Microsoft is testing a new Bing design, Hello Google.
The new design – pictured above – is a redesigned header section that is seen when searching for things on Bing. The new design I see is particularly Google-y – the search bar gains a soft shadow, the header gains a grey background that divides it from search results even more, and the magnifying glass ditches its colored background, simply turning green instead.
The results are both trivial and inconsequential at the end of the day, but it will be a shame to see Microsoft make Bing feel more like its competitors instead of itself if they end up going with this design. Microsoft has some excellent designers on their side, and they should take pride in their own style instead of tweaking it to look more like someone else’s.
By Andrew Bennett.