Google has rolled out a number of changes this week to improve the look and usability of their Gmail and Calendar products. The changes are purely cosmetic and have not affected the way Calendar works but have made the user interface much cleaner and less cluttered.
You can try the new look by loggin into your Gmail account and selecting the gear icon and choosing ‘Try the new look’ or is you would prefer not to use it choosing ‘Use the classic look’.
Google Calendar has also received a new cleaner look as picture below to help users navigate its features. Google is making te changes to provide a more seamless and consistent online experience across all its products and Google has adopted three principles Focus, Elasticity and Effortlessness.
Google explains their detail:
Focus: With the design changes in the coming weeks and months, we’re bringing forward the stuff that matters to you and getting all the other clutter out of your way.
Elasticity: The new design will soon allow you to seamlessly transition from your desktop computer to your mobile phone to your tablet, while keeping a consistent visual experience. We aim to bring you this flexibility without sacrificing style or usefulness.
Effortlessness: Our design philosophy is to combine power with simplicity. We want to keep our look simple and clean. But behind the seemingly simple design, the changes use new technologies to make sure you have all the power of the web behind you.
Source : Google : Calendar : Gmail
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