A user interface element should not look like a rendering glitch

Look at the image below and see what you think of the small blue bar above Gmail. It looked like a rendering glitch until I realized that it was meant to indicate that Gmail was the current application and not any of the others linked to in the link bar. Bad design.

Gmail link bar

Youtube error message

Just thought this was worth capturing. Not too many companies the size of Google would allow something like this.

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