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Google cleans up Google Reader

Google updated Google Reader a few minutes ago (4 December 2008). Google Reader is a web-based RSS reader. 5 days ago we posted that it might not be a bad idea to follow Gmail’s lead and add optional themes to Google Reader.

Unfortunately Google haven’t readied a themeable Google Reader, they have however refreshed the design somewhat.

Before
Before Google Reader Update

After
After Google Reader Update

Jenna Bilotta posted the update on the Google Reader Blog, stating,

“Google is all about speed, both under the hood as well as in the user experience. So, in order to make Reader act and feel more speedy and responsive, we’ve removed some visual clutter, simplified some features and given everything a bit more breathing room. Out with the old rounded corners, drop shadows and heavily saturated colors — in with a softer palette, faster components and a fresh new look.”

Other than the visual enhancements, the team has also implemented collapsible navigation, friend promotion, the ability to hid unread counts and lots more feed bundles.

This entry was posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2008 at 10:07 pm GMT. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.



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  • Dan

    If I was a YouTube member I’d probably write something like “WTF!?!?! GET RID OF THAT SH**!!!!! I HATE HOW IT LOOKS. IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE THAT GIVE US AN OPTION TO GET RID OF IT!!!!!!!!”. But I’m not, looks fairly slick.

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