In the past, Yahoo has always kept their logo at the front and center of their homepage with the search bar located right underneath.  This is the way it was every since they launched until they changed it back in 2006. At that point they unveiled a completely new design that moved their logo to the upper left corner of the page. It looked nice, but apparently they’re more comfortable with the logo in the center because they just made an adjustment and moved it back to the center. The image below shows you the “old” homepage that was used up until recently (logo on the left) and then an older homepage screenshot from 2006 before they launched their big redesign. Then of course there’s the new screenshot of what Yahoo looks like today:

yahoo homepage comparisons

To me, it seems like there is now more emphasis on search with such a large search box spread across the screen. Other than moving the logo and the search box, nothing else has changed and all of the information that was previously available is still there.

Source: Google Blogoscoped

There Are 6 Comments

  1. how is this interesting news? :? :|

  2. Can understand this move as their logo becomes more prominent also (on top of the reasons you’ve already mentioned), but it does move the content further down the page, making it less visible. I suppose they want to put more emphasis on the search and less on the content then (while you still need to download it..)

  3. Anonymous wrote:
    how is this interesting news? :|

    You may not find it interesting, but others will. We can’t please everybody 100% of the time, but we do our best.

    Change wrote:
    Can understand this move as their logo becomes more prominent also (on top of the reasons you’ve already mentioned), but it does move the content further down the page, making it less visible. I suppose they want to put more emphasis on the search and less on the content then (while you still need to download it..)

    If they were trying to put more emphasis on search, I think they’ve done that. However, like you mentioned, some of the content got pushed down the page further which will require extra scrolling to see.

  4. The old layout seemed more efficient.

    Oh well, I use My Yahoo! now that it’s fast, great looking, and EZ to customize.

  5. Eeew. I hope that Yahoo will revert the change.

  6. Pieter wrote:
    Eeew. I hope that Yahoo will revert the change.

    Me too, what a waste of space the new design is. It does draw more focus to the search box, but I know a lot of people who go to Yahoo’s homepage solely for the news.

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