New iGoogle Layout Live For Some

Jan 23, 2012 • 8:43 am | comments (5) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics

iGoogle LogoBack in September, Google began testing a new iGoogle design and now it seems more are seeing that test.

A Google Web Search Help thread has one person stating he sees the new design. Even the Google Operating System posted about it with detailed screen shots of how it looks.

Here is one of the many screen shots:

New iGoogle Layout

As you can see, the new iGoogle is less colorful, and more the new bland white dull feeling of the new Google look throughout the various properties.

One of the users who is now seeing it said, "center the search bar at the top of the page! and why have a collapsible left nav, if all it does is hide 'chat' which no one uses anyway?" Clearly, they are not happy with it, but the ones that do post about this stuff normally are upset about something.

Forum discussion at Google Web Search Help.

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Jeff Downer Indianapolis IN

01/23/2012 04:49 pm

It still not going to get me to switch from myYahoo!.  As a portal Yahoo! still reign supreme.

Tim from IntuitionHQ

01/23/2012 09:38 pm

Less distraction and clutter can make a site more usable.  I can't wait to see the results of their tests.


01/24/2012 02:18 am

Great jb, Google. My page is totally blank now. Sweet.


01/24/2012 02:21 am

I mean BLANK. "Less colorful" is an understatement. Idiots.


01/27/2012 01:16 am

how are you supposed to drag and drop between tabs..when the tabs are no longer exposed to do so? duh.

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