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Have you logged on to Ancestry.com today and done any record searching? Then you probably noticed that we made some changes overnight to the search results page. This is part of our continued effort to improve performance on the site and the load time required for key pages. This also allows us to work towards better scalability of results and visibility of key features. The new look for these pages uses more modern techniques for styling that require less things to be downloaded to your computer and should load the page faster. (More pages on the site will be using these techniques over the coming months.)
Here is a side by side comparison of the changes we made:
The new design makes the toggle between the record view and the category view of your search results more prominent – and it functions with only a single click.
Database titles are now in bold, making it easier to skim through your search results looking for specific records.
If you have specific feedback about the new design – what do you like, what don’t you like – please let us know by taking the survey available at the top of your search results page.