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Why is the Google Search Results page not responsive?

Responsive design is best practice, except for the most high-end websites Responsive, mobile-first design gets you the most “bang for the buck” for most web sites or applications. Effectively you can ...
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Google Chrome's setting/option icon a variation of the hamburger menu?

As a matter of fact I'm quite sure that between the wrench and the kebab icon there was a hamburger. Either way, the most likely reason for the icon is consistency . This kebab menu icon is the same ...
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Why does Google Drive use a dialog for renaming files?

Well, I tried to get the answer from the design team (UENO. Created the interface, the renaming part is as it is since then), They simply can't answer it. I believe that renaming in a modal doesn't ...
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Why Google Search bar and logo is not vertically center in large screen?

As mentioned by @locationunknown in the comments, the vertical position doesn't change when the window is resized. But to answer your question. I believe it is because Google doesn't want you to ...
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Chips and Button Sizes in Google Material Design

Based on the Layout & Technology section of the Accessibility page, the tap area continues to be, at minimum, 48x48dp, thanks to padding: Touch targets are the parts of the screen that respond ...
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Why has Google increased radius of UI elements?

There's an interview about this redesign published on the Google Chrome Blog. Alex Ainslie, Chrome's lead designer states: We’re introducing a major refresh on Chrome across all platforms, which ...
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Why does Google add o's to their name to signify result pages?

Few reasons; "O" is part of their name and during the early years, they needed gimmicks like these to help users memories their brand. That "job" has been done well and is no longer needed though. ...
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The "Hey Google" interaction - Dark UX Pattern?

2) Can this be termed as dark UX? Short Answer: No. Why? Because Dark Pattern is a user interface that has been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with ...
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Why does front page of Google.com give no feedback when trying to search when nothing's entered?

Just a hunch on my part - I have no involvement in Google: It's to emphasize the simplicity of the interface. Google's homepage was designed to be super simple. At the time that was a bold move ...
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If the hamburger menu is bad UX why do Google still use it

Unless you are able to get a hold of Google's design team directly, you likely aren't going to get a definitive answer to this beyond the explanations and technical descriptions given in the Material ...
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Why does Google Drive use a dialog for renaming files?

Let's go on a journey. 1) Mac : As a user I will select file, click on option of renaming the same, hit enter or click any where. The file will get the name 2) Windows : Same as Mac 3) Drop box : ...
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Is Apple's or Google's meaning of the three-horizontal-bar icon more popular?

Over the years, things have changed somewhat. Chrome has changed its menu icon to three vertical dots to comply with the Material Design HIG: Apple has changed its drag-and-drop icon to be visually ...
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User signs up using their Facebook account logs and then logs in with their (same email) Google account. Now what?

I think the best solution would be that every account is associated to the email. Once they log in with one social then it's linked. So let's say I have google and facebook, I connect google and then ...
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What are the advantages of websites (eg:Gmail) not using a cursor:pointer for interactive elements?

It will be an attempt to make the app feel more like it is OS native, and less like a website. The UI should be able to provide clear signals about what is interactive and what is not. If a user is ...
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What does the google search homepage ( https://www.google.co.in/?gws_rd=ssl ) lack in design?

The short answer is - nothing. Google has invested months and years of their time and money into researching their ux. Their home page contains exactly what their user needs.
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Gmail vs Google Inbox. How bad would it be if Google kills Gmail now?

Google will not kill GMail, even if they kill GMail and ask users to use Inbox, people will start using Inbox. A few factors why people will use Inbox if Google at all kills GMAIL: Google Search, ...
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Google travel distance vs. straight line distance

This seems like not providing this quite relevant and useful information upfront would provide pretty significant friction for the user. Any treatment you provide might help to alleviate the symptoms, ...
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Why google is not following material design on gmail?

I don't have any proof to back this up. However, Gmail has been around for 13 years. There are probably some people who have been using it for a very long time and don't want to learn a new layout. ...
Cole Webb's user avatar
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If the hamburger menu is bad UX why do Google still use it

I see this question as 2 parts: Hamburger menu, if so much research has proven it to be poor UX, why does it still exist? Why does a company so well known as Google still use it? I'd like to answer ...
Ariel Spaulding's user avatar
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Why is the Google Search Results page not responsive?

TL;DR: A different design, even if more convenient, might make the user loose the familiarity with Google brand. Very interesting question. Even when a design might be more convenient, user-...
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How to clarify ambiguity of the left arrow in google search autosuggestions?

As already pointed out, there are two problems with this feature – low visibility non-standard glyph which does not convey that the added text will be editable. It does convey that the selected item ...
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The "Hey Google" interaction - Dark UX Pattern?

Answer to #1 As a good interaction practice to aid users being comfortable about their data and privacy - shouldn't the interaction at least warrant the user to click on an icon or tap at a ...
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Why are Google search results aligned to the left?

We can't ever know exactly why Google has chosen this layout, short of some Product owner answering this question. But some thoughts: 1) It's actually pretty common. I checked Dogpile.com, Lycos.com,...
Austin French's user avatar
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What was the design language used by Google prior to modern Material design?

Before Material, each Google product had a handful of designers working on their respective product without a common design ethos. You can read the entire story (which is really fascinating) in this ...
Mihnea Patrascu's user avatar
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is enable Google reCAPTCHA for e-commerce good or not?

Short answer: Go for Invisible captcha. It will not hamper the registration experience on your website for genuine users. Long Answer: CAPTCHA helps in identifying between real users and automated ...
Aditya Durgude's user avatar
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How to do address autocomplete right?

This is more technical question than UX. First you need to draw a bold line between technical implementation (Google maps API) and desired UX (suggest addresses nicely) When you do that, thing will ...
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Purpose of Google Results Speed Indicator

This is not our fault Many of us use modern devices and fast connections. But many others don't. Using an iPhone 3GS over a slow connection, you are nearly certain to wait 3 seconds from clicking ...
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Purpose of Google Results Speed Indicator

In this Google webmaster blog entry from 2010 they mention: You may have heard that here at Google we're obsessed with speed, in our products and on the web. As part of that effort, today we're ...
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Google new Task application inconsistent UI

In its original (and current) form, Material Design uses typographical cues to set apart buttons from text: Material buttons have medium weight, are written in all caps, and often have a distinct ...
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