Friday, 7 May 2010

Google Updated

There's a new look Google to ogle, coming to a computer near you soon.
The look and feel of search results have changed thanks to a handful of tweaks - a few major, some minor.
Google says today’s metamorphosis responds to the increasing richness of the web and the increasing power of search — revealing search tools on the left and updating the visual look and feel throughout.
There are apparently some colour changes - although you might have to look hard to spot them.
In true nerd-speak the big G says these 
"changes are slight, keeping our page minimalist and whimsical, but make our overall look more modern."
The big new feature comes down the left hand side of your page of search results.
There is added contextually relevant, left-hand navigation - the new side panel highlights the most relevant search tools and refinements for your query.
The top section of the new left-hand panel builds suggests the most relevant genres of results for your query and lets you seamlessly switch to these different types of results.
Underneath - in a Google Labs powered 'Something Different' section - there's a list of other entities that are related to your query - so you can explore other related topics.
A Google search for Rolling Stones could deliver information in the left-hand toolbar about other classic rock bands from the1960s and 1970s including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and Jimi Hendrix, according to a Google.
Google says: 
"We want to ensure that the Google you use today is better than the one you used yesterday, and these latest changes open up many possibilities for future features and enhancements."
The new look is being rolled out from today across all countries.
The Spring clean isn't going to cause a web sensation - indeed some tech bloggers are already writing that they hate the changes.
But we all need to evolve. Even the giants of the world.


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