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new Google Reader look?

Fri, 6 Jul 2012 23:37:33 +0800 | Filed under misc

As I fired up Google Reader for my daily appetite of content, I noticed that things looked a little different.

new look

Hmm, was my userscript messing things up? After disabling and reloading, I realised I was in the middle of an A/B test!

For comparison, here's what the current "old" look is:

old look

For one, notice how the black Google products bar is gone, giving a couple of much-needed pixels for reading.

But I what I like is how "Reader" has been merged with the Google logo on the search bar row, and Subscribe is now on the same row with "controls".

Much cleaner look overall.

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