crazedpsyc
1) Understood, and I suppose that's a fair point. I'd never considered looking for things like that from the desktop, but I do not represent the general populace ;-)

2) Definitely agreed. The !bangs page is one of the next things on the list to completely redesign.

3) Now here, I don't know what you mean. https://duckduckgo.com/goodies should show you three columns: categories | goodies in the selected category | example result from the selected goodie; though the last is notably rather slow and doesn't even show a result all the time (also known and on the list).
From what you said, it sounds like you are not seeing that at all?

4) https://duckduckgo.com/settings has three predefined colour themes (under the color tab). In that tab and "Look & Feel," you can customize just about everything however you like it.
I personally can't stand the "flat" (i.e. excess padding/wasted space) design fad... but that's not really relevant.


Above all, one of our design goals is killing the clutter. The homepage is made to be simple and easy to search from, not to flood users with options / other places to go. That's why it only makes links relevant to your current environment readily available.
That said, I do still understand your first point, and I believe that could be solved by a general link like "apps" or "other platforms" under the More menu.
posted by crazedpsyc 4 years and 2 months ago Link

Ramez
thanks again, to clarify point 3 I mean https://duckduckgo.com/goodies provides the "goodies" itself plus normal search option in the above bar but the main DDG page https://duckduckgo.com provides only search feature, So why didn't just integrate Goodies in the main page instead of making them in a separate link? to make main page have both search and goodies"by kind of drop down list". but I see now that killing the clutter concept maybe against that,right?
posted by Ramez 4 years and 2 months ago Link
zac
Definitely a better concept to have them easily accessible from search. We're thinking about how best to do that.
We wanted to give people an interactive reference tool to explore the instant answers, not so much a quick-reference. Based on the feedback we've gotten, though, I think they're both independently useful ideas.
posted by zac Staff4 years and 2 months ago Link