Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Sep 2013 23:12 UTC

With this release we've created a modern experience - one that is faster, cleaner and more visually appealing. We believe that search can be beautiful as well as functional and efficient. With that as our goal, we evaluated fonts, spacing, color, visual scan patterns, the search box and even the underlying code.

My problem with this and recent moves by Google: when I do a regular search, I do not want my search results to be spammed by news, picture, and video results. Bing seems to follow in Google's footsteps by adding irrelevant crap to search results for the sake of looking cool, but at the cost of usability.

I mean, check this screenshot. How much of the page is reserved for actual search results, and not pictures, info boxes, news items, and god knows what else?

Exactly: none.

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Unlucky Screenshot
by RobG on Wed 18th Sep 2013 13:10 UTC
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Funny, when I do exactly the same search (which I wouldn't normally) I a couple screen's worth of search results on the first page. Successive pages almost entirely search results.

Maybe the problem is searching on a tablet or device without sufficient screen resolution to show more than the top few results.

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