Friday, August 19, 2011

News: Google tests for a new cleaner interface for search results

We’ve already discussed that Google has started testing a variation of the search interface. This experimental interface removes all the icons from the sidebar and the icons for Google +1 and Instant Preview will be displayed next to the results. If you hover the mouse over a search result, Google will show you a bigger Instant Preview icon on a vertical bar. If you hover the mouse over the bar, you can see a larger screenshot of the page and the links to the cached page with other similar pages and Google +1 button.

The Google’s header and the search options sidebar will be sticky just like the previous variation of the experiment. This is to make you see them even if you scroll down. We can say it is the perfect interface for implementing infinite scrolling which is also tested in a separate experiment. Look at the screenshots provided in this article.

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