Archive for June, 2011
After a lot of will they won’t they, Google have finally rolled out their new look user interface.
So what has changed?
There are some colour changes to the layout. The black bar across the top is the most noticeable, with a change of font and positioning the other. left hand navigation for instance is now lo longer justified left with the search options carrying logos, and the user details etc below it indented in, and in a different font and colour.
Looks like google are trying to make people aware of the Geo location option, which previously was not known. (personally I still believe they should have a large YOUR LOCATION chunk of text if they are to improve this integration of local data serving. This is a fantastic service, but it relies on the automatic detection of location, and or the user overriding this. Read the rest of this entry »
It seems that Google are again testing a new look page payout, and not everyone likes it. The look to me appears pretty Bingy (is that a word?) Google have alread pinched some Binginess (there I go with that word again) when they added the page preview a month or two ago. but is seems that the Google Bods have listened to the masses who have complained about it gewtting too cluttered. Here are some images posted by techcrunch recently
As you can see, if a site has sitelinks it is really and I mean REALLY dominant, I think that sitelinks will now become a real click catcher, if this is what Google roll out.
Compare the above to the current layout and formatting as seen below, and you can see just how much cleaner and usable the new layout is. Will it work? Will it be the final layout and formatting? Only tests will tell, and Google appear to be testing this currently.