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Google Base has new homepage layout

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, September 20, 2006
14 years ago3,110 views

Google released a new homepage design for Google Base. This is currently available on the US version and will be available soon in the UK and Germany.

googlebase.blogspot.com/2006/0 ...

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

wow..looks cool!!
old layout:


googlebase.blogspot.com/upload ...



new layout:


googlebase.blogspot.com/upload ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Looks better to me.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Yeah, light blue boxes are more "in fashion" than yellow boxes.

But does the new design work better without a search box? Or even a "Search" link?

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

The best part of the new design is the slogan – "Post it on Base. Find it on Google" – because that sums the service up really well (something i've found hard to understand for a while).

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Right. The search box must be put back. This is weird, especially for Google.

Mambo [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Wow, you're right. That is ... odd.

jilm [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Why? Who would use Google Base for searching? That not the purpose of the service. Google Base is not an interface for users and now it´s clearly sure for visitors. Do you have something to add? Come on and take a look which kind of content here already is. You are just browsing? Go away a try Google.com.

Roger Browne [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

So there's a real tension between the idea of "Post it on Base. Find it on Google" (which explains why the search box is gone from the front page), and the idea that we might find it useful to search structured data.

For example, I can search Base for compiler jobs sorted by most recent post date and within a chosen distance of my location.
base.google.com/base/search?a_ ...

I can't find an easy way to do that with Google Search.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

Never liked that yellow box. Looks more "Googly" now. Bring back the search!
All the rest of Base is the same still isn't it?

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

you can still search GBase by clicking *[put at-character here]Gmail.com's items the using the search box there. It would be a lot easier if they'd left it on the homepage.

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

This site was just added to the robots.txt recently: google.com/base/search

It's still weird that there's no search box on the main page though.

Jens Minor [PersonRank 3]

14 years ago #

I want the Search Box back. Without this Box its not a Google-Page, searching is Googles Business...

Elsewhere I like the new design, hope that the design from the articles will change soon too.

Randy J. [PersonRank 1]

14 years ago #

[ Moved from Google Base redesigned – Ionut]

Randy J.:

The Google Base main page has been redesigned. Check it out: base.google.com/

Also, I think it's about time to ask: Is anyone using this thing? What do you use it for?

David Hetfield:

thats olddd!!

Mrrix32:

hehe. In the world of Google 3 days is old!

David Hetfield:

lol..
youre right :)
~and some words added for the spam filter~

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