Google Goes Gray With New Design Test

Jun 20, 2011 • 8:23 am | comments (10) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Google Search Engine
 

Google Grey DesignOver the weekend Google began testing a new design for the search results. A nice number of people are seeing the new design test, although I am not.

R Edward @ rocknrolla.com emailed me screen shots over the weekend of the design. Here is a picture of the search results page:

Google Gray Search Results

I should note, on this test, the Google home page is missing the search button and the I'm feeling lucky button.

Here is a video of someone using the new design:

So far, most people I know do not like the grayed out version of Google.

Forum discussion at Google Blogoscoped Forums and WebmasterWorld.

Update: It is now official, more details at over here.

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Comments:

tony brush

06/21/2011 11:33 am

Google needs redesign as all of us...  it is fair we get tired same google interface  we all ready redesign our website twice a year www.novalisterra.gr twitter.com/vourtsis

Guest

06/28/2011 07:54 am

I agree with you, a redesign that improves the usability and aesthetics is always welcomed!

JANET

06/28/2011 03:02 pm

GOOGLE SERACH SUX ANEHOW TRY ASK JEEVSES ITS GREATEST

Matthew Knows

06/28/2011 03:09 pm

AGREEED GOOGLE TOO OVERRATED

Fieldo

06/28/2011 03:29 pm

CAPS LOCK IS OVERRATED!!!!!

Ry_j_7

06/28/2011 11:59 pm

Just like to say i really like the black bar design. It finishes the top of the page very well. I like the contrast between the black and white. It has a mobile phone interface feel. Keep it up. 

Ry_j_7

06/29/2011 12:00 am

Just like to say i really like the black bar design. It finishes the top of the page very well. I like the contrast between the black and white. It has a mobile phone interface feel. Keep it up. 

get rid of the black bar

06/29/2011 10:30 am

Dumbest move ever, join the club: http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Web+Search/thread?tid=6b698ff5a134894f&hl=en

smitty

06/30/2011 01:41 pm

Hey, the layout for Google June 30, 2011 is super clean.  I LOVE IT!  As for the black bar, it confused and annoyed me a little at first, but it's beginning to grow on me.   Also, I got to thinking, everything I get from Google that I truly value--email, online docs, instant searches--it's all FREE for me.  Why should I crab about something as trivial as a small black bar on the top of the page? It''s not as if they plastered images and ads all over the page like some sites do.  (Of course, an option button somewhere to select from various color schemes might be nice too.)  Anyway, hang in there Google. I still think you're one of the coolest companies on the planet in every sense of the word....

Guest

06/30/2011 06:56 pm

Don't like it.

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