Bing Tests New Top Bar Navigation & HTML5 Preview Coming Soon

Bing is testing a new top bar navigation and is expected to be testing a new HTML5 version of Bing search.

Bing Testing New Top Bar:

James from WebRanking captured a screen shot of the new top bar navigation. The new bar is larger, incorporating more of the Bing home page theme from that day. It also moves some of the tabs closer to the left, while moving the Bing logo to the right. There are other subtle changes that you may pick up on.

Screen Shot Of New Bing Top Bar:

Screen Shot of Old/Current Bing Top Bar:

HTML5 Bing Search:

WinRumors reports an HTML5 version of BIng Search is coming soon. We have been waiting for Bing to release the HTML5 version since September 2010. Back then, Microsoft promised a “more beautiful search experience” through HTML5.

WinRumors said they heard the Bing HTML5 preview will launch in sync with the launch of the Internet Explorer 9. IE9 is expected to launch sometime around March 24th, but there are rumors that launch may be delayed.

The Bing preview might go live at bing.com/peek around then.

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  • http://goo.gl/ZQX5 Michael Dadona

    I think this new version will be supported by many publishers, as they’ve been knocked down “very hard” by Google Panda algorithm. Publishers disagree with the “opaque” explanations done about the Panda’s “metrics”.

    Whatever, let us wait and see the results of search engine ranking for the first-quarter, 2011.

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