It’s funny how the rest of the world moved on in design terms, but Google has stayed very much the same. There’s a good reason for it of course: they built their success on a simple, clutter-free user experience and it would be madness to change that. So, while they’ve tweaked a few things over the years, filled out and shaded the logo as styles changed, before reverting to a flat style in line with recent trends, they’ve kept it subtle.
Which is why I didn’t notice at first, that they no longer underline their links.
And then I noticed we’d all stopped doing it. OK.