Frustrations with Google Chrome
I love Google Chrome. When it first came out I thought what better than a browser made by the dominant force of the web? It truly was as incredible as I imagined. And so far it has only got better, harboring the future of the web as the dominant system. But so far there have been a few frustrations. Mostly, the lack of guidelines and consistent approach to design and user experience.
Google Chrome’s extensions and apps all have icons with different sizes. Facebook’s is humongous, my custom Twitter looks way odd next to it. Even official icons like Springpad’s and Calculator’s, all together they seem rather disparate and unpleseant to the eyes. Also the extensions, which are rather garish looking with faux-3d elements, indulge in inconsistent behavior, and even when they are like iOS mini icons, they suffer from the same problem as the app icons.
I love Chrome, but this bothers me to no end.