What's your thought on the way version 69 of Chrome looks? I hear people saying it looks really nice but I'm indifferent—borderline think it looks ugly.
I'm really happy with it, personally. I dig it.
I like it and I'm not a fan of Material Design. It seems minimal, fresh, and out of the way. The subtle color changes of the tab bar are nice, too.
You can switch back to the old UI by going here:
And setting it to 'Normal'
Just trying to hold back the tide though isn't it. A bit like using old.reddit.com, eventually you'll have to move to the new awful design.
Honestly, I've been considering leaving Chrome and using either Firefox or Safari. The largest issue is devtools, not even that they're necessarily superior on Chrome but just that I know them so much better than any other browser's.
And extension availability.
Firefox dev tools are amazing now - I still have an ingrained bias against Firefox but I'm considering it more and more for development.
I have the same problem.
The only reason I'd pick Safari over Firefox is native Picture-in-picture support on macOS.
But the biggest hurdle is going to be breaking away from my familiarity with the Chrome devtools, even if an alternative is better.
I don't think I've ever posted, but had to login just to say that this new Chrome looks like Zaha Hadid's demon doppelgänger designed it while high on meth. It's repugnant.
...Though, I've never been a fan of material design to begin with.
It all took a strange path look at the other Google Products like Drive and GMail they have now this updated version of Material design.
I am honestly curious: What kind of software design and architecture do you like? Can you give examples, maybe? Also others, who are not pleased with this redesign. Thanks a lot!
I mean I suppose it could look nice if the rest of the OS I'm on looked the same, but it looks childish compared to the rest of the UI. As Dimitri said there's also very little contrast. The autosuggest shadow is overkill and quite distracting when it overlays the input box.
I like it. Feels more modern and allows focus to always remain on the web pages content.
Yes, I totally agree with you. The main flaw I found on this design update is the considerable lack of contrast. The fact that the inactive tabs are the same colors as the frame is inconvenient. There is no visible hitbox for tabs and new tab button. So I ended up building a chrome theme for myself: github.com/dimitrinicolas/chrome-contrast-theme
I can't say I'm a fan at all. It looks cheap.
I literally have no strong feelings one way or the other.
Seems like a lot of hyperbole happening about it.
Feels more content-first. +1
I am very thankful for the update. Finally, they brought up a modern design and some fresh "new" things.
Not the nicest but hey, picture in picture is working on this version! :)
Chrome's never been super pretty and always looked out of place, so I don't mind it any more than the old UI. But it is too low-contrast.
I'm curious of the people that prefer the new version of Chrome are you on a Mac or a Windows machine?
- The all white switch looks great for me.
- Everything is more unified
- Perfs are better on my machine
I <3 it