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Considering the many kinds of information Google aggregates and the individual tools it has built to visualize all that data, one could easily argue that its primary and decidedly bare-bones search portal got long in the tooth some time ago. As search competitors like Yahoo and Ask.com have introduced new ways for users to display and organize search results, Google only showed the first official signs of improving its search results UI in May 2007. Now, finally, Google has unveiled some opt-in experimental search features that allow users to find and reorganize more kinds of search results. The days of being limited to simple lists of ten blue links may soon be behind us.
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At Google's new experimental search features page, a total of five projects are available for users to try: Alternate view for search results, Keyword suggestions, Keyboard shortcuts, Left-hand search navigation, and Right-hand contextual search navigation. Users can only elect to use one experimental feature at a time, and the only reason that explains this choice is Google's focus on simplicity. After all, its main portal of entry has been a calculatedly simple search box and a link or three since the company's inception. It isn't about to suddenly offload a dump truck of new features on a user base that, by the latest numbers, largely still prefers its services to the competition.
Google's first search experiment, plainly named "Alternative views for search results," could perhaps be the most appealing to users who want to view more kinds of search results inline with the standard list of text links. This Timeline View, for example, will visualize search results on a timeline, highlighting specific periods that contain links relevant to your query. You can allow Google to pick a range in history with the most relevant results, or you can specify a specific month and year, or a range of years to hone the scope of the timeline.
The Alternative views for search results experiment also offers an "Info View" and a "Map View," both accessible under the search box on either side of the Timeline View. These two views will present extra information filters and maps, respectively, to the right of search results. The Info View above, for example, allows you to filter text search results with dates, measurements, and location information, as well as specifying images instead of text for results. These filters are a good start at offering a GUI to many of Google's search features that have existed for some time, and it will be good to see more filters added to this particular tool.
The Map View of the Alternative views for search results experiment more or less mashes the functionality of Google Maps to the rest of Google's index. Users are able to view basic map data relevant to their search results, but many of Google Maps' other and more recent features, such as saving and organizing locations in My Maps or simply getting directions, are missing.
Perhaps most appealing to keyboard junkies, the "Keyboard shortcuts" experiment simply adds Gmail-like keyboard shortcuts to the standard Google search results. Keys like J/K will select the next/previous search results (with the marker highlighted in the image above), pressing O/Enter opens a result, and the standard "/" to bring typing focus to the search box still applies. Aside from the general benefit for some users who can work faster with a keyboard, we did notice that you can scroll through to another page of search results by scrolling past the bottom of the current page with the J key. If you've ever needed to quickly scan through multiple pages of Google results to find the perfect one on page 5, this could be the fastest way to do it. Otherwise, this experiment, though handy, will probably be a sleeper feature to Google's UI if it makes it at all.
Th Left-hand search navigation UI is more like bringing the advantages of the Keyword suggestions experiment along to your search results browsing in real time. The first section of this GUI allows you to query a particular Google section like Video or Shopping. The bottom portion offers keywords in real time whether you refine your original search, click through to other results pages, or click on a keyword to hone your search further. This is a great way to help users better understand the topic they're searching for and to find other topical avenues with a real-time, unobtrusive UI assistant.
The Right-hand search navigation experiment is just like its left-handed brother, aside from obviously being positioned at the top right of search results. It also offers fewer related searches and keywords, probably to prevent it from cutting too much into Google's coveted Sponsored Links sidebar.
Select the check boxes beneath any combination of colors you would like to search for. By default, the search will match exact results. That means that if you check the check boxes for the blue and black mana symbols and then apply your search you will see all multicolored cards that are exactly blue and black. To see mono-colored cards alongside those results, you will need to check the "Include mono cards" check box and re-apply your search.
Selecting an "Include #-color cards" check box with a value lesser than the amount of colors selected will return results that match a combination of any selected colors. For example, checking the blue, black and green mana symbol check boxes along with the "Include 2-color cards" checkbox will return results that match card color combinations of UB, UG, BG, etc. Any or all of the checkboxes can be used together to perform even more specific searches.
The type field searches everything on a Magic card's type line. For instance, if a card has the type line "Legendary Creature - Dinosaur", checking Legendary, Creature, or typing the word "Dinosaur" into the text box will return that card in your search results. You can also type any of those words into the text box. If you type two words into the text field the search will show results that match both words unless you type the word "or" between them.
When you type text into this box, the search will produce results matching each word you type in unless you also type the word "or" between them. Any keywords you type in will be highlighted yellow in the results. We've also added methods of searching symbols and modifiers in card the card text - see below for a guide:
Returns only one copy of each unique artwork for matching cards.For example, if your search matches more than one print ofPacifism, one card with each different illustration for Pacifismwill be returned, but any cards that duplicate artwork alreadyin the results will be omitted.
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