Google recently redesigned the Google Apps homepage. While it certainly was (sort-of) a good step in the right direction, I must say that whenever I look at their design work it just looks like it was slapped together last minute.
They started off well with the nice drop shadows on the headings, but then completely lost it in the details. Their icon work in general lacks polish and the button stating “Begin Free Trial” lacks both a hover state and corners that are anti-aliased properly. The page layout is simple enough, but I just wish they could hire someone who actually has the capability of making buttons that just state “I’m a gorgeous, sophisticated, well developed button, click me.” I guess this is yet a continuation of what you get when you have engineering decisions driving design decisions.
In this day and age with the plethora of incredible Photoshop tutorials on creating polished button interactions this type of mistake demonstrates a sheer lack of attention to detail.