dvduval - 10:16 pm on Nov 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
Next Google Announcement:
All your base are belong to us
I'm not sure I care for this. People work hard to on the presentation of their site, and the content, and the images. I would hope there would at least a "no preview" meta tag so webmasters can opt out of this.
For example, designs can often look beautiful at the full resolution but ugly wen compressed and shrunk. Also, seeing an overview of the page is different than seeing page in a browser. It's like Google is taking over yet one more step of the marketing in the search results.
I've been a fan of google for a long time, but I feel there is a some bloat going on here now.
Just like I want to pick up the phone and dial a number, I want to type a search and see the results. I don't need a bunch of confusing options. Right now I can't even use the down arrow to scroll through many of the pages.
As an advertiser, my google adwords on the right side might be missed, reducing the click through rate, because the screenshot covered the ad. Is google then going to turn off my ad because of low click through.