Internet search giant, Google, is heard to be testing a new iGoogle homepage design amongst a limited number of users. It’s been quite sometime since we heard on updates related to iGoogle. Apart from implementing themes over the homepage which Google release from time to time, no major update or a complete re-design has been administered to iGoogle itself.
Test apart, the upcoming redesign blends in a cleaner look of the gadgets. Currently, each gadget occupies its own personal space which now would no longer be represented individually. Google wants to update the homepage in order to deliver a more natural look. Individual gadgets would be eliminated, now delivered in separated lines.
Furthermore, the gadget controls are now presented in a hidden form by default and would only start to appear when you hover over one. Apart from separated lines, each gadget would be represented by a small icon next to its name. There might be much more to come but since no word on changes or any update related to iGoogle is announced, we might need to stay a little bit patient.
This is a common behavior which Google generally rolls out. Testing is done amongst a limited number of users, apart from being tested by Google’s 23,000 employees.