HTML5 version of Bing rolling out


We posted yesterday on the new appearance of Bing noticed by one of our readers.  It seems what Agha was in fact looking was the rather cool new HTML5 version of Bing, which features all kinds of transitions and eye candy.

WinPhonia caught it on video, and reports the following changes once a search is made:

  • The page faded into a black and then back to white, revealing the search results.
  • The entire header has been modified; the placement of the Bing logo changed from residing on the top left to the extreme right in the current update.
  • The search categories are now contained within a black strip that encompasses most of the header.
  • The faded homepage background contained within the header has shifted from the middle, to the right side.
  • The search form has been increased in size; from the dimensions of 387×27, to 765×29.
  • When switching between categories such as ‘Web’, ‘News’, and ‘Images’, the page momentarily fades, and your desired information appears.
  • When scrolling down within a results page, the header minimizes to show more results.
  • Once you are viewing a result, you will only see a transition after switching categories if you switch from the ‘Web’ search category, to anything else. For example, if you click on ‘News’ while in the ‘Web’ category, you will see a page transition. If you click on any other category, such as ‘Web’, while in ‘News’, you will not see a page transition.
  • Some users have reported seeing a ‘Rewards’ button next to ‘Sign In’. Apparently you no longer need the Bing Toolbar in order to gain Bing Rewards points. Now you simply log-in and you accumulate points as you search.

See more screen shots and read more at WinPhonia here.

Thanks travisbrowny for the tip.

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