Google Adds Material Theme Elements to Its Home Page

More Google home page Material Theme elements appear, about four months after their debut last November, with slight tweaks now added…

In November, Google introduced Material Design elements to Search on desktop. Thereafter, it did the same for mobile. Now, the Google.com homepage includes a new material theme element — a pill-shaped search field.

Google Home Page Material Theme Redesign Hits the Web on Desktop

Google initially added Material Theme elements to the SERP, or search engine results page. The search field remained pinned at the top of the screen which included auto-complete suggestions when people entered queries.

When users scrolled down, the search bar, which includes the Google logo, profile image, and web app launcher, would stay put at the top of the screen. The purpose of this function allows users to enter new queries without having to scroll back to the top.

Google also added Material Theme elements to its Knowledge Graph cards, along with carousels. But, even with all these changes, the Google.com homepage remained rectangular.

The new search field includes a thin gray outline but triggers a shadow when queries are entered into the input field. Additionally, the “Google Search” and “I’m Feeling Lucky” buttons now have slightly rounded corners.

Bill Boyles

Bill is a freelance writer who covers a wide range of topics, including apps, social media, and search.