lexipixel - 4:53 am on Jun 29, 2011 (gmt 0) [edited by: Brett_Tabke at 3:19 pm (utc) on Jun 29, 2011]
Google blog post about the redesign---
Starting today, you might begin noticing that things look a little different across Google products. We’re working on a project to bring you a new and improved Google experience, and over the next few months, you’ll continue to see more updates to our look and feel. Even our classic homepage is getting a bit of a makeover: The way people use and experience the web is evolving, and our goal is to give you a more seamless and consistent online experience—one that works no matter which Google product you’re using or what device you’re using it on. The new Google experience that we’ve begun working toward is founded on three key design principles: focus, elasticity and effortlessness.
[edited by: Brett_Tabke at 3:19 pm (utc) on Jun 29, 2011]