Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 17:48 UTC
Google "Reports are coming in from around the Internet that the Gmail redesign, which we were previously able to stave off with 'revert to the old look temporarily', is now forcing itself upon us. I too have succumbed to the new design, and have been forced to find ways to cope. Here's what I did to make it semi-bearable." The Gmail redesign has been the biggest whine-a-thon in the history of the web ('cope'? Bearable'?). For what it's worth, the Gmail redesign has been a godsend for me - the new Gmail is beautiful, understated, and elegant. I love it. I guess the old adage still goes: the satisfied people don't take to the web.
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My problems with the new Gmail...
by bhtooefr on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 22:12 UTC
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1. It inefficiently uses screen space. Yes, you can tweak the settings. It's still not as good as it was before. Yes, I know, it's to be more touch-friendly. Don't care about touch.
2. I find it hard to describe this one, because "too plain" isn't the phrase I want to use, but... the UI seems to not delineate areas well enough, by only using colors, not shapes like it used to.
3. Things move around a lot more, requiring more CPU load to handle the animations, and when CPU is limited, that forces me to the (much worse) basic HTML experience, when the old Gmail was good enough.

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