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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RE[4]: User Engagement
by benytocamela on Wed 18th Sep 2013 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: User Engagement"
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... and then I get my results in a relatively well organized manner, with an unobtrusive sidebar of suggested products I could be interested in which I tend to ignore.

Bing is a bit more cluttered but not too bad either.

But I assume some of you won't be happy until either google or bing take you for a nice steak dinner and show you some good time out and around town before tucking you into bed, after typing a query.

Edited 2013-09-18 16:15 UTC

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