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5/5/10
Original Poster
Jaime

Google gets a new look

Hi all,

Many of you have noticed the new Google Search design that's rolling out today (if you don't see it just yet, please check back soon). We're excited for everyone to try out the next evolution of Google Search, and we have a few resources to help you learn more about the latest updates:

Official Google Blog post

Help Center:

Video


Happy searching!
- Jaime

2010-05-05
Oops, the links in my post didn't show up... but they're posted in my follow up and Thomas P.'s reply below (replies #1 & #3).
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Thomas P. - Top Contributor
5/5/10
Thomas P. - Top Contributor
The Official Google Blog posts from today are referenced below.

If you prefer a more minimalistic presentation, - you can always use the Google Mobile WebSearch interface. Yes, you can use the Google Mobile interface from your regular browser, you don't need a cell phone or a PDA.

Google WebSearch Mobile: http://www.google.com/m
 
 

Pam2u4u
5/5/10
Pam2u4u
I like the new layout why is everyone complaining?
5/5/10
Original Poster
Jaime
Oops looks like the links in my original post disappeared. Thanks to Thomas P. for posting the blog posts. Adding the other references...

Google user
5/5/10
Google user
Thomas P., thanks for the tip.  I absolutely hate the redesign.  If I wanted clutter, I'd use Yahoo! or some other search engine.

The problem is, when I use the search box in Firefox, I still get results in the new layout.  Is there any way to "fix" that?  Thanks again.
deathduck
5/6/10
deathduck
Wow I can't stand this new search results page.  I thought google was broken or I was hacked, I was thinking how much this sucked and how I can't wait until it's over.  But then I research it and what do I find?  The people at google, whom I've had great faith in, are the ones responsible!!  Please hurry and make an option that allows 'classic view'.  I'm shocked that the google team would think that this is better than before, infact I'm so worried about your decision making that I'm going to sell a lot of stock.
ekpollard
5/6/10
ekpollard
Please tell us how to change it into "classic view" or something. People are going to be having a very hard time with this-- giving the main page, the very first page, a "new look" is more than just a re-design. When you have something that many people look at over and over and OVER again, it's changing the way you're asking them to think... and that's not great. Not great at all.

On behalf of all the people who use Google, please give the option of looking at the format in the old way.


ekpollard
5/6/10
ekpollard
Because, might I add, people expect contextual/clarifying links to be on the RIGHT side. the RIGHT SIDE. That's where AdWords go... that's where all that goes. The left side is a bad idea! And the worst thing is, you can't close it! You guys are incredibly sophisticated. Add a little 'x' so you can eliminate the clutter from the page.
MetaEd
5/6/10
MetaEd
The Google Mobile interface (http://www.google.com/m), recommended above as a light alternative to the new search page, displays a very prominent pink banner at the top containing the error message:

"This page contains the following errors:

error on line 3 at column 2344: Entity 'nbsp' not defined

Below is a rendering of the page up to the first error."

This is true in Google Chrome and I have not tried to reproduce in other browsers.
crashd
5/6/10
crashd
I don't really have a problem with the new layout. I'm sure I'll get used to it, and even grow to like it. My only complaint is that the sidebar goes away for certain views like Shopping, Maps, and Images. It kind of "breaks" user expectations, you know? Like, if I wanted to flip from one view to another, I'd think I could keep my cursor on the left side of the screen because the sidebar remains for News, etc... but then it goes away for others, and I'd be confused.

I just think if those views will not have a left sidebar, maybe they should be separated from those that do.
hank123
5/6/10
hank123
Hate it. Maybe some people like it, but I used the old google as much for the search results as the way it displayed them. Pls come out with a classic view or i'll be looking else where. The search results page was annoying the first time it pop'd up looking different and the more I use it the more i'm mad there is no option to unchange.

I won't be using any mobile minimalist view either.
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DorothyFadiman
12/8/11
DorothyFadiman
Jaime,
 hope you are considering the possibility of giving your loyal fan base
of users the option of using the "classic" Google. That move, to listen
to us and restore the "option" of classic, would be a brilliant response 
to these many threads of complaints (as this one approaches 1,000)
I would like NOT to have to switch away from Google to another provider.
Many of us are preparing to switch (or have done so) if we are simply forced into
the "new look" (new search, new gmail, new docs, new reader, etc.)
Thank you.
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