Topic: Google rolls out redesigned search results page
Google is changing its search results pages as it rolls out one of its most significant redesigns in years.
Google search result pages will be more colourful as Google formally introduces a redesign it has been testing for several years. The web giant has been actively testing the design with users for several months, and testing for this particular revision dates back even further, said John Wiley, senior user experience designer for Google. The changes will appear on a rolling basis to most users over the course of Wednesday, Wiley said, but could take longer for some users of Google search in languages other than English.
With the new look, Google is emphasising the menu of search options that had previously been hidden on the left-side rail of the search results pages. First unveiled in May 2009, search options required a searcher to click on a 'show options' link at the top of the page. Now they will be permanently affixed to the left rail, and Google will surface different search options based on whether they are relevant to the query, Wiley said.
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