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.

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jasonfifi November 24, 2008 at 2:27 pm

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.

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jasonfifi November 24, 2008 at 9:27 am

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.

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aileen November 24, 2008 at 12:55 pm

couldn’t agree more. ugliest themes since yahoo

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aileen November 24, 2008 at 5:55 pm

couldn’t agree more. ugliest themes since yahoo

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John November 24, 2008 at 6:49 pm

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

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

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John November 24, 2008 at 1:49 pm

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

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

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Ian Aleksander Adams November 24, 2008 at 7:15 pm

god yeah, slightly confusing, slightly nauseating. Lame.

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Ian Aleksander Adams November 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm

god yeah, slightly confusing, slightly nauseating. Lame.

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Stoned Mellotron November 24, 2008 at 11:57 pm

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

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Stoned Mellotron November 24, 2008 at 6:57 pm

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

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Matt November 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm

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.

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Matt November 26, 2008 at 4:34 pm

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.

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christoball December 2, 2008 at 5:38 pm

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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christoball December 2, 2008 at 12:38 pm

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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