Google Homepage Redesign Still Rolling Out

By: Chris Crum - January 22, 2012

Google’s most recent homepage redesign (pictured above) has been rolling out for quite some time. Quite frankly, I had pretty much forgotten about it, until I was presented with it this morning.

This tells me that there are still people who are just now getting this Google experience, which places navigation among Google services at the left-hand side of the screen.

On search results pages, this navigation menu (formerly accessible via a black bar at the top of the screen) appears when you mouse over the Google logo.

There is also a share box, to share updates, links, etc. from pretty much any page (across multiple Google products like Gmail, Google Reader, etc. For some reason, the design is still not integrated with YouTube.

There has historically been little Google branding throughout the YouTube experience, and surprisingly (given Google’s major push to integrate Google+ across products and tie everything together, including YouTube, via a singular Google account) this continues today. That said, YouTube is not without its Google+ integrations.

Are you seeing the new Google design? How long have you had it? Are you still waiting? Do you think it’s an improvement? Let us know in the comments.

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  • John Floyd

    My understanding is that they’re canceling the entire redesign and reverting to the old black bar navigation system… … I just cleared my brower’s cookies, and shows up with the old black bar again. Google should get it together

  • Site Redesign

    Yes, I never got a chance to see that new Google design either. But my friends were bragging about it for a while now. Guess Google is doing some heavy AB tests with their redesign pages

  • c wilson

    how do i get back to the cleaner previous form of google homepage. i like to use google as a search engine, but what a mess clutters up my screen now. I understand income and expenses, but there has to be a better way. thanks