Damn it....Google's becoming more like Bing

LSA KingLSA King Regular
edited July 2010 in Tech & Games
First it started with Googles failed attempt to add a background image to their search engine to make it more "visually appealing", and now Google is doing the one thing I hated about Bing.

Snip-it:
Designed to "make it easy to look at more images at once," the new interface uses a tiled layout that eliminates all that white space that turned up on the old version of Google Images. It displays up to 1000 images on a single scrollable page.

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/07/20/new_google_images/


Basically Google wants to do image searching the Bing way where it's an endless barrage of images that take forever to load and only load as you scroll down. I can't stand this about Bing, overall I find it pretty good at searching, but the image search is horrible! Now Google wants to smoosh images together meaning there is no slip up in scrolling without the fear of clicking an image (another Bing fail) and an endless scroll of images.

God....Google is going backwards and it's driving me nuts. They are just giving away their market to Bing by doing this. If Google/Bing had an option to revert back to the OLD WAY (now) of 20 images per page (or gives you an option) than I wouldn't mind, but this is unneccessarily absurd!

Comments

  • DysgraphiaDysgraphia Locked
    edited July 2010
    Also the sidebar at the left.

    'More Search Tools' and all that nonsense. WDF? What happened to the plain interface from'98?

    Atleast Google's smart enough to please their customers. They knew they weren't going nowhere with the background image so they disabled it, hopefully they'll listen to us this time.
  • GreenbullGreenbull Regular
    edited July 2010
    Give me the option to turn it off and you can do what ever you want.

    Fuck the sidebar.
  • ILTST9ILTST9 Regular
    edited July 2010
    Personally I don't mind the switch. :)
  • skyclaw441skyclaw441 Regular
    edited July 2010
    More porn in one page.
  • KatzenklavierKatzenklavier Regular
    edited July 2010
    Dysgraphia wrote: »
    Also the sidebar at the left.

    'More Search Tools' and all that nonsense. WDF? What happened to the plain interface from'98?

    Atleast Google's smart enough to please their customers. They knew they weren't going nowhere with the background image so they disabled it, hopefully they'll listen to us this time.
    Greenbull wrote: »
    Give me the option to turn it off and you can do what ever you want.

    Fuck the sidebar.

    Here's a grease monkey script i wrote to get rid of it.
    // ==UserScript==
    // @name           SIDEBAR
    // @namespace      SIDE
    // ==/UserScript==
    
    function AddStyle(Style) {
      var style = document.createElement('style');
      style.type = "text/css";
      style.innerHTML = Style;
      document.getElementsByTagName('head')[0].appendChild(style);
    };
    
    AddStyle("#leftnav {display:none}");
    AddStyle("#center_col {margin-left:0}");
    
  • LSA KingLSA King Regular
    edited July 2010
    ILTST9 wrote: »
    Personally I don't mind the switch. :)



    Oh believe me, if you don't have the option to go back to the original way you will soon understand the annoyance it will bring. Back when I did a one month test using nothing but Bing search to test it out the one thing that drove me nuts was the endless image layout and how I had to use my mouse wheel to scroll down because if I clicked anywhere on the page to activate the scroll bar it almost always hit a picture.

    When you are forced with it everyday it no longer becomes "Cool" as I though it was originally with Bing, but more frustrating.
  • ILTST9ILTST9 Regular
    edited July 2010
    LSA King wrote: »
    Oh believe me, if you don't have the option to go back to the original way you will soon understand the annoyance it will bring. Back when I did a one month test using nothing but Bing search to test it out the one thing that drove me nuts was the endless image layout and how I had to use my mouse wheel to scroll down because if I clicked anywhere on the page to activate the scroll bar it almost always hit a picture.

    When you are forced with it everyday it no longer becomes "Cool" as I though it was originally with Bing, but more frustrating.

    I use my scroll wheel anyway. You're stuck in the past. :)
  • VermicideVermicide Regular
    edited July 2010
    If you can turn it off I won't mind, seems kind of lame though, does it say the size of the image anywhere?

    And wtf is Bing?
  • edited July 2010
    Seems like a completely retarded feature. Luckily, it hasn't even changed for me just yet. I'm still using the old version :D
  • JackJack Regular
    edited July 2010
    Cuil is cool. :cool:
    Made by ex-Google employees.
  • fanglekaifanglekai Regular
    edited July 2010
    Fucking shit. You can't save the images anymore either. That was the best part of google image. You could just right click and save shit, now you have to go to the actual website, find the picture and save it. It also takes forever to load the images. I don't want 100000000 fucking images on my screen. I want 30 or so, and I want them to load on individual pages. This layout sucks.
  • edited July 2010
    Perhaps if enough people emailed/showed their disgust, they might change something.
  • DysgraphiaDysgraphia Locked
    edited July 2010
    fanglekai wrote: »
    Fucking shit. You can't save the images anymore either. That was the best part of google image. You could just right click and save shit, now you have to go to the actual website, find the picture and save it. It also takes forever to load the images. I don't want 100000000 fucking images on my screen. I want 30 or so, and I want them to load on individual pages. This layout sucks.

    The loading isn't a problem for me, it's the annoyance of no more white spaces. How are you supposed to tell which pictures are landscaped or portrait??
  • LostInTheWoodsLostInTheWoods Regular
    edited July 2010
    If its not broken, why try to fix it?

    Google was best when it was only a simple search bar.
  • KatzenklavierKatzenklavier Regular
    edited July 2010
    SONOFABITCH!

    They've got it here now too. I agree it fucking blows. It doesn't tell you the size of the images or where they are hosted.

    I don't want a 64x120 image hosted at photobucket!
  • TLVTLV Regular
    edited July 2010
    is that what that is? it annoys the shit out of me.
  • edited July 2010
    SONOFABITCH!

    They've got it here now too. I agree it fucking blows. It doesn't tell you the size of the images or where they are hosted.

    I don't want a 64x120 image hosted at photobucket!

    Seriously, you don't get the size of the image? That's bullshit man, it's what you look for when searching images. You ALWAYS want a good quality, good sized image.

    Rage.
  • KatzenklavierKatzenklavier Regular
    edited July 2010
    They added image size. It's all good now.
    Notice there's no sidebar...

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  • edited July 2010
    Hey everyone, use Google UK. It's still oldschool.
  • DysgraphiaDysgraphia Locked
    edited July 2010
    Note how the redesign was a total failure and they reverted back, without even letting the public know.

    It's not even in Google's blog. lol.
  • LSA KingLSA King Regular
    edited July 2010
    Dysgraphia wrote: »
    Note how the redesign was a total failure and they reverted back, without even letting the public know.

    It's not even in Google's blog. lol.



    lol same thing they did when they tried to copy Bing's front page. Google is just failing all over the place in the online realm this year. Copying Bing with under 6% total market share in search? What were they thinking!?!


    I never had to deal with it, but I tried Google.ca about a week ago, and while it was better than Bing's by a long shot it was still horrible. For some reason Google.com never showed it over here for me.
  • KatzenklavierKatzenklavier Regular
    edited July 2010
    The faggotry still exists here. :(
  • CrazzyassCrazzyass Regular
    edited July 2010
    Google is becoming God. :0
  • DirtySanchezDirtySanchez Regular
    edited July 2010
    trx100 wrote: »
    Hey everyone, use Google UK. It's still oldschool.

    I just tried its also got the gay ass image search now.
  • edited July 2010
    Yeah, I think most of them are pretty retarded now. Try something really obscure, like afghan google.
  • acid_dropacid_drop Regular
    edited July 2010
    I lost my interwebs for two weeks while I moved. And holy shit, I noticed this when I got ti back last week. And I'm pissed. I tried to find out how to get the old google Images back. I can't stand this crap....

    My phone(android) still uses the old google images format. UGH!
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