As you can see in the pic below, the navigation bar is hidden behind the Google logo and expands when you hover over it. This bar was beginning to get uncomfortable for users, as we couldn’t directly click on the links. Also it was time consuming to hover over the logo and locate the links we wished to go to.
Here is the new navigation bar which was seen just a few weeks back. The navigation bar is black and is static. There are direct links placed on the bar to your favorite social features.
If you are still seeing the old hover navigation bar, try clearing cookies and emptying your cache from the browser and restart to see the new bar. Personally i think the black navigation bar is just fine, pure simple and attractive. That’s the way i like it. It seems Google is trying out new features to measure the user experience. Getting valuable feedback from people is a nice way to experiment something new.
The new black bar is compact in its design and sits right at the top of the webpage. Sometimes simple is better. We shouldn’t try to complicate things just so they can look nice.
What do you think of the new Google Navigation Bar? Please share your opinions by making a comment! Thank You.