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Google and eBay Redesigns | February 2, 2006

Fucking brilliant. Andy Rutledge, a Texas-based graphics designer, has redesigned the frontpages of both Google and eBay with the goal of optimizing their usability and aestethics.

It’s quite staggering how much, much better they both turn out after he’s worked his magic. Easy to navigate, uncluttered, well-structured, marketing-friendly, intuitive, attractive, relevant – they’re better in every imaginable way.

Even though the results are fantastic, the changes are quite simple; he’s shuffled some parts around, taken some bits out, added a bit of much-needed logic to placement and structure and rehauled the graphics.

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2 Comments »

  1. […] From Schadenfreude: Andy Rutledge, a Texas-based graphics designer, has redesigned the frontpages of both Google and eBay with the goal of optimizing their usability and aestethics. […]

    Pingback by Google & eBay vs Web2.0zilla at tossr — February 3, 2006 @ 1:13 am

  2. The google one is horrid.
    Has he even *thought* about the bandwidth?
    The personalized home and sign in links cost several thousand dollars a day. Those really nice gradients would cost about the same size mansion a week.

    Comment by Alex — February 7, 2006 @ 7:54 pm


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