A new search page on orkut

Sunday, August 15, 2010 | 4:59 PM

Lately we've been working to make orkut more fun, safe, faster and easier to use. After several releases and updates, here's another one: a new look to the search page on orkut! Check out what's new:


Faster
The new orkut search page was built using the Google Web Toolkit, making it more interactive and faster than ever. Just try it yourself and feel the change!

Cleaner and easier to read
When showing you the search results, our new page design makes it easy for you to pinpoint exactly what you're looking for.




Simpler filters
We've moved the filters to the left side of the page, and made them simpler to use to refine your search query and find exactly what you're looking for.

One-click safe browsing setting
Part of improving orkut is also making it more safe every day, so now you have the option to switch the safety filter on or off directly on the search page, also on the left side. The safety filter gives you a more fun and safe experience, because it only shows profiles and communities that have been screened for potentially inappropriate content.


While we're very happy about these latest improvements, we're already working on additional refinements, so don't forget to let us know what do you think and help us improve orkut even more.

Posted by Fernando Fernandes, software engineer