Google might be in the midst of their spring cleaning exercise (which also saw Google Reader being discontinued this coming July 1st, of course), and they are also testing out a new design across the range of its websites, which will see the removal of the black navigation bar located at the top. This particular change comes after a separate test in which Google actually replaced the navigation bar with a menu that is not too different from the one found in Chrome OS.
Replacing the well loved navigation with another one is fine with us, and would also sit well with many others, but where is the logic behind the complete removal of a navigation bar? It is not as though the navigation bar is so offensive dog poo on your shoe’s sole, and right now, said navigation bar that performed a disappearing act is the only element which links its different Web services together. Reports do point to a similar design being implemented across the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Let us hope that this is not a permanent thing, as Google attempts not to throw the proverbial baby out with the bathwater.