Just after finishing my last post of the day June 29th, I noticed the user interface change on the google.com search results pages, but avoided to post about it, as was quite tired after 13 hours of working.
Goole recently announced many months latest in-design refresh update across Google Products -- this UI update not only introduced changes on Google's homepage, but also on the search results pages. Google uses a new color scheme for the sidebar, adds grayscale icons next to the specialized search engines, replaces the standard search button with a label-less blue button, uses a smaller Google logo and adds a gray background color to the header.
Google says it has "muted the color of the tools and reserved the use of bolder colors to highlight key action buttons, tools and filters". Unfortunately, the change made the sidebar icons less useful and the search box too prominent. The new header could pave the way to a search results page that uses "infinite scrolling" instead of pagination.
Here's the new interface:
vs. the old interface: