Google Experimenting with Images on its Homepage

Google is known for their minimal homepage but they are now testing another variation with an image gallery. See screenshots and video.

July 21, 2012

Google is known for keeping the design of their popular homepage relatively simple with just a search box but they now seem to be testing a very different variation, one that features an image gallery of popular search phrases.

These images, arranged in the form of a rotating carousel, are linked directly to the corresponding search results pages similar to Google Doodles. I recently ran into this experiment on the Google India (Hindi) homepage though it was a pretty brief encounter.