it was clicked, the new buttons do a similar inversion of the red and white.
The update concludes with an assurance to webmasters that the new design will update automatically if you’re already installed the +1 button on your page; in other words, you don’t have to do anything to get the new look. Whenever the new button hits the public, the blog will be updated with a notification.
The complaints go on. Despite the bad reactions, I can understand why Google went with red as it distinguishes the button from Facebook and Twitter’s buttons, which are both blue. Any readers want to add their two cents about the new look? Say it below in the comments.