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Google Pulls Search Page Artwork After Users Rebel



Some folks just don’t like change. Which is strange given how fast things change in the world of tech. Last night Google started and experiment, adding photo artwork to its previously spartan home page. You know, the one with the Google logo and a search box. It gave the Google home page a decidedly Bing like feel, as Bing has had artwork on its homepage from the get go.

Well users didn’t like it and voiced their dislike quite loudly on just about every web platform out there. And Google caved, ending the experiment earlier today.

Ah, what fools we mortals be.

Via TechCrunch



  1. gEEk

    06/10/2010 at 12:49 pm

    It seems like they just made the artwork background optional. In the bottom left you can change the background from white to an image.

  2. dennisvjames

    06/10/2010 at 7:00 pm

    hated it! Did everything I could to tear it off my screen. Couldn’t and went to Bing for my searches today. Hey, Bing’s not that bad (evil g)….

  3. Mike

    06/10/2010 at 11:13 pm


    It was stupid of them not to put an ‘off’ option in that was easy to see. Kind of foisted it on people. Nobody likes to have stuff foisted on them. Though oddly I do enjoy saying the word “foist”.
    … foist.
    Just picking the white background from the editor’s picks (assuming it was there at the time – it is now) was not really too hard to find as a solution.
    As it is, they should just put simple options in there for turning it off or turning it on to randomize over a selected set or selecting a single one.

  4. sever

    06/10/2010 at 11:47 pm

    Thank GOD. I was searching like a mad to turn it off.

  5. passerby

    06/11/2010 at 6:51 am

    I didn’t like it either. Still prefer the plain old Google front page.

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