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hexieshehui [PersonRank 0]

Monday, November 5, 2007
12 years ago7,918 views

google.cn/hp?sp=china

Luka [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Looks like Yahoo! homepage...

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

OMG ... when did Google become so .. messy .. Google China is going to far (in my view) .. we'll yet to see how this page works out.

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

What are most of the links on that page for?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I actually like it, more links, same clean effect.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

hp = home page ?
google.cn/ig doesn't work there

pass your mouse over the links on the right, there are animations

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Cool! (The animations, not the home page)

All of them:


google.cn/hp/f/smi5By9snFc/ima ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

A nicer way to look at this page: (For the most of us :P)
translate.google.com/translate ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

BTW,
Take a look at this bizarre image:


google.cn/hp/f/cZLWPuUIUFQ/ima ...

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I can't believe how many external links there are :-o

poster [PersonRank 1]

12 years ago #

it's not my style, but remember that sites like this (with lots of links and ..stuff..) are really popular in asia

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

It wasn't the same look last week!
tech.163.com/07/1103/22/3SDKE0 ...
More like Google Korea home page.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

>> Take a look at this bizarre image:

David, they're just using CSS sprites. A lot of modern websites use this approach to reduce the number of HTTP requests.

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Got it.
Thanks :)

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Slightly off-topic, but Apple also use it on their navigation. I've never tried it yet.


images.apple.com/global/nav/im ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

[Up] blogoscoped.com/forum/113845.h ...

I prefer this homepage than the new one.

And just to make this clear,
What's the difference between Google.cn and google.cn/hp?sp=china ?

Why did Google create this page? (after all, It's not a part of iGoogle)

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

How do Chinese users get to this URL? Google.cn itself still seems to show the old version, and also not offer a link to the alternative version... or is it geo-targeted?

Where did you find this Hexieshehui?

Above 17 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

google.cn/ig(anythinghere) returns different error page than a "normal" 404 page like: google.cn/ieasd/

Keith Chan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

Chinese users might be randomly redirected to the new page, just like other testing pages. But I really don't like the idea of having so many links. Also, swithing between different types of results (web to image) isn't using AJAX, rather, you would be redirected.

   The auto-completion is really really nice though. :)

Kuntal Shukla [PersonRank 0]

12 years ago #

What is it ???
when Google will launch a similar animated one for India ..??
   Cheers,
Kuntal
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Freiddie [PersonRank 7]

12 years ago #

This is something that Chinese websites like sohu.com can learn from. Their is simply atrocious, and filled with so many irrelevant ads scattered like flies in a diner. This is what they should become, with better arranged ads (no pop-ups or pop-unders or floating balloons).

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I think many people are thinking from a US point of view. Chinese ppl seem to like cool effects and shiny stuff.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

I don't get it. Baidu is the leader in China and it has a very clean and Googley homepage (baidu.com). Why would Google's new homepage give better results?

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

^^^
Check out web.archive.org/web/2001030818 ...
web.archive.org/web/2002033105 ...
web.archive.org/web/2002072717 ... kinda googley

Looking at the wayback machine, it gets nicer and nicer as times go on...(BTW it blogoscopeds logo modelled after TWB Machines?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

12 years ago #

> it blogoscopeds logo modelled after TWB Machines?

That's coincidental, I guess the simpler the logo the more likely it looks like other logos... I won't claim that I've invented this style :) The font is Slack Casual btw.

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