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Google Testing Gmail Redesign 218

An anonymous reader writes "Google is testing out some big changes for Gmail. Some of the changes are: the sidebar has been replaced with a slide-in pane, the 'compose' button has been moved, and there's a new feature called 'reminders'. From the article: 'Gmail may soon look nothing like the Gmail we all know so well. Google has invited a select group of users to test a completely new interface for the webmail client, according to, which appears to be part of the trial. The test version of Gmail — which may never see an official release — dispenses with design elements that have been present from the very early days of the email service.'"
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Google Testing Gmail Redesign

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  • by MrEricSir ( 398214 ) on Sunday May 11, 2014 @05:09PM (#46974739) Homepage

    Google's motto should be "We don't care about design, and it shows!"

  • by jez9999 ( 618189 ) on Sunday May 11, 2014 @05:35PM (#46974927) Homepage Journal

    ... I'm still using an old version of Thunderbird. I don't get my mailnews interface overhauled every 5 minutes and that's the way I likes it. Web apps are overrated.

  • by Billly Gates ( 198444 ) on Sunday May 11, 2014 @05:45PM (#46974989) Journal


    First they take my XP away with the best UI. Then take away my menus in office 2007 with ribbons. Then they cripple Youtube so I can't browse by category. Then take away the ok UI of Windows with Metro full screen and 70% of all the functionality. Then they change perfectly Gnome 2 with a half cell phone gnome 3/shell! Now office 365/office 2013 is all FREAKING WHITE IN ALL CAPS where I get a migraine looking at it. Then they change to all blinding with blue. ,.. now gmail is changing too. GOOD lord. I have had enough. Stand up folks and let those elitist art professors know we will not tolerate this minimalism and reduction of features. Art majors are being brainwashed by these guys who go on to design websites and operating system GUI's who do not tolerate dissent and have never worked in real jobs before.

    They were assholes to post impressionist artists too back in the day because it wasn't the *new* thing. Now anything that doesn't look like it is 2 colors and non descriptive gets flunked out.

    We should not tolerate such things.

  • by Raenex ( 947668 ) on Monday May 12, 2014 @03:42AM (#46977361)

    When you start talking about how the user feels and using buzzwords like "Holistic" and "paradigm" over just finding out if a user can understand it without assistance you have a serious problem.

    We have to leverage holistic paradigms to incentivise platform consumers to meet our time to market challenges.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday May 12, 2014 @11:59AM (#46979785)

    Typical Slashdot, lob a generalized insult at all MBAs and get modded 4+...

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