Google is hard at work in their multi-month initiative to improve user experience across the Google Products. Just hours before, here at diTii, we reported about the refreshed Google Places, now Google has announced that begining today, July 21, the U.S. English edition of Google News, has received improvements to the layout and design.
Throughout the site, all the features and functionality are still there, but this updated design is aligned with the new consistent look across other recently updated Google sites like Google.com homepage, Gmail, Maps, Search results pages, Translate, Calendar, Blogger, and Google Places.
"For starters, we've cleaned up the Google News homepage a bit. With fewer visual distractions and less clutter on the page, it should be faster to find the news important to you," Jasson Schrock, User Experience Designer, Google News blog said.
"The editions menu and "Personalize" button at the top should be easier to see. Additionally, the "Personalize" button links to your recently consolidated personalization settings including your preferences for topics and favorite sources."
[Source: Google News]