Google alters its design today, giving you a sleeker, less cluttered search window; at least on google's main US site.
Google has updated the layout of it's US search page, simplifying the design and de-cluttering it. The changes include the removal of Google's sidebar, instead incorporating it's elements, such as images, shopping and search options, into the overhead bar available above your results. Google has stated that they wish to optimize the search page in to the many ways it's users access Google today. According to a statement, they want to ensure it's accessible “across the wide variety of devices and screen sizes people use today.”
The new, sleeker Google. Ooooh! Aaaah!
Another effect of the change is that the right side of the screen, which provides immediate information on a subject you're searching for; the so called Knowledge Graph, will have more space. It's notable that only the US site, www.google.com, has been redesigned. Google is planning to incorporating the changes to it's other regional websites and languages soon.