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Is Google Testing New Webpage Layout for Tablets?

Google Inc. is said to be testing a new web page layout apparently for tablet devices including the iPad.

According to tech website Pad Gadget (opens in new tab), the Mountain View, California-based Google Inc. is testing a newer and simpler web page lay out to enhance the appearance specifically for tablet computers which include both Apple’s iPad and Android-powered devices.

The news is supported by screenshots of the latest design leaked by tech blogger Amit Agarwal on Digital Inspiration (opens in new tab). The images clearly reveal the new lay out in which side bar has been shifted on the top of the page. Also the company’s logo with around ten “O’s” placed at the bottom of the page has been removed, giving it more de-cluttered look.

“The new Google design uses a single column layout while the old sidebar options appear between the search box and the search results. There’s plenty of white space between search results and links to the Cached version of pages have been removed in the new design.” the blogger mentioned in his report.

While the blogger has not stated that the new design is meant for tablet devices, but in a separate report he has confirmed that he accessed the new layout via his iPad. His statement has been supported by few other reports on micro blogging website Twitter.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.