Google has done it earlier also, that’s testing new designs for the classic homepage or the search results pages, but this time a radical change is displayed. The links to Google’s services were detached from the search box and were moved in the top left corner. Because there’s no visible connection between the links and the search box, this move allowed Google to add non-search services: Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs. Now that anyone can get a Gmail account and services like Calendar and Docs & Spreadsheets have matured and reached a wider audience, Google plans to make them even more visible.
Google, Google Homepage, Google Search, New Design