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Author Topic: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!  (Read 2467 times)

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RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« on: December 01, 2011, 10:20:25 AM »
I can get used to most anything in a UI.  Some things are better than others.  The new unified UI really sucked.  But I got used to it.  Then, today, they changed it AGAIN!  Why can't they settle on something and stay with it?!?

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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2011, 11:44:40 AM »
Uh, they're still in beta?

(I still can't stand how they can't manage to get their login system right... Like... I signed up so that I could login rather than get caught in infinite loops... sigh... :( )
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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2011, 12:24:47 PM »
Which UI? And what is still in beta?

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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2011, 12:29:02 PM »
Uh, they're still in beta?

Not an excuse from true definition of beta (if you really want to go there).  And GMail is out of beta, and has been for a while.

They had introduced a black bar at the top with all of your options and menus and stuff that unified with G+ UI.  Now they have some of that stuff hidden under a drop down when you click their name on the left side, and other stuff under a gear on the right side, and yet more stuff when you click your picture on the top right side (which is what I was trying to find... how to change accounts).

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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2011, 11:48:42 PM »
Uh, they're still in beta?

Not an excuse from true definition of beta (if you really want to go there).  And GMail is out of beta, and has been for a while.

They had introduced a black bar at the top with all of your options and menus and stuff that unified with G+ UI.  Now they have some of that stuff hidden under a drop down when you click their name on the left side, and other stuff under a gear on the right side, and yet more stuff when you click your picture on the top right side (which is what I was trying to find... how to change accounts).

I was just joking around. :) Not serious.

But yeah... I've found it somewhat annoying, though mostly because they simply cannot figure out what language I want to use, and keep mucking it up on me. Like just how hard is it to get the UA language from the browser preferences? Duh? That's been driving me nuts for years though, and isn't anything new.
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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2011, 11:49:22 PM »
I didn't think the black bar would last, but I did send some specific feedback on the icon-based Gmail. It works find in Docs/Drive, but not Gmail.

Note to everyone: stop fixing what's not broken.

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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2011, 12:00:22 AM »
Note to everyone: stop fixing what's not broken.

Grrr... People like you are the reason that unemployment is so high! :P

(Just kidding!)

But seriously, +1. Sometimes stasis just works best.
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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2011, 01:09:09 AM »
Still have the black bar here...  rolling out slowwlyyy?

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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2011, 01:52:41 AM »
Localized Google pages tend to get updates like this later, the .com one get it first, usually. Can't see what page you are using, ofcourse ;)

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Re: RANT: Google UI Developers should be SHOT!
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2011, 01:17:56 PM »
I was talking about the Gmail main page. But I manually forced the update by adding a J-Script line or two.

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