Google/Yahoo Homepage

When Yahoo redesigned their homepage I have to say that they did a lot of things right. They made it so that their news and services were brought to your fingertips without having to traverse a lot of pages to find what you were looking for. They did it in a fashion that looks not only slick, but also unique.

So what would happen if Google was the one who created the homepage with that exact same layout? You don’t have to wonder anymore because GoogleWatch made a mockup of the homepage that has been Googleized (pictured above). It has everything from quick access to your email all the way to featured movies from Google Video and YouTube.

Now we also can’t forget the quick access to your Google Reader items at the bottom or a nice listing of the popular Google services on the left side. After I saw this mockup it actually made me wish that Google really created something like this. Sure they have their Personalized Homepage where people can add Google Reader news and their Gmail Inbox, but it doesn’t look nearly as nice as this. Something like this could be a nice step in the right direction for bringing all of the Google services together.

Am I the only one who thinks the layout and design of the items above is pretty nice? Throw some pictures up there from your own (and your friends) Picasa Web Albums and I think it would be all set!

View larger screenshot of the Google homepage with Yahoo’s layout

There Are 6 Comments

  1. The beauty of Google’s homepage is its simplicity and elegance. I wouldn’t want a Google homepage (google.com) filled up with all those things. I wouldn’t mind if Google made their personalized homepage (google.com/ig) look like that because that would be awesome.

  2. Oh yeah, I absolutely agree that Google.com shouldn’t switch to something like this. I was thinking that this should be another alternative to the Personalized Google Homepage that users create. It provides easy access to all of their services and therefore exposes many of them to new users as well.

    I use Google.com whenever I am looking to do a quick search in a browser without a search bar. I would hate to see the homepage cluttered up and extending the amount of time it takes to load.

  3. I think that’s why Google has been #1 for awhile. Both msn.com and yahoo.com look to cluttered. With google everything is in a bar (or drop box). And if you want more, you can customize it.

  4. I think this goes back to other discussions about Google pulling together all their services. This mock up at least pulls together all their services into one, easy to navigate homepage.

  5. Wow, that actually looks nice! The creator of the mashup has made a small mistake though: why is Google using both YouTube and Google Video on the same page? Shouldn’t they be pushing one particular platform?

  6. pdedecker wrote:
    Wow, that actually looks nice! The creator of the mashup has made a small mistake though: why is Google using both YouTube and Google Video on the same page? Shouldn’t they be pushing one particular platform?

    They would probably want to push YouTube a little more because of its obvious popularity, but they should still offer some link to Google Video since they still want to keep that service alive.

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