Google offers peek at new Gmail design, Calendar to follow

By Jos · 15 replies
Jul 1, 2011
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  1. Google's web services are getting a makeover to match their recently launched Google+ social networking site. You may have already noticed a black bar running along the top of their…

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  2. Heh. Calendar to follow?

    Yesterday I got the new look for my calendar..
    .. and I still have the old look in Gmail.

    Not uncommon for Google to roll out changes gradually.
  3. tehbanz

    tehbanz TS Enthusiast Posts: 183   +10

    Ill stick with my terminal look, hopefully they port that to the new layout. I love the dark theme with the neon green.
  4. mario

    mario Ex-TS Developer Posts: 399   +17

    The new look is a theme, you have to select it from the Mail Settings.
  5. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +117

    Yeah you can, its under the theme (Preview). I'm currently using it, though still not sure if its staying.
  6. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    Just tried the "Preview" setting...not very impressed, looks way too 'blocky' for me. I hope that's not forced on us.
  7. Tough luck, Benny. Google loves forcing changes on its users.
  8. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Posts: 7,668   +988

    I like the new condensed preview theme. Calendar also updated here first, looks awesome in comparison.
  9. Ugly!

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  10. Yet Another Horrible and unaesthetic novelty from Google!
  11. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,535   +51

    It's like email for beginners. I hope the new themes that come with it might make it look at least a little better.
  12. Nice new interface, BUT when you send an email, you are not sent to your Inbox, but instead you are left looking at the email you have just sent! Why?!
  13. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    I love it.

    More minimalist. Spacing and padding provides breathing room for the controls.

    Changes are probably for touch controls.
  14. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,223

    Speaking of simplifying things. 'minimalist' should not be such a long word. I'd like google to think of a new word. Preferrably one syllable. Anyone have any ideas? Full points for a cool acronym. Like ETUG (Easier To Use GUI) or LIM (Less Is More) Google has stuck their fingers into just about everything else out there... why not fix up some English shortages.
  15. Mizzou

    Mizzou TS Enthusiast Posts: 823

    Just flipped the preview (dense) on, not too radical a departure from the original classic theme. I'll try it for a few days, calendar definitely looks better.


    Gave it shot but just too bland and not enough contrast between screen elements.
  16. The new Gmail is awesome! Looks great, but a little "square."

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