Back in June Google began rolling out a new look and feel for Gmail, Search, News, Maps, Reader, and quite a few of their other products. Their goal was to create a unified look. Well today they've introduced the next stage in the process... redesigning the Google bar.
From the Google Blog: "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. We’ll show you a list of links and you can access additional services by hovering over the “More” link at the bottom of the list. Click on what you want, and you’re off."
The dropdown menu does require a few clicks to get to some of the popular services, but is manageable with the present icons. Also, the new dropdown menu does seem to have more uniformity, especially when you consider Google's iPad app and Chrome's tab page.
Some users aren't a fan of the new bar:
Hey, Google, whilst your integrating a new Google bar you can take out the utterly pointless Google + stuff. Thanks.
While others welcome the redesigned bar:
http://t.co/5UVndyDf – pleased to see Google stepping up its game.I like the new Google bar –
new google bar is starting to look like a standalone OS.
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