Thursday, August 28
iGoogle screen shots
Justin asked about screen shots. The first one is the left column in a closed position. It is essentially the tabs from the top moved to the side.
The second picture shows a tab in an expanded position. The idea is that you click on the link and the gadget opens up as a whole page. It's a bit redundant to what is already on the iGoogle page. It doesn't really add any value.
I like functioning with 3 columns but the extra column on the side takes up real estate -- making 4 columns. I could switch to a two column mode but that makes for a long page down.
The other issue with the experimental system is that it alters each gadget on the page in the normal mode. You used to be able to do a mouse-over the headlines to read a summary. But now all of the summaries show up in the gadget itself -- adding to the textual clutter. It's no longer Google-clean.
I'm sure that many people will like using the left column feature. I'm just not one of them and would like the option of turning it off -- and returning things to the way I had them -- the way that fits with how my brain functions.