Google News is Testing a New Layout

I was surprised a few days ago with a new layout for Google News on one of the machines I use. I haven’t seen it reported anywhere yet. I came across it tonight while testing and grabbed a few screen captures in case it disappears.

The biggest change is that each story now has a bordered box around it and the stars introduced recently have been moved to the right-hand side of the story. Each story has a drop-down menu associated with it, but the only option in there is “Email”. This drop-down has the class “share-icons” – possibly a new location for a “share in reader/buzz” option.

Looking through the DOM, it appears that this is called the new “blended” story style.

Here’s a couple of screenshots:


9 Responses to “Google News is Testing a New Layout”

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  5. UK SEO says:

    That’s interesting. I’m not seeing it today, I’ll keep an eye open for it. It might be that it vanishes and we never see it again. makes you wonder what they get up to at the Googleplex we never hear about.

    BB

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  7. GoogleIsTheDevil says:

    Wasting 25% of the limited screen space on mobile devices / netbooks is an awesomly stupid move. Google is really losing it. We’ll end up on a perfectly unusable vertical design, the current BS to the left and more ads, probably with images to the right…mark my words.

  8. ANNOYED says:

    The Google newspage infected my browser today – HATE IT!!!!!
    Cannot stand the nasty crowded view, the uneven columns and the lack of any real filter – what a crock!

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