x.15a2
Maintaining 2 sites that perform the same function seems like needless repetition. Doing so would require adding\updating Instant Answers and !Bangs for 2 sites. The new site addresses much requested features such as image and video search while retaining (or being in the process of retaining) popular features including the ability for users to configure the results screen to their taste.

While the new version does include a facelift, it's much more than that. There will always be those that don't appreciate change, that is expected with any role-out. What is appreciated is constructive criticism to help satisfy the balance of introducing new features, look and feel while maintaining the functionality of past versions.
posted by x.15a2 Community Leader3 years and 9 months ago Link

clel
Maybe it is possible to add the old theme as an option for people who do not like the new one (I like it, by the way).
posted by clel 3 years and 9 months ago Link
yegg
We are working on a classic theme.
posted by yegg Staff3 years and 9 months ago Link
clel
Great. I hope this will satisfy the OP and others that want to stay with the old DDG.
posted by clel 3 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
That's great to hear, the new one looks like another standard Web 2.0 page (no offence).

Also I like to see one thing for the image search:
A little indicator to see if the image is .jpg, .png, .gif etc (main reason why I use Bing for image searches)
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
That is so corner cut that this should be a browser addon, not something to clutter up the page.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 9 months ago Link
anonymous
I would caution against maintaining an image of preservation as the more baggage you have to keep the less you can move forward. There may be a vocal minority that may dislike the current layout but when the time comes for you to axe the old interface (and it will come) it will only be met with more distate.
posted by <hidden> • 3 years and 9 months ago Link
DuckyKaren
yeah I love the new version but the classic one looked better in my opinion. :O I am giving the new one a go, but the happy green button was better. ^.^

It is not that I don't like change and I'm all for it. I just like the old version because it seemed more bubbly. ^_^ lol
posted by DuckyKaren 3 years and 9 months ago Link
DuckyKaren
Love duckduckgo and all it's helpers and workers. :3 I mean it i won't be an effort gone to waste. ^_^
posted by DuckyKaren 3 years and 9 months ago Link
DuckyKaren
Also I have an issues with the new duckduckgo especially on mobile it doesn't read the font that I choose, it is set to a specific font. :P
Great job though!^_^
posted by DuckyKaren 3 years and 9 months ago Link