Attn: Gmail. Stop Looking so 2000.

GmailThis is a completely useless post. Sorry if you came here looking for something awesome, but it’s 2 AM and I’m beyond sleepies.

I feel like Gmail adding a ton of crazy awesome capabilities and lab features lately… but what the hell is with their choice of interface? I feel like everytime Gmail does some kind of visual update, it look worse than it did before.

I’ve tried every kind of webmail under the sun (and have about 80 billion email addresses to prove it) and I stick with Gmail because I love the functionality and customizability (is this a word? Is now.) of it. But I must say… I’m a visual person, and if they’re adding random “Compose” buttons that stick out like a sore thumb, I have to wonder where they’re going with this. It looks completely out of place and was instantly¬†noticeable.

Please Gmail. Overhaul your interface. Make it look like it’s existing in 2010.

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  • Ileane

    Hi Selena, this is funny. I actually felt the opposite way when I saw it. nnI’m new to Gmail (since Buzz) and I’m and old school outlook user. I spent 5 minutes one day trying to figure out how to write an email. It thought it was great that I could find that Compose button without looking for it. :)

  • Selena Narayanasamy

    ahhh you must be so happy, coming over to Gmail from Outlook! I’ve tried to use desktop applications like Outlook, Thunderbird, etc… and I feel like it’s so scary and cluttered looking.nnWelcome to Gmail :)