It looks cleaner and the text is easier to read
by minimalist - 6/23/08 9:00 PM
In Reply to: It's professional, clean cut...so where's the color/fun? by shawnlin
but it does look like every other web 2.0 page now. Shades of grey, smooth gradients, helvetica text with lots of blank space to set it off, clean borderless fields. The red and grey motif is very safe and designed to appeal to a male 20 something demographic. It might as well be a sports site or an upscale version of Maxim.
It will be easy to read but won't be very distinctive.
If Apple is moving away from their white phase and colorful accents you can be sure everyone else wont be far along. Its all going glossy black, dark gradients and silver now.
Its like design by Darth Vader.