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Yahoo gives search a redesign, unveils Google-esque nav bar


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#1 +V-Tech


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 15:36

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Yahoo has been a busy little bee recently, updating its various properties and snatching up new ones. Now its giving its Bing-powered search page a facelift. The redesign is actually quite subtle. The color scheme remains the same and there's still a sidebar, though, the various search tabs have all been pushed to the left rail. The look is flatter, boxier and more modern with quite a bit of empty space. In fact, the padding on the right side has been expanded, leaving much of the screen strangely bare. In addition to the updated aesthetics, the company has introduced a new navigation bar that sits glued to the top providing shortcuts to the homepage, your mailbox, Flickr and other Yahoo-owned properties. The nav bar will also be rolling out to these other services soon, providing a Google-esque way to quickly hop around. Now Yahoo just needs to figure out how to serve up actually useful results. When our search for sushi on Staten Island turned up only one restaurant actually in the borough and a query for "old fashioned recipe" spit out a pile of pancake plans, we knew that there was still quite a lot of work to be done.

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#2 link6155


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 15:42

so a box with a blue button next to it = Google-esque?

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 15:44

so a box with a blue button next to it = Google-esque?

That's the search bar. The Nav Bar is the header

#4 vetGeoffrey B.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 15:46

yeah the comparison is actually very striking now that i have seen a screen capture of it.

#5 articuno1au


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Posted 05 June 2013 - 15:46

so a box with a blue button next to it = Google-esque?

Nope, but a bar that looks exactly like Google's header bar with similar options on it is google'esque >.<

It's not just the design, but the content and usage that is similar.

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Posted 05 June 2013 - 15:49

Last time I cared for Yahoo! Search was back when I was looking for a complete moves list on Mortal Kombat II/3.