Spot the difference! Google has shed some more weight off its homepage. A brand new minimalistic design has been released for Google search.
It removes many of the main page elements, bringing them to you once you wave your mouse over the page. Many of you might have observed this over the past few weeks, but the feature is now available for the masses. The site does look a lot cleaner on first load, with just the logo and the search field, but I’m sure a lot of users won’t notice the change, hence this post!
Google agrees that this new change involving fade-in does slow the users down, but over a period of time, it increases their efficiency at using the homepage. Google has occasionally used the homepage to promote a few Google related products, most notably Chrome and the Droid. For now, it seems to want to draw all focus to search.
What do you think of the new home page?