Yesterday, Google revealed their completely new and redesigned homepage with better fonts, better logo, and a revamped interface. The new design was welcomed and cherished by a lot of users including Google fan-boys.
According to Jon Wiley, Google is still working on its design and plans to experiment with some other great design prototypes on its page. They tweaked the design a lot and some of the other designs which they tried were –
Yahoo’s “It’s You” Ad campaign is now targeting Google. The new Yahoo $85 million Ad is a clear attack on Google. According to Yahoo’s CEO, Google needs to diversify. Whereas Yahoo has everything you’d ever need.
After months of testing, Google plans to officially release a re-designed home page. The Google Logo is re-designed to give out a better glowing look with larger fonts and better graphics. The Search bar has been taken for a ride too and looks very plain and neat.
The results and the ads look the same but the results page has got a sidebar to the left allowing you to improve your search. The left sidebar has a drop down menu which lets you jump from Web Search to Images, News etc efficiently. Images, Videos, Blogs and every other Google Service mentioned in the sidebar now has a new icon to the left of the text.
Basically, the left sidebar is the “Show Options” of the earlier design but in a more graphical manner. Google automatically detects your location based on your IP Address and displays it on the top below the Search Bar.
The links to the bottom of the search results are now actually click-able which would lead you to the homepage of the site. The color which would be green remains the same. Jump to pages bar, which is ideally located at the bottom of the page, looks and feels great with the new Google Logo.
Google keep stepping up the competition.
What do you feel about this new look? Do share your thoughts in the comments.
Today, Google added an App Gallery for Google Analytics. The App Gallery contains about 32 very interesting apps for Google Analytics and developers could even submit their own apps for inclusion in the gallery.
The App Gallery has 12 categories including Data Collection, Mobile Solutions, Content Management among others. Google would eventually offer AdWords support in Google Analytics to help those who have an AdWords Campaign. The App gallery even has an App known as Google Analytics HD which is for the iPad.
Google also mentions that the Apps are mostly developed by third parties or Google users in general and not by Google, thus the Apps could be a bit buggy, but we surely see another market emerging. Almost every website owner has the Analytics tracking code installed on their site and Apps would further enhance Analytics.
We all love to share pictures online. Whenever we return from a picnic, vacation or a holiday, we share our pictures with our friends and colleagues online. Sharing pictures online has become so much fun with the help of services such as Facebook, Twitter and Blogger. Picasa Web Albums is another great way to share and save your pictures on the cloud.
Picasa Web Albums now gives you better ways of sharing your pictures with just a single click. Upload your albums to the cloud (Picasa Web Albums) and share your pictures easily via Twitter, Blogger or even Google Buzz.
Picasa Web Albums now has a new option in the sidebar – Post on. The ‘Post On’ option allows you to share a single picture or even a complete album on the above mentioned services.