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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Usability problem
by Dekonega on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 19:21 UTC
Dekonega
Member since:
2009-07-28

The New Gmail has usability problem. How can they change colours so that you now have tons of ugly transparent sections and black and grey text on a dark grey backgrounds? It's unreadable in my opinion. And what's the worst is that the high contrast theme of Gmail isn't black and white but also features tons of some more grey which practically ruins the whole purpose of that theme.

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RE: Usability problem
by drstorm on Sun 22nd Apr 2012 21:43 in reply to "Usability problem"
drstorm Member since:
2009-04-24

I agree. The messages are not separated clearly enough. What bugs me the most though, is the tiny little down arrow button which replaces the "more info" link.

The link was obvious and it used to extend the header of the message to include all the data (cc, etc.), but now if you manage to click on the ridiculously small button you get a popup that disappears once you click outside. It drives me nuts...

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