New Yahoo Homepage Redesign

Have you visited the new Yahoo homepage today. Considering the millions of users visiting the Yahoo homepage daily, chances are that you have already noticed the professional website design changes.

When we change the css or html codes of our websites, few regular visitors notice. When a big website like Yahoo undergoes a professional web redesign, it becomes news. And while I had noticed earlier that the Yahoo Homepage looked different in Internet Explorer and Firefox earlier, it still looks different in the 2 browsers. I guess they have bigger browser compatibility issues and accessibility issues to look into to cater to surfing needs of millions of visitors with varied versions of primitive browsers.

The Yahoo Search blog announces the changes –

The new home page reflects Yahoo!’s unique position at the intersection of people, media, and knowledge. It presents better access to information and the stuff of our lives, and more individual choice about the appearance of the page, thanks to Ajax, DHTML, and personalization technology. You’ll find relevant and useful tools for searching, connecting, sharing, and communicating online as well as a bigger window onto the pulse of the Web.

Besides simplified navigation, expanded content, an enhanced search box, increased personalization, there is a Personal Assistant – a preview area displaying recent messages from Yahoo! Mail, an online friends list from Yahoo! Messenger, and local weather forecasts, traffic, and events and Yahoo! Pulse – a place to discover the most popular and interesting Yahoo! searches, as well as pop culture trends, music, videos, photos, and all the stuff people are looking for, reading, viewing, listening to, rating or sharing online.

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3 comments on “New Yahoo Homepage Redesign

  1. Mark says:

    I just love the new Yahoo design (the wide version). A much needed improvement over the terrible previous design. The new version is very aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

  2. Leigh Turpin says:

    I really like the new homepage that appeared last night…and then it disappeared.

    Can I get it permanently??


  3. worldofrugs says:

    “Is Yahoo losing the battle?”

    Terrible new homepage!

    For many, MANY years I have loved Yahoo for it’s nice/clean look and ease of use.
    With this new page, I have a hard time finding the most used things and/or they’re placed in spots where you have to scroll down to.
    Take for example the weather, events, etc…
    It was nice at top and now have to find it somewhere at the bottom!
    Why does Yahoo change it so much? Why change something that’s already good and works?
    Being 1 of the 3 major SE’s, Yahoo is the only one with news, etc on the page. So instead of changing the look (again!!), making it worse and worse, why not focus on the engine itself and impress us with that?

    On Nov. 11 I will change my SE to another one. Many ppl I know and also (were/are) ‘fans’ of Yahoo, agree with me and also are going to change.

    If you are reading the many posts on many! forums/blogs/etc.. on how ppl dislike the new homepage, there’s only 1 thing I have to say:
    You’re loosing users and therefore are slowly loosing the battle against Google and Bing…

    Really disappointed!

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