Searchmash Google interface experiment

Searchmash Google interface experiment

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New web search interface Searchmash (which is apparently run by Google) offers web, images, video, blog and Wikipedia search results all on one dynamic page with modules that expand and collapse.

At first Searchmash doesn’t seem like much, but its results page offers some nifty features, like dynamically appending more results to the page, image and video thumbnails in collapsible modules, and showing/hiding result details. Plus, there are no ads! Reader Ben writes in with some insider info and more usage tips:

It seems that Google has set themselves up a sandbox at searchmash.com where they can test out new UI and search ideas without having any outward appearance of Google-ness. The intention was that the test users would be impartial if they didn’t know it was really Google.

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