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Google Chrome Concept - Material Redesign by dAKirby309 Google Chrome Concept - Material Redesign by dAKirby309
■ I think it's time for a modern redesign of Chrome. The UI style has hardly changed for years and what better time to remake it than now?

■ In this concept, I stuck with the 'Material' design philosophy that Google is implementing and this is my interpretation of how I think it should look.

■ It's not super "Material-y" and conceptual because too much of a change from the current design/layout is sure to confuse many users. So this is a mix of the old layout along with the modern Material design.

■ What do you think, and do you think that Google should redesign their browser UI yet?

:bulletred: Wallpaper used: DaKoder's Dark Material Design Wallpaper fav.me/d8fjqzu

:bulletred: Typeface used: Roboto by Google

■ I am also considering working on a TRUE Material concept alternative when I get some time for it. The alternative design would be much more conceptual and would incorporate the Material design even further (floating action buttons, etc.).
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IronManMark20 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll be happy to know a similar design is out on Canary. www.omgchrome.com/google-chrom…
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
A material design is also present on iPad too. Looking forward to the visual revamp when it's ready. :)
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JSFeliciano Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Love Chrome and can't see myself using Microsoft's Edge browser without extensions, so I can't wait for Google to update Chrome with a material design. Looks good Michael!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I only use Edge occasionally to watch videos because YouTube plays incredibly smoothly on there for me. And to do research. I prefer Chrome and Firefox for sure for everything else.

One reason I switched to Firefox as my main browser lately was, aside from annoying performance on YouTube videos, was because I was getting sick of Chrome's current design. It's starting to show its age and I can't wait for a refreshed UI. Glad you like the concept!
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Rahilu14 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
AWESOME! You should send this to Google!
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chrisquim Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015
Nice concept!, have you tried to send it as feedback to Google Chromes feedback and suggestion portals? maybe they would hear and love it too.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Nah, that wouldn't make a difference because they are already working on a Material design for Windows and Mac's Chrome. :) Plus I found out after I made this concept that the design is actually very similar to my design.
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Rahilu14 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015
Wait, wait, wait, wait, what? I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS! :D
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Orphydian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
what do you think about the new logo?
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I find the new Google logo sort of plain.  I like the idea but I felt the execution could have been better. Idk, the letters seem to thick and simple, might just be me though. They just changed their logo a couple years ago and I thought they were going to sick with that one for a while. I didn't love it, didn't hate it, just thought it was 'okay'. It's nice but I'd probably rate it a 5/10 personally.
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Tecior Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Love it :D
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :D
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Tecior Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Np :D
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ShadowCrosserX Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist
Nice work! I love the makeover you gave Chrome.

By the way, what program utility(s) did you use to modify(or apply your modded browser design) to the Chrome browser? I've been searching for decades now in trying to locate one online. I've already got all the resources such as the icons, animation GIFs, and other design elements. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Actually, what you see in this picture was made entirely out of objects and icons, etc. designed by me (some closely modeled after Chrome's Material icons). Unfortunately, this isn't real, just a picture. :( I used Adobe Illustrator to make it.

However, if you want a real makeover for your browser, you can't do so on Chrome as far as I know (which sucks). But you can do so on Firefox by using extensions like Stylish (and userstyles.org), and some 3rd party themes. With those, you are able to make your browser look pretty much any way you want it as long as you know what you're doing. :P
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ShadowCrosserX Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Hobbyist
Oh okay, thanks! The picture still looks very nice in my opinion. :) (Smile) 

I just wish Google would allow the same modification privileges that Firefox allows for their browser. I recently tried a very outdated browser modification program called Chromium Themer(Not officially by Chromium), and when I spent a good 2-3 days recreating all of the icons for my would be theme, I ran into tons of problems. Turns out, Google doesn't allow such types of modifications like icon and tab appearance altering. :(
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks. :) Yeah, it sucks Chrome is so limiting. I wish there could be a perfect mesh of good things about Chrome and good things about Firefox in a single browser. Each one has their pros and cons.
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RDSyafriyar2000 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015
I hope Google should use the Material Design on its Chrome updates then.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
They'll update the UI on Mac and PC eventually. iPad already has a mostly material design, and Chrome OS is starting to get it.
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trag3dy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
I like it except for the url bar. I feel if it just had a simple bar around it like the search just below it then it would look better.

All my opinion of course but it's still better looking than the current chrome. 

I also hope that Chrome gets a material design remake. They've already started converting some parts of the browser so there is hope.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
"I feel if it just had a simple bar around it like the search just below it then it would look better."

I am not sure what you mean by this^

Also, someone commented on this concept yesterday saying that my concept looks almost exactly like the new Material design for Chrome on their iPad, and apparently they are correct: venturebeat.com/wp-content/upl… so it seems my concept isn't too off from the design Google will probably be eventually implementing on all platforms.
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trag3dy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
The drop shadow around the url bar is what I'm talking about. It looks nice but I feel it complicates the UI a little bit.
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Black624 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
wait i just noticed the bookmarks bar is missing you should add that in 
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
I'm considering making a full and TRUE Material concept (with floating action buttons and other Material features) when I get some time and more ideas to do it. :)
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Black624 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Student Interface Designer
i really like this concept someone needs to send this to the chrome team the current UI is starting to show its age
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah the current UI is showing its age BUT it seems that the UI is getting a Material revamp on iPad (almost exactly like my concept but I didn't find out about the way iPad's Chrome app looks like until after I made this concept) and a few hints of it on Chrome OS. So I don't think I need to send this to the Chrome team, seems they know what they're doing :P
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DevianTN7k1 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Looks MD-inspired, I don't know about the color of the window though.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
What's MD?
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DevianTN7k1 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Material Design.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Ah, right. Well the color of the window is to accomodate Windows' titlebar style that would match the accent color of the background. The color would be any color you'd want, as it is in Windows already.
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kok0roki Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015
i like it bro
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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spacer114 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would be a perfect look for Chrome on Win10. I just wish it would work properly on Win10 in first place. For me it takes forever just for it to boot up compared to Edge.
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trag3dy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015
Have you tried the beta or developer builds? I've had no real issues with Chrome on 10 using the latest betas.
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spacer114 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't, but I'll look into it.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Chrome still has some compatibility issues to work out for Windows 10. Chrome works better for me now than it did a couple weeks ago. It only takes about one or two seconds (sometimes half a second) to open for me though.
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wwsalmon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Illuvluvit

Amazing man! The Chrome ui is outdated, even the folks on the Chrome team agree, and this is one of the best redesign concepts I've seen so far. Amazing! :D
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 14, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks, really glad you like the concept! :) I wasn't sure about how well I could capture the essence of the Material design, hopefully I did it well.

And yes, the UI NEEDS to be updated. I'm sick of the current look, it's starting to look pretty ugly to me lol. Also, Chrome devs. have been wanting to update the desktop Chrome UI for many months. Hopefully they get to it soon!
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WolfHeroEX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. The left/right/bottom border sections are almost invisible, leaving the focus on the site itself.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Glad you like it. Going into the concept design, I wasn't sure how well I would capture the essence of Material as it was my first Material concept, hopefully I executed it well.
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