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WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, June 27, 2009
9 years ago11,130 views

When surfing on the Dutch version of Google I saw for the first time a smaller Google logo then normal above the search results and more white space at the sides. A screenshot below with a comparison with Google.com results. Anyone else spotted this before?


websonic.nl/nieuws/062009/imag ...

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

url of the image?

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Did you mean this one?:


google.nl/images/nav_logo6.png

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

yes, i think google just doing the next step for making their logos equal.

Above 4 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Franta H. [PersonRank 6]

9 years ago #

I have the new design too, but I don't like it.

Joh Man X [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

Why do you guys bother.. It's just a redesign.. Google will probably turn it back if people complain and if not, Google Search is mainly used for searching stuff and not for looking at nice paddings/margins.. Thereby, a daily user of Google Search is not too picky or at least doesn't pay that much attention to layout, but to the content they're desperately and foremost quickly trying to find.

Benjamin [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I have it too. Looks a bit odd with the small Google logo. But if you look at the images (nav_logo4.png vs. nav_logo6.png) you see a difference of 1317 bytes in size and the new image has much better positioning of all the icons used for the page (no overlaps at all and still a little room for more).

Ron [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

re: no overlaps at all and still a little room for more

Overlap => overlapped part unusable for background-position => nav_logo4.png was "patched" to add icons without CSS modifications.

Those image maps – the science of art....

parker [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

not me- not seeing the new layout. I think I like it though.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Another change: SearchWiki icons are displayed next to "similar", "cached".


img13.imageshack.us/img13/231/ ...

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

+ Show video



This is a quick video I just made showing the difference.

Justin Sein Lin [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

It has changed for me as well. Actually, I love the new layout better. It brings out the results better to my attention, at least I feel.

Henning [PersonRank 3]

9 years ago #

I also have the new layout – just after I updated to Fx 3.5...

124 [PersonRank 4]

9 years ago #

Big deal

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Thanks James for the demo video

WebSonic.nl [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I'm seeing it now on Google.com

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]Ionut I'm seeing it now too (thx Tony!)

scjm [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

now seeing it for all searches here in California.

Steve [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Unfortunately, changes are BAD! I sent out message to Google, because I'm very angry on padding. Now it's very UNCOMFORTABLE to use search results! Google must to add option either to use bigger padding or to not! Google dissapointed me again... We must unite to complain about this shit!

George ts [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

After staring at the new layout for a few moments i have to say i like it.
It makes results more structured and fixed.
However the "Google" logo isn't that good at that size.
Maybe if they used the "Google-no-shadow-just-colors" logo it would be better..

luis [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I noticed it from the very first moment I used google with new changes

I don't like it, I found it awkward from the very beginning, I'm not accostumed... prolly is better but at first I was kinda confused, lost!

It was good as it was already there

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

I have this new layout too. A little odd looking, but ultimately not much of a difference, especially considering that most of the horizontal space is not used anyway (at least on a widescreen monitor).

Prateek [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

There was no need of such amount of White Space....

Ano [PersonRank 1]

9 years ago #

It feels like being punched with a spike into your eye and turning.

John [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #


bytespot.net/files/mindfuck.pn ...

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Yeah, I don't wanna get used to it. It's gross looking.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

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Robert [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Wow this new design is really uncomfortable to navigate with. Bad move Google.

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

If you don't like it, just start Binging bing.com :-D

Razvan Antonescu [PersonRank 2]

9 years ago #

They also removed the page size in kb attached to each result

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]mbegin: I assume we're all parodying the objections to the YouTube channel redesign.

James [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

It seems to be rolling out to everyone. I don't like it, it's like the page is afraid of the edges of the screen.

Andrew [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

There's too much space on the left. I suspect they were trying to make better use of the gap on the right, but I don't think this is the right way to go about it.

Chris [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Too much white space, now I have to scroll more. I don't like it.

George R [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

I got a SERP with a doodle that obscured part of the search box.

George R [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

It is now July 5. The Google search page is no longer showing the July 4 USA Independence Day doodle, but the SERP is still showing it.

Sam [PersonRank 3]

9 years ago #

Damn (and a thousand other swear words!!!).
I should have realized that its a Google "experiment" ... instead, I freaked out and thought that I had some virus that might be hi-jacking the search results (yeah, seems to be the in thing with viruses / worm – to hijack the search results). I spent the whole day scanning my system with 3 different online virus scanners and, to be on the "safe side" also dumped my free antivirus (the reliable and trustworthy Avira Antivir) for a paid version of nod32 and changed my firewall from ZoneAlarm to Comodo.

Again ... damn you Google!!!!!

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