Missed the boat?
It's been a long time since I googled through anything other than the search box on a browser....
Google is finally growing up, and its eyesight is clearly going accordingly. The search giant's in-house poster girl Marissa Mayer told the world yesterday that the Silicon Valley powerhouse's latest innovation was to make its search box "bigger". Slightly bigger deal you might say, but as Vice President, Search Products & …
"Although this is a very simple idea and an even simpler change, we're excited about it"
there excited about that ... surely the best advert never to work for google, ever.
Some script kiddies from uni with new and refreshing ideas are really gonna be flocking there if thats suppost to float their boat ...
If I want things to look bigger, I'll click that little button in the corner of my browser that looks like a magnifying glass.
If I want things to look RIGHT, I'll leave it saying 100%
And now google have gone and cocked it all up by making the centerpiece of my homepage look disproportionate and crap.
Treble, mid-range and Bass turds.
"How dare they change it, I thought I had left the page zoomed in but it turned out I hadn't, now I don't have to zoom in to the page any more because they have done it for me, naturally this makes me very angry. I spent 2 seconds of my life that I will never get back thinking my monitor was faulty, if this is a practical joke I don't think it's funny"
Is this really earth shattering? I only wandered into this story as I am bored waiting for a work batch process to finish before getting off home. I cannot believe that a company makes a single HTML element slightly bigger and people are discussing it in forums! I am married with kids, I have no life, but it seems a damn sight more interesting than some people's!
( I am aware of the irony of decrying it via the same forums, so don't bother pointing it out! )
I don't use Google's home page, so I had no idea. To be honest, I haven't used their home page is a long time, so I don't notice a difference. However, Google really does need to get better coders. I would suggest someone who can actually finish a job without losing interest or falling asleep, and someone who actually knows HTML. I say this because Google's home page is not valid HTML. It ends with a closing script tag. There is no closing body or closing html tag. At first, I thought it may have had something to do with my FF extensions, so I used wget. Sure enough, the page ends with "</script>". It's good to see a web company that can't even put together a simple web page.
Heh. "My age you reach, look as good you will not."
Wait until you start aging out of your young whippersnapper phase. Can't see the tiny type. Your fingers miss keys so you need to see what you just typed - so you can see if it's what you intended to type.
Your own articles have their type set too small. I routinely read them in "print" mode, where the font size is simply default - at what ever I set as default in my browser.
Google is wising up. In ten or twenty years, so will you.
I love the new bigger one. It is more fun to use and easier to see. I think text is too small in general on the interwebs, people shouldn't be afraid to use a big font. I increased the font size of my browser to 16pt, but some websites that don't use ems or percentage and define the font size explicitly such as El Reg are still tiny unless you manually zoom the whole page.
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