Gmail’s Miniscule Makeover

Gmail alerted me that they had undergone a homepage makeover. Somehow, I hadn't noticed. See if you can guess why.

Gmail alerted me that they had undergone a homepage makeover.  Somehow, I hadn’t noticed.   See if you can guess why.

Here’s the Before and After shots of the log-in page:

And the spanking new logo:

Seriously?  Not that I was clamoring for change or anything but, sheesh, this is hardly worth the effort of doing, let alone drawing attention to.

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  1. Franklin says:

    Well they had to fight back against Facebook’s new messaging system, didn’t they?

  2. But, but, they moved the “by Google” thing all the way to the other side of the GMail graphic.

    That’s totally revolutionary!

    Or something

  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    Umm, the logo is not the only part of the redesign. They also rolled out a new gmail feature that automatically replies to Nigerian-Princes-trying-to-move-money-to-your-bank-account with a video of Wham!’s “Wake me up (before you go go).”

    No? Didn’t hear about that?

    Well it would’ve been more worthy of a press release than this crap.

  4. Dave Schuler says:

    Presumably, tail fins will be the next enhancement.