Seems like Google is playing around with the searchbar http://d.pr/i/ZZS0/e2eGge8k
It definitely match the material design, however I feel like inside box shadow is appropriate for inputs. This looks like a dropdown. But that's for another discussion. Anyway, I like the consistency it's heading to.
Serious question: Are people still going to Google's home page to perform searches? Why not search right within the browser?
Spot on... But I believe the second interaction will always be on the google search bar.
I saw that too. It's nice but the don't have much other material design style like sliding and bouncing up the search box to reveal search results.
Cool. I like the elevation of the shadow on hover. I wish google would invest more design into the search page, it could be a lot less boring. On the other hand it still gets the job done, so why fix what isn't broken.
I recently made some experimental google inspired search bars, in Sketch, AI, and XD formats. Free download if anybody wants it - https://dribbble.com/shots/3108575-Google-Inspired-Search-Bar-UI-Design
I like the new design as the highlighting helps to quickly establish a focus.
my old google account has the old bar. My new google account has had this search bar for about 4 months now I believe
That's the one I've got, and it it's so much better looking.
I’ve had the new search bar for a while. It fits in much better with the other Material interfaces, and the removal of the big blue square "search" button really helps reduce visual distraction. The header bar is about 50% taller too, which feels super spacious and comfortable to use.
Jup, looks like it. https://d.pr/fXWq
It looks good!