I’m no fan of Google+ but the new look they’ve just rolled out for pages is infinitely superior. In fact, it’s quite attractive – this is what Weird Island’s Google+ Page now looks like.
The obvious things that leaps out is the Facebook-like logo/strap treatment. Actually, I think it’s better than the Facebook layout in that regard, as Facebook’s banner images are just too damn big and unwieldy and your actual profile image too small and pokey, so hats off to the G+ designers for this.
It’s interesting to note how quickly the look has evolved. Following the ground-up reskinning of Google’s Products last year, I feared that Google was making a mis-step in aiming for the corporate vibe. This redesign of Google+ suggests that they’re actually thinking harder about how to beat Facebook than I gave them credit for.