Google's magic trick
Google has "upgraded" its homepage with a new gimmick. As they explain on their blog: "For the vast majority of people who come to the Google homepage, they are coming in order to search..." so they removed everything else. With a swipe of the mouse, the page and all its functions fade back in...
I can't say I'm thrilled. But on the other hand, I really like the fact that Google is still experimenting, and trying out new things and unique approaches to indifferent problems. I mean, really... did you ever consider the shortcut links as obtrusive or distracting until now?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Angela Craven is a User Experience Designer at EffectiveUI. She is inspired by the profound influence of art and design in our every day lives. Angela pulls from her experience in digital communications, business strategy, and a background in fine art, to craft design solutions for clients such as PepsiCo, Pfizer, Citi, Beringer Wines, Abbott Laboratories, LʼOreal MATRIX, Mountain Dew, and Weber Grills.