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June 20, 2012

A New Experimental Interface for Google Search

Google tests a new search interface that replaces the left sidebar with a horizontal menu. Search tools are hidden by default, just like in the existing interface. It's interesting to notice that the experimental UI is inspired by the tablet UI.

The list of specialized search engines is placed below the search box, so it's likely that more people will notice it.


{ via Techno-Net }

16 comments:

  1. oh boy. this looks so freaking complicated to use the search tools. way too many clicks required to get access to those options. they really need to make use of the widescreen displays that we all have these days. what is the point of having dropdowns when you have all that space already?

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  2. Yay, I like the clean look.

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  3. Yay, I like the clean look.

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  4. I usually like all things Google, but.....notice the empty left sidebar.
    Is it just me, or could this be a place for more advertisement ?

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  5. Google seems to make room on the left to add the vertical, grey Google Bar already present in Google+.
    As you can customize this via Drag & Drop it'll be a great replacement for the black Google Bar at the top.

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  6. I have issues with the use of vertical space. This might be useful for tablets, but a real space waster for laptops. Perhaps they will offer two layouts, depending on orientation?

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  7. Still feels like there is a lot of duplication between the black bar at the top and the search refinement tools.

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  8. I like the new look. Where are you viewing the test interface from?

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  9. Seriously? Why adding more whitespace to get less informations we all want to see? This will never be released - hopefully

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  10. It should be tested before every day usage. It's not clear if it will be better than nowadays one.

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  11. How can we get this layout. Normally you provide a way.

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  12. i think, all-time Google ui interface is/must simple & cleaner, most of the people like powerful results delivered by its unique algorithms. new design does't required.

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