Paging new CEO Larry Page. Please don’t fix what isn’t broken.
I have no idea why Google moved the handy Cached link from beside each result to Google’s annoying “page preview” display. Maybe Larry just wanted to change something to announce himself. Oh well, not every software update is an improvement.
Here’s a lively discussion of this Google “improvement”. One poster puts it simply:
“To make such basic functionality as this depend on client-side scripting is appallingly bad web design.
To make it worse there isn’t the slightest hint of justification for removing the original simple, easy, convenient link on the results page and replacing it with this dysfunctional, awkward and pointless method.”
In the meantime, I’m trying http://www.yandex.com, a Russian search engine. It’s surprisingly good, with a clean user interface INCLUDING CACHED LINKS like Google of bygone days.
What’s your opinion?