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Google have recently been rolling out a new design for Google Calendar and Gmail, sporting a minimalist theme. The new look of the Google services is designed to match the recently released Google+ Google+ Circles, Sparks & All The Rest: What's To Know? [News] Google+ Circles, Sparks & All The Rest: What's To Know? [News] Google have just announced their Google+ project, which integrates social networking features with mobile technology, video chat, easy sharing and things which make everyday life easier. It's a huge step forward for Google, having previously... Read More . The Google+ design is reported by Techcrunch to have been created by original Macintosh designer, Andy Hertzfeld.

The Gmail blog says that this is “part of a Google-wide effort to bring you an experience that’s more focused, elastic, and effortless across all of our products” and that changes are intentionally being rolled out slowly in order to incorporate user feedback on the design.

For many users, the new look in Google Calendar 10 Awesome Google Calendar Features That You Should Try Out 10 Awesome Google Calendar Features That You Should Try Out Read More is already available. Users have the option to use the new look or revert to the classic look (by clicking on the settings icon and choosing “Use Classic Look“).

For Gmail users, the new look can be enabled by using the “Preview” or “Preview (Dense)” theme from the themes tab in Gmail settings.

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The new looks are a very minimalist design, to match with Google+, featuring plenty of whitespace and simple Google colours.

What do you think of the new design? Will you be rushing to use the new themes? Why or why not?

Source: Gmail Blog

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