Google Experimenting With Drop-Down Boxes

Google
Experiments with Dropdown Navigation
over at Google Blogoscoped has Google
taking a page from Lycos circa 1998 and putting various search options into a
drop-down box.
Being Search
Boxed To Death
from me in 2001 covers how we went from drop-down boxes to
tabs, because drop-down didn’t work. From 2003,
Searching
With Invisible Tabs
covers how we went from boxes to tabs. From 2004,
Google
Loses Tabs In New Look
coves Google dropping tabs and
MSN Search
Gets New Look; Microsoft Gets New Search Engine
covers MSN bring back
drop-down boxes. So perhaps the wheel is spinning back to drop-down boxes again.

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