The Gmail Downgrade

by Art Fag City on November 24, 2008 · 14 comments Blurb

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Looks like gmail has allured microsoft’s finest designers to create their new sign in page.  What a disaster.  Google would have been much more successful if they allowed people to actually customize their email as opposed to giving them 30 ass ugly themes to chose from and imposing the sign in mountains on everyone.  I understand corporate America needs a means of escaping their office environment, but the road paved with hotmail aesthetics isn’t likely to lead anywhere good.

  • jasonfifi

    seriously. the mountains on gmail’s sign in page are a horribly jarring thing to see first thing in the morning. the themes are ok, because they can be avoided, but the mountains are for everybody; taste or not.

  • jasonfifi

    seriously. the mountains on gmail’s sign in page are a horribly jarring thing to see first thing in the morning. the themes are ok, because they can be avoided, but the mountains are for everybody; taste or not.

  • aileen

    couldn’t agree more. ugliest themes since yahoo

  • aileen

    couldn’t agree more. ugliest themes since yahoo

  • John

    I highly recommend the Better Gmail 2 add-on for Firefox.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6076

  • John

    I highly recommend the Better Gmail 2 add-on for Firefox.

    https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/6076

  • http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com Ian Aleksander Adams

    god yeah, slightly confusing, slightly nauseating. Lame.

  • http://www.ianaleksanderadams.com Ian Aleksander Adams

    god yeah, slightly confusing, slightly nauseating. Lame.

  • Stoned Mellotron

    i agree…it’s hard find one of these templates that I like

  • Stoned Mellotron

    i agree…it’s hard find one of these templates that I like

  • Matt

    I’ve been rocking shiny, it’s fine. more of something to waste your time on for a few minutes. maybe they posted the mountains login just to announce that something was new?

    There isn’t really a reason why they couldn’t let you choose your own image for the homepage if they wanted to do so.

    but yea, the themes pretty much sucked.

  • Matt

    I’ve been rocking shiny, it’s fine. more of something to waste your time on for a few minutes. maybe they posted the mountains login just to announce that something was new?

    There isn’t really a reason why they couldn’t let you choose your own image for the homepage if they wanted to do so.

    but yea, the themes pretty much sucked.

  • christoball

    weiging in a little late, but I don’t agree with the theme hate – ‘ninja’ theme is awesome. I love primary colors.

    also, ‘terminal’ is for the truly hardcore.

    yes, i’m a gmail nerd.

  • christoball

    weiging in a little late, but I don’t agree with the theme hate – ‘ninja’ theme is awesome. I love primary colors.

    also, ‘terminal’ is for the truly hardcore.

    yes, i’m a gmail nerd.

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