Google Search could soon be out with a new material design layout. A Reddit user DiscombobulatedLead first spotted the new look, which apparently confirms that the search engine giant is working on a refreshing new search-results page. A new material design is in line with Google’s new-found passion—and is already synonimous with some of the company’s products in recent times.
The old layout displays your search results on a white background, while the newly spotted layout displays results in a “card box” with defined borers.
Two years ago, Google made some minor changes such as adding a new iconography for the magnifying glass in the search box. The search giant also switched out the settings cog for the three vertically aligned dots. For Android users, those two changes were not exactly new, but desktop users started seeing them for the first time.
Those changes came along with other tests that included a new Material Design layout for desktop searches. The design, which was spotted by Jay Tyagi, a Twitter user, showed glances of the provisional update being tried out by Google.
YouTube, a Google product added an option of a material design on YouTube Web. The aim, according to YouTube, is to make the web version more synonymous with what is obtainable on the mobile version. Making it fit in a simpler and more attractive look will make it easier to highlight content on the video-streaming website.
The web version now makes the website more beautiful. The new material design offers infinite scrolling, end-to-end user profile banner, and a hero video on your profile. Under the user icon, you can easily enable the Dark Mode feature.
YouTube also formally announced Dark Theme, a new feature it quietly added to its service without raising anyone’s eyebrow. Dark Theme, according to the company, is designed to “cut down” on glare and let you take in the true colors of the videos you watch. It [Dark Theme] turns your background dark, and enriches your YouTube experience.
Less than a year ago, Google Calendar on the web welcomed a new material design. With a new color palette and a responsive layout, Google Calendar is now adjustable to the size of your browser window. Google has also updated some of its features—and that of course, means you can now view more details about your organization’s meeting rooms—and that of course, is even more important if you work in a major organization.
With the new look and design, you can now view and manage calendars in separate columns. This makes it easier for employees who manage multiple calendars, like administrative assistants, to schedule meetings on behalf of their teams. Click “Day” view and select the calendars you want to compare.
G Suite admins can now enter detailed information about their organization’s meeting rooms—so employees know where a conference room is located, how large it is, and whether it has audio/video equipment or is wheelchair accessible.