Google added a themes feature today to their Gmail (Beta – whats that about huh?) service.
Well. I don’t like it just because it confused the hell out of me when I signed in to my account. Now, it’s not that I’m resistent to change by any measure… and definitely not design changes as most people who work with me will know.
It just seems however that when a company like Google – who were never big on flashy aesthetics – go to great lengths to introduce themes and skins to their products (iGoogle was first I think) perhaps they’re running out of useful features and practical stuff to add to their products.
Personally I would have preferred a new settings tab that allows me to remove some of the stuff in Gmail rather than add more clutter!
Is Google Reader next…
[Update: The pebbles theme is sweet though :-)]