Yahoo’s glory days have long since past, with the site playing second fiddle to Google for years now.
Nevertheless, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is determined to shake up the status quo with the first revamped homepage in four years. Although not an entirely new design, the site does feature infinite scrolling, which renders more and more content as a reader scrolls down the page.
Users can also now customize their news content by removing and adding relevant items. Meanwhile, the right side of the home page displays widgets, or utilities, which display info related to weather, finance, sports, videos and Flickr photos.
And yes, the stalwart search bar is still located at the top of the page.
“Designed to be more intuitive and personal, the new Yahoo experience is all about your interests and preferences. Since streams of information have become the paradigm of choice on the web, we’re introducing a newsfeed with infinite scroll, letting you experience a virtually endless feed of news articles,” Mayer explained in an official blog post.
“Whether you are a sports fanatic or entertainment buff, you can easily customize your newsfeed to your interests. And, to make Yahoo even more social, you can log in with your Yahoo! or Facebook ID to get articles from thousands of news sources as well as those shared by your friends. We’ve also introduced newly designed applications. From your local weather forecast to Facebook friends’ birthdays, you’ll always have the information you need.”
As expected, the Yahoo revamp is also optimized for smartphones as well tablets, and can be accessed here.