via Docs Blog by Google Docs on 10/3/11
Starting today, we’re rolling out the new design for Google Docs and Sites to everyone.
We began rolling out these improvements in early August with the documents list and have since upgraded our entire collaboration suite. You may have noticed that our new look matches other recent Google visual updates, which aim to bring a consistent, improved experience across our products.
Your content is what’s important, and we aim to highlight it with this new design. You’ll see clean menus and toolbars, prominent action buttons, and colorful presence that pops when you’re editing with others.
To people who opted-in to try the new look — thank you. Based on your feedback, here are some of the improvements we made:
We hope you enjoy this refreshed experience.
Posted by: Vance Vagell, User Interface Software Engineer