Why did gmail take away the checkmark in their checkboxes?
2 Dec 2011 - 12:35pm
2 years ago
I find this to be rather confusing. The first few times I used the new gmail design, I kept clicking on my checkboxes. Rows were highlighting and unhighlighting, but I didn't understand what was happening. Then I noticed that the last one I selected had this litte, tiny 1 pxl border color change around the checkmark itself--I suppose to indicate that this was the last item I had selected.
The checkbox was my biggested affordance for what I had done and a row highlight was a nice secondary one. I feel like this new approach is complete against the mental model of checkboxes. Are they simply trying to transition us to a non-checkbox world?
Anyone have thoughts on this new approach? I am being old school with this one? I really want those checkboxes to be there....