penders - 12:31 am on May 6, 2010 (gmt 0)
bill: I don't know if it's just me, but the images in the search form take forever to load. It's been like this since I was privy to the earlier release. Today it took 20 seconds for them all to load from my office. On my home fiber connection it takes close to 10 seconds.
About 3 seconds for me - but the images are certainly the slow bit. Do we need images here at all?
In the SERPs, sometimes there is no text snippet for some results and often the phrase I'm searching for does not appear in that text snippet (because it appears much futher down the post). I think I would prefer to see the text surrounding the search phrase in the SERPs.
>> Time range...
May be (to fit in with your current method), have an "excluding" drop down next to the current "Time Range" drop down. Both drop downs are essentially the same. So, you could pick "Time Range 'Last 5 Years' excluding the 'Last 2 Years'" ?
Great stuff - well done!