An unsolicited redesign masked as a Verge sensationalist article.
That said, it looks pretty good. I usually don't like these things, but this one is actually decent.
Why would someone not like an unsolicited redesign? What is the reasoning behind that? Who cares. It's just a concept.
Such a snarky article.
Will I get burned at the stake if I say "Meh."?
Maybe if you said "I meh witch".
Looks like it is trying too hard to turn Google into a bastard child of Yahoo! and Bing. Having said that, I don't mind it, but I do not think it suits Google at all. The search product does not need to be redesigned, we all like it the way it is.
Too much whitespace to keep advertisers happy, me thinks. Easy to forget that Google's search results page has been split tested into infinity to squeeze as much conversion as possible out of the users. After all, that's what pays the bills at Google.
The designer appears to be the king of unsolicited redesigns.
I think the visual hierarchy gets lost here; scanning results seems harder.
Also, the left edge of the text is all different.