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Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, March 25, 2008
11 years ago7,007 views

Logo is middle center over the search box; both were left-justified before.
I seem to be in a test bucket for different layouts, so sometimes I get things others dont. IE, see the usual nav column on www.yahoo.com; once I saw that become customizable. GREAT idea, IE I don't care about Autos or Real Estate. But then it disappeared <poof> never to return.

This image:


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is from www.yahoo.com. When I am signed into Yahoo, tho, I get a version that says AT&T/Yahoo High Speed Internet at the top; the rest of the page is the same. My AT&T version also shows this new layout, so maybe it's permanent. Yang has hinted at changes coming to the Y portal, so maybe this is the first.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yup, seeing the new layout as well. Google got the old(er) version cached: google.com/search?q=cache:yaho ...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Looks kinda Google-ish.

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

They put more emphasis on search. There's even a big bold label: "Search".

Some of the news articles from the homepage have links to Yahoo searches. For example, this news:

<<Giant's dream 'coming true'

Since earning the title of world's tallest man, Leonid Stadnik has made friends around the globe.>>

has a link to:

search.yahoo.com/search?p=whic ...

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Its been like that for quite a while on Yahoo! (UK & Ireland).

Above 5 comments were made in the forum before this was blogged,

Lakshman Prasad [PersonRank 1]

11 years ago #

I am not sure since when tho', But last I checked Yahoo's Page rank was 10 and now it is 9.

RC [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Finally it doesn't spill over to the next screen that you actually had to scroll down.

Jeff [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

Yahoo's page still doesn't define a background color, and never has actually. Just that the browser default has changed to white. If you have a custom color defined in the browser (as I do) their page does not load with a white background.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

You're right Jeff. That's funny, do many sites do that? On the search results, they do switch to white though.

Brinke Guthrie [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I wish they'd go back to the customized list on the left border. it really improved the look of the page.

David Ciccarelli [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

The centered logo and search box definitely puts more emphasis on search, and likely will increase their search volume.

Paul [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

>New Yahoo! layout?

In other news, man seen re-arranging deck-chairs on the Titanic....

Sal [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

woah, thought I was reading Yahoo Blogoscoped for a second...

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Philipp, You'd be surprised by how many big companies forget to add a default background color to their pages.

Ask SERP:


farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/2 ...



Google My Account page:


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Yahoo login pages and home page:


farm3.static.flickr.com/2166/2 ...

Peter [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

> back in the mid-1990s [...] would default to gray.

Yeah, but the input area's were not gray, and the 3d shading was different. Things looked more like this:


microsoft.com/windows/ie/image ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<< You'd be surprised by how many big companies forget to add a default background color to their pages. >>

As a web developer, I had the default background colour switched off in my browsers for years but I got so annoyed at seeing other people's sites without any background colour set (where they were obviously assuming white was selected) that I had to change it back.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

What do you mean you had the default background color switched off Tony? There must be some default background color for the browser to pick if nothing else is defined or not?

Peter, good point, I added a small update to the footnote.

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Sorry, I meant I had "Use Windows Colors" switched off in IE (and then chose the default grey background colour).

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Peter, that page looks like it had a CSS layout but the browser couldn't read it so it just displayed everything top to bottom.

Oliver Burgess [PersonRank 0]

11 years ago #

I'm guessing they did it because of IE8 standards mode, it was looking a bit crazy before.

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