Cool. Reminded me of Designer News from earlier last year.
That logo <3
Back when long shadows were cool.
I like that one than the current. Too compacted for my taste.
This design will never see the light of day.
I think components of it will.
This is probably the far-reaching edge case of their A/B/N test. I'd expect some of this UI to end up in google apps at some point.
Agree! The same with the new Facebook feed, it's just a beautiful design that doesn't work in the real-world :)
Do you speak about this design? https://developers.facebook.com/blog/post/2013/03/07/get-to-know-the-new-design-for-news-feed/
Okay, "blue heading and gray background" is tenuous, but still - when I saw the screenshot my first thought was, "That looks like Designer News."
Came here to make a same comment. :)
With gmail it's not just about design, it's also about the workflow. Id need to use it before making a decision.
Would be interested to see what the compose window looks like.
With gmail it's not just about design, it's also about the workflow.
True for all products, not just gmail... workflows are a pretty massive part of design :)
This is going to be polarizing.
when you have a reach like google, these drastic changes are hugely risky.
I think the more interesting component here is the features designed to enhance e-mail workflow, and less the visual aesthetic that's been applied here.
That being said, with respect to the visual style here, I'm worried about what this implies about Google's thinking. With UI design, there's a lot of (functional) value in changing slowly. It seems to me that Google is adopting too many contemporary visual approaches too soon
Can't say I like it too much. Looks very striped down.
Maybe this is the result of acquiring Sparrow?
Splitting emails up into chunks of days is a little feature I would really like.
Today - yesterday sorting seems like https://www.uniboxapp.com tribute.
The important question of these designs is:
WHERE ARE TEH ADS?
If it was the right UX, there's no problem to copy that. Because there are not too much things about UI design.
Ha! I think you're right Jordan.
pretty, but like the article says - Gmail works (good enough anyway), Contacts doesn't - and is where they should be focusing a bit of time and energy..