Anita Li | mashable
Google has redesigned its search results pages, shifting its toolbar from the side to the top of the screen. The bar lets users search under different categories, including “Web,” “Images,” “Maps,” “News” and more.
“With the new design, there’s a bit more breathing room, and more focus on the answers you’re looking for, whether from web results or from a feature like the Knowledge Graph,” the search engine said Tuesday in a blog post.
The goal, it explained, was to create a “simpler, cleaner” interface, and to create a “consistent search experience” across many devices and screen sizes. Google already debuted a consistent layout for tablets and mobile phones, and is now rolling it out for desktop.
Advanced tools also remain at users’ disposal, and can be accessed via the “Search tools” button.
The revamped search pages, which were rolled out to a minority of users over the course of the last couple of months, are now going out to all Google.com users in the U.S. Google said it wants to make them available for users in other languages and regions “as soon as we can.”