Live Search Gets Gussied Up

Microsoft’s Live Search engine is sporting a new look today.

According to the Live Search Blog, features of the new layout include:

  • Search box near results
  • Room to breathe on the page
  • Crisp, clean type
  • Intuitive video search
  • Health results integrated from many sources

In my opinion, the design definitely has more of the Windows Vista flowing feel to it. I particularly like the hover-over preview function on the video search results. Also, I appreciate the footer link to the Webmaster Center of Live Search.

According to the Live Search Blog, the new design is the product of Microsoft’s “growing team of designers, researchers, and developers” who “think of design as being a critical part of a search product”.