Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Google on their New Google News Design

Google is re-designing the layout of their Google News Page. Many Google fans are still puzzled why there should have a new design, and in the same amount, they are also uninformed what would the new design look like. Before this new Google News project, it first undergone re-designing back in May of 2009.


The news about the restoration of Google news made a buzz almost a month now. And until this day, no one has ever made a glimpse of the new design. Everyone is still preparing what feedback should they give once the new design come out. But this is the scene until one of Google employees posted a message in the Google News Help forum. The message goes:


At Google, we run anywhere from 50 to 200 experiments at any given time on our websites all over the world. Right now, we are running a small test of a new Google News homepage design.


Following this is another post that shows the sneak peak to the possible layout of new Google News page. You can see the new design at http://crenk.com/sneak-peak-at-new-google-news-design/.


The new design appears like focusing on a single category of news at a time. You can only see other categories by clicking on them. This is very far from the previous Google News Page wherein you can see all the news and categories in just one homepage. Also, just recently, Google added a feature to the mainstream version of Google news that will allow users to star news clusters, making it more traceable the next time.


This post gathered so many investors, as well as lot of reactions which are mostly negatives. It seems that many Google users are not happy with the design. Others are also demanding for re-design, or bring back the previous one, or else, they will look for a new internet news source.


Even if it is not yet the final product, I think it is what to be unfold on the coming weeks or months. And if this happens, Google will surely lose some of their visitors. The feedback are evidences that the new Google News Design is a flop. Anyway, Google is still on the leverage of people's reactions. Because while there are some who oppose the new design, there are also users that agree to it. We'll never know what will be the outcome. For now, let us hold on to the fact that our reactions matter. So we, let us make ourselves heard before it's too late.

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