Despite its recent foray in the hardware business, Google is first and foremost a company that relies on advertising. And so, in turn, lots of people rely on the company’s own online monetization tool, AdSense, whose website just got a Material Design coat of paint…
People probably don’t use AdSense to feast their eyes on it, but it’s nonetheless nice to see Google’s visual language — which launched over two years ago at this point — take over the entirety of Google-related apps and services. If anything, it’s a testament to consistency, something Google has not historically been known for.
So what changes? Well, for one the website is now much more pleasant to look at, with the anonymous grey replaced by a vibrant and yet sufficiently unobtrusive blue. In the home page, it helps to immediately identify both the “Estimated earnings” card as well as the one containing your balance, while all the other information is relegated to the cards below.
Here’s the one UI change, though: cards can now be “pinned” (much like emails in Inbox, if you will), so to have them at the top of your feed, and you can even rearrange them in the layout you prefer. Google also implemented the Material hamburger menu, which intelligently understands the size of your browser’s window and keeps itself open or closed accordingly.
There are also nice Material Design animations all throughout the website, which obviously help making the overall look and feel infinitely better. As someone who, for a reason or another, constantly checks AdSense, this is indeed a nice change; unfortunately, as of now, it doesn’t look like there’s a manual way to switch over to the revamped website; a prompt will manifest itself, and there is an option to revert back to the old version at will.
Do you use AdSense? Have you received the updated version, and do you like it so far? Let us know.
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