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New SERP design

James [PersonRank 0]

Monday, April 19, 2010
9 years ago2,705 views

Google's trying out a new SERP, it's very Bing like:


trs80.ucc.asn.au/google-curry- ...



Also note the more saturated logo

jeremy [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Can someone share the PREFID cookie value to enable this view (if possible)?

James [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

PREF=ID=2b7eba2678a743e4:U=
0fa46b25e76a477b:LD=en:NR=10:
TM=1266730314:LM=1268647281:
S=kCAI2B6e8Na4Uu4l

Note this is for google.com.au.

[added line breaks to prevent forum issue]

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

James, you NEED to break up overlong strings, urls, etc
into smaller chunks, as the BGF robot can not gracefully
cope with such – which then set the column width for all
content in the forum. Ie.

PREF=ID=2b7eba2678a743e4:
U=0fa46b25e76a477b:
LD=en:
NR=10:
TM=1266730314:
LM=1268647281:
S=kCAI2B6e8Na4Uu4l

Also, since you apparently are "in the know" about this
and other SERP, explain in some words how this new
version differs vs. current/ earlier one and why is this
significant?

James [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

ianf: I'm not in the know, I'm just some random who it's being tested on and reads Blogoscoped. I recalled seeing an earlier version (which I've just searched for and found at blogoscoped.com/forum/163640-f ...) and thought people might be interested in seeing how it's evolved.

As for breaking up long strings, quirksmode.org/oddsandends/wbr ... has several solutions. If the forum supported HTML I'd add them myself, but since it's supposed to format automatically it should do it.

James [PersonRank 0]

9 years ago #

Some more links: searchengineland.com/new-googl ...

The sprite is up to version 11:


google.com.au/images/srpr/nav_ ...

and 8-10 are still available too.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

that is old

ianf [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

[put at-character here]James: "As for breaking up long strings, quirksmode.org/oddsandends/wbr ... has several solutions. If the forum supported HTML I'd add them myself, but since it's supposed to format automatically it should do it."

So, effectively you're asking me, and whoever else for whose default browser this might be a problem, to switch browsers so that you personally won't have to care, not even slightly change your posting ways by adapting to KNOWN BGF's formatting oddities? Nice egocentric point-of-view.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

9 years ago #

Guys, I'll fix the long lines issue, it's definitely my responsibility as forum software maintainer and you shouldn't have to worry about it (in the future :)).

This thread is locked as it's old... but you can create a new thread in the forum. 

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