Reports are coming in of about the Google.com’s new experimental search interface.
The first thing that you would notice on the new interface for Google’s search results pages is that it has a lot of space between the search results.
Huffington Post notices that “the new design looks less cluttered. Rows of text are spaced farther apart and text colors are more muted than previous versions. Compared to the darker, tighter text of the old results pages, the change is pretty stark and will take some getting used to, if Google decides to roll out these changes to all users.”
TechCrunch calls the new interface “ugly” and less useful because “it actually gives you much less information on the screen. This will require users to do more scrolling and paging through results to find what they’re looking for.”
Links are no longer underlined and one of the experiments uses dotted lines to separate results.
Have you noticed Google’s new results pages? If you haven’t, you can check out the difference in the screenshots (below old vs. new). Do you think the change is ugly or an improvement?
Old search results page:
New search results page:
[Source: Huffington Post]