If you’ve been over in the US recently, you may have noticed that Yahoo is looking a little fresh — not only has it got a new logo, but it’s got a whole new clean design with information looking more spread out rather than crammed into small spaces. Now you don’t need to fly across the Atlantic to experience the new design, with the Yahoo homepage changing in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy and South Africa.
This represents one of the biggest changes in Yahoo’s history with News being put upfront and centre with short blurbs for every story — meaning you can decide whether or not the information interests you, based on more than just a picture and a headline. The page is also a lot less cluttered, opting for a clean design using segments rather than the jumble sale style of the previous layouts.
One of the best things about the new Yahoo homepage is the fact that it works on just about any device you’re likely to use, with it responsive to mobile, tablet and more traditional PCs. Yahoo is pushing mobile more than ever, whether it be the company’s fantastic apps on mobile, or the latest layout change for the new homepage — it’s clear to see where ex-Googler Marissa Mayer is steering the company.
We’re likely to see more changes to Yahoo’s properties along the way, with Flickr, Mail and Yahoo Weather recently getting an overhaul — but it’s an exciting look at the future of the company nonetheless.