Binging the Google

GoogleGoogle has been the most innovative company out there in the web-sphere for a quite long time. But ts true that even Google may have some things to learn from others, but, when doing so, Google has been very reasonable until now. This time Google has made a step that – at least for me – looks very unagreeable, which is giving users the option to choose background images in Google Search main page!!!

Google SearchAccording to my point of view, Google Search’s simple appearance has done a great job to make it popular and productive as it is today. With the clean white background and search box in the middle of it, our eyes just stick onto the required parts of the page – which is nothing else than the search box itself!  – and all what we have to do is typing the search term and hitting the enter!

Its simpleness helped us to stick into the matter what we really came to Google for. We didn’t have to spend at least a second thinking what the hell is in this background! Search engines are there to perform searches, they are not as good as Picasa for image sharing!

What I see is a blind copy of Bing’s background image thing. Who the hell wanted Google to have background images in their search page? And the funny story is, this background image thing is not yet even fully supported. If you choose to display a background image in the search main page, it is gone as soon as you click the “Search” button; it is not yet supported in search results page. That is very annoying!

Anyway, it is good that this background image thing is just an option. They are not forcing people to see their images like Microsoft does with Bing.

Anyway, I have to say that, I hate to see Google being Binged!

6 comments

  1. I don't see a bad aspect in this at all. They're simply giving you an option, not forcing you. There many among us who have made Bing their homepages coz they like to see a nice picture showing when they open the browser.
    But, yes, they have taken the concept from Bing, but copying the good things of others ain't bad at all.
    If you want the simple homepage you can simply neglect this.

  2. @Thameera: Yes, it is good that this is just an option. But I don't name this as a "good thing"!

    [said:Thameera]There many among us who have made Bing their homepages coz they like to see a nice picture showing when they open the browser.[/said]

    OMG! Is this true? :O

  3. [said: budhajeewa] OMG! Is this true? :O [/said]
    Yes, I have many friends doing this. They don't search from Bing, just the homepage.

  4. I think this background thing won't do any bad to Google Search since millions of different people around the world with different preferences use Google Search everyday. One may prefer the traditional white background and another nay not. For me this is simply an unnecessary thing. I prefer the plain and simple white background. But from the perspective of Google, they serve both….

    And I 've never heard of people who set their home page to a search engine not to search but only for having some pics on it.

  5. @sasindu: Yes, I agree that there may be people who'll like Google offering them the option to have a custom background. But the problem then arises is, why don't Google support these background images in search results page? As I mentioned in the post, it is very annoying that the background image is gone when we click the search buttons. It hurts the eyes. And Google hasn't announced that whether they'll support background images in search results page or not.

    [said:sasindu]
    And I ‘ve never heard of people who set their home page to a search engine not to search but only for having some pics on it.
    [/said]

    Yes, that is unbelievable for me too. But who knows, people are different. 😀

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