Thanks to Gizmodo, anyone on the internet (granted they keep quiet) can see what the new “Google.com” will look like. Its a little faster, bluer, sleeker looking, and overall cooler. Besides, its something new from Google, so what could possibly be wrong with it? Besides, seeing as I’m a huge fan of anything Google does, I’m bound to think its innovative, fantastic, and live-altering (even if its just a slight alteration in coloring).
How, exactly, do I do this?
Before I get into what I think about it, here’s how to check out “The new Google”:
1. Go to www.google.com.
2. Enter the following code exactly as it appears, in your address bar, and hit enter:
You won’t notice anything at first, but that’s alright. Just keep on going.
3. Hit refresh, or open up Google.com in another window or tab. If it looks like the image below… you’ve done it right. If not, start over. And stop whining. Its only 3 steps.
And now for some thoughts.
Well, I like the color, a lot. Reports say that it actually loads faster than the original Google, which was fast to begin with. And, as pictured left, I really like the whole side-bar getup. Very colorful, very useful, and very Google.
I was worried that Google was getting more and more bare-bones minimalist, which, while being acceptable, certainly didn’t fit with the rest of their services and apps.
I’m very much looking forward to this change, and can’t wait for it to be rolled out for public use. While the update isn’t applied to every component of Google’s various pages and apps, you will still notice a substantial difference.