We recently looked at a new Yahoo homepage that was reported to be in the process of a slow roll-out, but we haven’t seen much more about it over the past month or so. The design was somewhat different, but it did keep a lot of the same elements of the current homepage.
Now, All Things D is sharing a new, different Yahoo homepage design, and says it will be launching widely within the next couple months. This is a much more drastic change, and appears to cater more to the modern tablet design. Take a look:
According to All Things D reporter Kara Swisher, the interface encourages users to “reach out and touch, scroll and swoosh,” as indicated by the side-swiping arrows in the design.
The design would be in line with the company’s recent emphasis on mobile (particularly since CEO Marissa Mayer took over).
Swisher has an additional screenshot, which looks similar, but does not have the prominent “Trending Now” box. Presumably this is after some side swiping.
Here’s a look at the current Yahoo homepage, in case you want to compare:
As you can see, the big ad spot has been pushed out of view in the new design. It will be interesting to see what Yahoo does on that front, considering how many visitors that page gets. Here’s the realtime counter to give you an idea (it’s a lot).
What do you think of the design? Better than the current one or not so much?
image via All Things D