Friday, August 22, 2014

Google Chrome Translucent Yosemite OS X Theme Concept

As you may know, Apple is preparing an all new redesign in OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The updated operating system will feature more brighter gradient colors. One other feature set to come in Yosemite is translucency - similar to the one already seen in iOS 7.

Safari in Yosemite will feature a slim-down interface with a translucent navigation bar that blurs colors of the webpage as you're scrolling. It looks really cool! However, I'm still not a big fan of Safari on the Mac and prefer Google's Chrome.

I thought it'd be really cool for Google to update their popular web browser with a bit of a new interface - and hoped that they adopt a similar look to match the Yosemite style.

At the moment Google Chrome's Beta doesn't have any big U.I. changes for Yosemite, so I though I'd make a few quick concepts of what I think Google should change.

Basically the only changes that I added was a translucent top bar that lets the colors from the webpage seep through, and a bit of a lighten navigation bar. I think these changes would make Chrome look really awesome - and fit right in to OS X 10.10 Yosemite.

What do you think? Let me know in the comments! Share if you think the concept looks cool!

------------------------- Update December 13th 2014:

Created a new concept image for what I think a Yosemite Google Chrome theme would/ should look like. This theme is more 'flat' and basic. It uses a white navigation bar with the standard Mac Yosemite gray gradient. Also includes the transparent / translucent tab bar - like in Safari and other Yosemite windows. The URL bar also lets a little bit of color from the page through.

Share this page if you like the theme concept!


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    1. Not sure if Google has any plans to add any translucency to Google Chrome on Mac. So... you'd need to convince the people who work on the Chromium project:

  3. Want this! Have been peeking around all day hoping to find something like this...

  4. Google should really do something like this for Chrome. At the moment, Chrome doesn't look that great in OS X Yosemite.

  5. I don't like using Safari, but in Yosemite, it looks cooler than Google Chrome. :(


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