Google Books updated

The Google Books website received a new interface this week, and I think it’s going to be a big improvement in usability.

They’re saying that it’s cleaner and more consistent (with other Google sites), and it is. It also uses more white space to separate the various components, but that unfortunately leaves less room for books.

On the other hand,  I’d say that the new design is easier to use on the iPad. The extra does help make it easier to click on just the link I’m aiming at.

BTW, the new design won’t have any effect on mobile visitors; they’re redirected to the mobile site and it hadn’t been changed yet.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Mike Cane30 July, 2011

    I don’t see any great improvement in it.

    And why does your snap say Alex somebody?

    1. Nate Hoffelder30 July, 2011

      That’s one of the other new features in Google. i think you an get your name up there if you fill in your profile.

      1. Mike Cane30 July, 2011

        Yeah, but it’s not YOUR name, is it?

        1. Nate Hoffelder30 July, 2011

          Whoops. It seems I didn’t link to the source.

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